rosenbergh (10671) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Bottled on 8/10/15. From a trade with IslandHaole. Thanks Dan!
Slightly cloudy amber color with a small white head.
Caramel, fudge, bready malt and mild hoppy dryness in the aroma.
The flavor is dry hops, mild bitterness, bready malt and some dark sugary sweetness. Decent.
slowrunner77 (10248) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clean and crisp as advertised. Good malt bite to it, with a hint of Carmel and bread. Not bad.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle, from my local kroger, split with jstax. Bottled 7/01/15. Clear amber red color. Thin off-white head. Loose bits of lace. Up front, I get corn, vegetable, DMS. Some toasty malt, bit of caramel, and bigger spicier pepperiness. moderate sweet, light bitter taste. Medium body. Kind of crisp, mild soft lighter to moderate carbonation, mild slick finish. I have a lot of respect for sierra nevada, and really high hopes for this one, but it was pretty sweet, plain and disappointing over all.
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale golden pour with a tight creamy white head. The nose is fairly lean with a lightly toasted nose. Bright, fresh maltiness with a distinctly minerally/herbal hoppiness toward the finish. Really bright, fresh and clean. Easily quaffable quality. Easy to drink, well-balanced and quite tasty. There is a kiss of noble hoppiness on the finish that just comes across as a bit of light spiciness.
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, clear orange-red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, bread, some dough, some spicy notes, some nice grassy notes, touch of red fruit. Taste is a mix of grass, spice, yeast, bread, some doughy notes into some toast, slight red fruits, finishing slightly sweet, slightly dry.
3fourths (9150) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Clear copper with a short head.
Red apple fruitiness in the nose with maybe some metal notes; simple malt, little aroma hops, but clean. Medium-light body, a little syrupy across the middle, growing bitterness late. Nice flavor balance, but it’s nothing to demand your attention.
bb (8572) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 29, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Amber beer with a low whitish head. Low spicey aroma. Light caramel and spicey flavor. Medium bodied. Lingering spice.
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 15, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Session Ale Fest at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Pours a light hue for a Vienna, with a off-white head. Aroma is biscuity and malty with a bit of vegital. Taste is grainy and bready with some grassy hops. Nothing special. Medium fizz.
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4oz pour at the Max’s Taphouse Beer Camp event. Pours a clear orange with some cloudy, white head. Nose has a real distinct grainy character, nutty like peanut skins, plenty of yeasty dough, a bit of buttered toast. Flavor is spot on, yeasty bread, flicks of orange, some biscuit. Clean finish. So true to style.
onceblind (7496) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear brilliant copper under a thin foamy white head. The nose is very biscuity and grainy-earthy. The flavor is a tad bit large and bold for its style, which I have no problem with, but the flavor profile itself is a bit too toast and biscuit for my taste, with amber grains and a lager yeasty finish. A bit doughy sweet throughout.