alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks good, mostly clear and tannish-amber with a pretty good head and lace.
Floral and fruity smelling, biscuit malt, barley, and oddly, a touch of funk reminiscent of a tripel.
Taste is quite fruity, with crystal malts, barley, citrus, hops. Itís a bit heavy on the maltiness for a pale ale, but it ainít bad at all. I find it far more bold and forward than many of Spoetzlís beers, which is refreshing to note. I still find it slightly tripel like, but that may just be me.
Body is pretty thick and rich for a pale ale, quite pleasing though. A fruity, slightly hoppy finish rounds it out.
Itís not bad at all. I could buy a sixer of it and drink them all without complaint. I donít think itís world class, but itís tasty enough to enjoy. A good effort, hopefully Spoetzl will keep trying new and bolder beers over time.
BeerKurve (499) - - DEC 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark Orange with a mild haze. Itís a surprisingly sweet Pale Ale, almost to a fault which creates sort of an Imbalance. Aside from the sweetness, you have floral hops, yeasts, caramel and barley. Carbonation starts out strong but becomes mild as it warms up. Not a bad Pale Ale, but it suffers from an imbalance of flavor. Still however, it is still an alright beer with itís share of flaws
keepersj12 (2679) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
About as ordinary as a pale ale can be. Light in color with a thin head. The aroma is weak with some bread. The flavor was also weak. Average at best.
nick76 (4213) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is watery with metallic hops, slight yeast, and sweet malts. The appearance is hazed amber with a small head. The taste is bitter up front but very malty and bread like with a buttery quality. The palate is smooth. Overall a winner.
AndresTM (306) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - NOV 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2012 Spicy, peppery, mildly citrusy hop aromatics, with an inky edge that I find somewhat weird. The taste is nowhere near as bright as the aroma ó itís dull and shy, with some vestiges of hop citrus and grass toward the aftertaste, along with some caramelized sugar. The malts do tend to grow in character with temperature, but not enough to rescue the beer. Light body with lively effervescence, making for a satisfactory mouthfeel. Underwhelming.
drjay44 (2616) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium ivory head, with some lacing, over a clear amber (SRM 10) body......nose is cereal, light toffee/caramel, light hop floral tones....taste is cereal, light toffee/caramel, minimal hop bitterness.....mouth feel light, carbonation high. Minimal hop bitterness, simple malts make for a very average, simple, uninteresting beer. BJCP 6/3/11/4/5
BillWyce (717) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From notes: Poured hazy pale amber with a touch of orange, and a 1-finger off-white head. Bright citrusy aroma with a touch of caramel beneath. Body was a bit lighter than medium, a touch thin with a slight oilyness. Caramelly malt flavor with a mild citrus note beneath before going back to the malt in the finish.
djsurf420 (2) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2012 does not count
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 3/20
A nice tasting beer, almost borderline IPA. Was bitter without going overboard. Good as a fall to winter beer.
onceblind (4014) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Slightly hazy amber with a nice frothy white head. Biscuity aroma with a gentle floral hop presence. Flavor is light and crisp with a pleasant but ultimately unfulfilling pale malt sweetness, with a gentle balancing bitterness, no real discernible hop flavor. Just a mild, light, inoffensive pale.
Travlr (11214) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft. Hazy golden color, fluffy white head, delicate lacing. Aroma of fruity straw. Taste is lemon oil.