unclemattie (4115) - Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz twist-off bottle. Pours cloudy brown, off-white head. Aroma of banana and chili. Hints of chocolate malt. Taste of an odd spice, very little chili, a nice presence of chocolate, mostly wheat flavor. Finishes with a little tingle way way back in the back of my throat. On of the better Shock Tops.
Here’s to the end of the Republic...
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
11/6/12. 12oz bottle from Publix. Hazy brown pour with a small khaki head that fades but laces decently. Light banana and caramel aroma, but not much else... the flavor is also a bit light, but again shows banana and caramel. There’s also a dingy aspect and a lingering hint of spiciness. Ehhhh.
kereltis (33) - Oregon, USA - NOV 5, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light tasting for a wheat beer but still has that almost meaty flavor. You can definitely taste the spices. It has the lovely cloudy appearance of a good wheat beer and it is well worth trying if wheat beers are your thing.
Billicus (286) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
aroma, slight, choclate very slight, some spice
color, amber hue fairly desent white head
taste, at first the spice hits you, then the choclate maltness comes through, but this is a weak watery version, also the chili did hit at the end.
overall, its ok for the price.
degbert (1060) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nose is faintly chocolately and spicy. Pours a rather unattractive murky brown, like tea left too long to steep. Definite chili and chocolate on the tongue, with a faint sweetness and a smokiness akin to anchos. Finishes sweet and dark. Tastes a heck of a lot better than it looks.
drjay44 (2565) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained, off white head, with some lacing, over a hazy amber (SRM 15) body.....nose is light cocoa, wheat cereal....taste is light cocoa, wheat cereal, finishing with very light chili note.....mouth feel light, carbonation low. The ingredients were used with a light hand. The result is a very light beer which does not taste bad but has minimal character and complexity. It is well within the theme of "lawnmower beers". BJCP 6/3/11/4/6
rdixon77 (594) - Georgia, USA - NOV 4, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tastes like a pepper porter left out over night. Grainy brown pour. Can taste some chocolate and pepper in the flavor which was surprising, but pretty muddled. Not horrible, I suppose, but the world may have to really be ending before I’d seek out one.
jcartamdg (1852) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy murky brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts. Taste is chocolatey, roasty and grainy wheat. Flavor is still a bit on the light side. More flavor than I expected but I didn’t expect much.
TheBeerGod (5164) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Murky brown pour with a short, fizzy tan head. Aroma is soft chocolate notes, wheat, toasted grains and light spice. Taste is soft chocolate, dark bread, toasted wheat and light spice. Body is medium with a moderate, bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more chocolate, toasted wheat, cocoa, soft spice and dark bready notes.
wlajwl (3738) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is spice, a hint of chocolate and wheat. The flavor is wheat, mildly tart fruit, malts and low but lingering spicy heat in the finish. Although slightly thin, it was pretty good, don’t know if I’ve ever rated an AB beer/ale this high.