mothman (120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into Sam Adams Sensory Glass.
Color is a golden bronze. The beer looks dark, but you can see right through it. Pours a light tan head that leaves great lacing.
Smell is very malty. Roasted malts with hints of carmel. Taste is of roasted nuts and the same hint of carmel. The taste is mainly malty, but there are some slight earthy hops present.
Mouthfeel is very rich and creamy. The beer goes down with a slight bitter aftertaste.
Overall this beer is easy to drink and could be a wonderful session beer. It is a great beer, however the taste becomes more and more of a typical lager after a while, and I am more of a fan of ales.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-02-2009 21:00:41
ads135 (2360) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a pretty decent version of an under-appreciated style. Mild and watery, but with a nice breadiness. Tried at the brewery with Vaughn and Amanda.
northropfrye (1710) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty basic amber ale here. Slight malty sweetness. Not too bad but nothing interesting. Thanks GV for this one.
jmagnus87 (2034) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear light amber with minimal head. Aroma of corn and grains with minimal malt. Taste is light sweet. Caramel, cotton candy and corn. Light bodied with a slightly slick texture. Lively carbonation and a decently long finish. Overall, not bad. Enjoyable but nothing to seek out.
commonmac (100) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at Memory Lanes. Good amber color. Doesn’t give the impression of freshness otherwise. Little head, no lacing. And not tied into the pouring abilities of the bartender. Slight malt sweet aroma but very slight. Tastes like a run of the mill Midwestern lager. No complexity. If you’ve tried the Grain Belt Nordeast, this bears a striking family resemblance. More brick than fire.
harrymel (516) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Best by 09SEP13
Its a lovely amber with a solid sheet of toasted cream on top. Smells sweet with some nougat, some pale malt, some biscuit and a bit of tea. Flavor is malts, sweet, some banana, some more tea (sweet tea in the south), some bits of orange peel. Medium on full bodied with fine, creamy carbonation and a wet finish. Decent beer, nothing I’d be likely to slam repeatedly.
MarkSachon (435) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from unknown origin in Pittsburgh. Generally bland and unremarkable. I won’t be going back anytime soon.
Maibock (4) - - JUL 6, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Used to be able to get this on Northwest Airline Flights in a can. It was awesome at 35,000 feet in First Class. I loved it. Bottled from the liquor store was not the same, but still a very enjoyable beer. Very Smooth and Creamy. Very little after bite. I pause and look at it whenever I’m at my beer store, but alas, I move on. Still not a bad beer. My favorite from August Schell.
JorgeLee (962) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap in Republic, Minneapolis. Good mid-amber colour with a thin head. Pleasant malty aroma, firm taste initially, hint of biscuit, something else a bit weird is it metal? Thin finish. Pleasant enough but a bit disappointing.
joergen (18877) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at yespr.
Clear amber coloured with a small off-white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma f caramel and hops.
Sweet and fruty flavour of caramel and hops.
Ungstrup (27687) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. A pale golden beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of straw and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw and malt, leading to a dry finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.