NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Upper Mississippi Mashout. Not sure why they casked this one but whatever. Pours a slightly hazed deep gold/yellow. Nose is very bready and a touch sweet. Bocky melanoidin component as well. A hint of spicy continental hop notes and perhaps a grainy component as well. On taste, medium bodied with a round sweetness from the alcohol that is a bit much, imo. Does have a robust maltiness to it, but the sweetness does seem to get in the way. A hint more bittering would have been perfect for this one. Okay.
arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours reddish orange with white head, aroma has notes of caramel, grass, and pine. Taste is some dull notes of grass, leading into caramel, slightly bitter finish. Pretty good flavors, but not very many of them and not very strong.
bpreo (2187) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Heller Bock? How about a Hellova Bock? I really enjoyed this one, helped me shoot 4 on a par 3.
notalush (5512) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy dark straw color - frothy, lasting head - aroma of dough, vanilla, sweetbreads, a bit of fruitiness - flavor is medium sweet and fairly clean up front - some hops bitterness and crackery character - dough through the middle, with faint butterscotch/diacetyl - becomes rather sweet at the end, but it is a clean sweetness - light esters - not quite to style, but not terrible.
strongpieman (1618) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep gold, almost no head. Highly carbonated. Mild aroma. Some bitterness... pleasing beer... can tell the strength, but otherwise medium / light body.
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from TC Craft. Golden, straw colored pour with a big white head that leaves fantastic lacing. Fresh, clean aroma with some bready notes. Crisp, clean flavor with some hoppy notes and a slightly bitter hoppy flavor.
fidelis83 (2224) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 30, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear gold with hints of amber and a 2 finger creamy whitish head that has good retention. Aroma is sweet cereal grain, light toast, light soapy, grassy and floral hops and a little dried bread. Flavor is eggy bread crust, grassy hops, ethanol, cereal grain and a light, vegetal planty note. Palate is medium bodied a little oily and dry in the finish with a light carbonation. Not really my cup of tea here, the aroma is moderately attractive, but it falls apart at first sip with not so great taste and somewhat greasy palate..
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
medium to dark gold pour with light reddish highlights. thick white head keeps a decent cap.
aroma is sweet toasted malt. light spicy hop.
Flavour has an herbal alcoholic tinge. over toasted caramel maltiness. medium sweetness. decent body, slightly sticky finish.
BVery (8684) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Gold pour, small white head. Bread, malt, and citrus nose and taste. I didn’t particularly enjoy this one.
TheBeerBaron (261) - Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2009
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden hue beer with a small head and not much carbonation in the glass. The aroma is honeyed and rose scented like a spring meadow. The taste is predominately hops centered and the malt sits behind a salty watery base. The palate is overly carbonated a too bubbly. I was disappointed in this beer.