brokensail (14529) - San Leandro, California, USA - OCT 24, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Patrick’s Haus. Clear golden pour with a white head. Lots of yeast and sulfur on the nose. Sweet grain and bready malts, too. Light hop character of grass, earth, and spice. Somewhat estery, too. Light graham cracker, smoked almond, and baked apple. Okay. Not really my thing.
Fatehunter (1948) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a half finger of head on a clear straw body.
The aroma is rich caramel.
The taste is caramel and molasses sweet.
The texture is medium.
The aroma is good, the taste is okay.
Kavu (3471) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from Susan’s Fine Wine and Spirits. Pours clear golden with a medium head. Aroma is mostly malts. Flavor is sweet malts, some alcohol and some hops. Pretty decent, if a bit underwhelming.
Blairgus (3722) - California, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 Aug 2015, bottle. light gold, clear, some steady bubbles. nose is sweet, straw malt. med body and mildly fizzy. straw malt, tangy, mild alcohol. nice enough.
chinchill (3587) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle purchased yesterday at the Mills River, NC brewery.
The aroma is more hoppy than malty; lightly spicy.
The flavor is just as one might expect for this mix of styles: tastes like a pale ale (although this is a lager) with some (not quite 50%) bock added.
Feel: smooth body with crisp and lively carbonation.
O: Distinct yet highly drinkable, I can readily understand why this re-introduced beer is a "cult classic".
jbruner (3525) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear golden from the bottle with dissipating white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of pale malts and earthy crisp yeast. Taste follows, hint of bitterness, apple and dirt. Clean and full bodied, soft carbonation. Meh.
SSSteve (4006) - - MAY 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Crystal clear gold with a small white head. Malty sweet honey and cereal nose. Flavor is grainy with some alcohol heat and apple skins.
bhensonb (13208) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the SN tap room. Pours amber gold with a white head. Lite citrus aroma. Med + body. Flavor of light malt, tho not really bready, and citrus. Neither sweet nor dry. Mildly bitter. Rather refreshing and pretty drinkable.
rosenbergh (9501) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Bottled on 03/12/15. (Sierra Nevada Brewing Co) Chico, CA.
Clear golden colour with a small white head.
Mild sweet malt and some hops in the aroma... mild aroma it is.
The flavour is mild hops, some sweetness and mild maltiness. Very drinkable. Hoppy for a Heller Bock.
slowrunner77 (8356) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"yummy! i’m not a huge sierra nevada fan, although they make a couple beers than stand out a little...and this is one of them. great use of hops to balance out the beer!"