Tmoney99 (13253) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted and produced good lacing. Light to moderate sweet balanced aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of average duration. Goes well with spicy food.
Ratman197 (12962) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with a lingering ring of ivory foam. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, light carmel and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, light grapefruit and light pine with a crisp moderatrly bitter finish.
jcwattsrugger (12122) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle-pours amber with an offwhite head. Aroma is bready light malt-some caramel, some citrus. Taste is bready light malt-some caramel, some herbal/citrus hops, grain.
adnielsen (10445) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in hotel room, picked up at a Hy-Vee in Lincoln, NE. Clear, dark gold appearance with an off white head. Sweet creamy, grainy, light citrus, hay aroma. Easy drinking, sweet grassy, lightly herbal, straw flavor. Easy drinking and pretty nice.
deyholla (9921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. Poured a clear gold with a white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma was mainly had notes of grain and hay with a slight undertone of hops. Flavor was similar with malts dominating and the hops taking a back seat.
BVery (9412) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Tap. Light gold pour with a moderate white head. Aroma is scotch ale and vinegar. Nice medium body in a lighter beer. Taste is hop, malt, and an aspirin-like finish. Decent.
phaleslu (9255) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle as an extra in a trade with fidelis83- thanks again, Jeremiah! Pours a mostly clear amber with a big off-white head that leaves some light and sloppy lacing in the glass. Aroma of toast, grass, citrus, tea, banana, cardboard, and musk. Flavor of wet leaves, cardboard, grass, tea, citrus, floral hops, caramel malts, and rainwater. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a wet, leafy mouthfeel. Not bad, but this one just isn’t doing it for me. Though I have to admit I dig the grandpa beer-style label.
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour on tap at Winterfest 2012, hazy orange with white head, aroma has notes of nice pine and citrusy hops, touch of biscuit as well, but otherwise a bit indescript. Taste is a nice mix of biscuit, toffee, some nice citrus notes, finishing fairly dry and bitter. Pretty nice.
Ughsmash (7507) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Poured clear, medium orange with a short, sticky off-white head.. nice lacing followed it down. The aroma picked up sweet caramel and redder fruity notes with fresh pine resin and grassy accents.. really, really clean. The flavor found sweet, lightly-toasted caramel at the core, with fresh, prickly pine and leafy bitterness throughout.. refreshing, lingering bitterness and simple, but tasty malts on the finish. Lighter-bodied with moderate-plus carbonation on the palate.. good flow to it.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to nuplastikk: Pours a transparent light copper bronze with a stringy-lacing white head. Aroma of lightly resiny citrusy hops with some doughy malty undertones. Starts with average fullness and a faint sweetness with lots of grassy bittering and flavor hops before a drier crisp finish. Could use a little more sweetness for balance, but overall a pretty clean brew.