cbfobes (2293) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 12, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a clear light amber with a decent head and some lacing, the aroma is of some sweet malt and bread mixed in with metal, the flavor is sweet but has a metallic finish, decent brew just nothing special.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a nice amber color, with not much of a head on it. Had a rather light taste and very drinkable.
fidelis83 (1954) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 12, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2010 Pours a very slightly hazy coppery amber with a 1-2 finger chunky off white head that has great retention and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is big on citrus, spice and sharp grass, yeasty bread twang, some toast, a little peach and apple, sweet floral notes and a bit of soap. Flavor is sweet, lightly yeasty white bread,lots of citrus, spicy and floral hops, hay and mineral notes that slip themselves perfectly between every other note to make this a highly refreshing brew. Palate is light bodied with a medium, velvety carbonation somewhat creamy entry and dry finish. What a well balanced, refreshing and deliciously hoppy lager. I love this stuff, i wish it was permanently available... although I can’t really see it taking to long stints on store shelves very well.
Edit; 11.30.10, this brew does indeed go downhill rather quickly, but it’s awesome when fresh.
Trev (1936) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: light amber pour with a thick pillowy white head.
aroma is toasted malt, caramel sweetness, a lot like the Firebrick.
Faint citrus hop.
Flavour is lighter than the Firebrick with a more pronounced citrusy floral hop. Still a lot of toasted malt flavour and citrusy hop with a slightly metallic tang to the finish.
That1Guy (1934) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crushed at the Cresent Moon. One hell of a good beer. Great balance of bitter hops and bready malt. Crisp and light but enough flavor and substance that it’s a sipper.
portableparty (1911) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pour is copper brown in color clear and decent frothy head. Aroma is malt and pennies. Taste has big malt and pennies with faint spice. Palate is creamy malt and gritty dry swallow.
markas101 (1843) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 30, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle, Fargo, ND, USA. Rich copper colour, foamy pond scum head. Strong citrus aroma with warming clove backbone. Hops overpower the malt, I was looking forward to a bit more malt profile but this is decent nonetheless.
boozedude (1791) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle into glass.. hazy dark orangish pour with white head.. Funky dead fruit aroma.. Taste is some bitter fruit.. Bitter finish some mild hopps..just ok
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle 8/1/10). Clear light amber color. Small off white head. Light toast/malt aroma. Mod toast/malt flavor with light bitterness. Avg duration. Light bitter finish. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.
bpreo (1615) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is the 150th Anniversary brew. That’s an old brewery. I’m sure lots of changes have occurred since 1860. Taste is ok, nothing amazing. Just ok. Would have liked a traditional beer brewed with an original recipe from 1860.