thecrazyroach (8) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I feel that if the Teutonics were drinking this beer at the time, we would be missing an entire chapter of world history. This beer is so full of malt, and balanced so nicely with hops and with such an earthy aroma that if I were a Teutonic in the early times, I would sit out the Crusades under a German Poplar tree with a few of these 22 ouncers from Smuttynose in the company of a local milkmaid. The beer itself is a hazy amber with a nice head. The taste is a hair sweet but let’s not get into nerd details; this beer is a winner and to heck with the politics of the Crusades.
Niko100 (2707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice golden color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of caramel malt, hops, some citrus, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, hops, caramel, fruit, and spice; Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Good stuff.
RobertDale (5546) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle. Thanks John! Pours a cloudy light gold with a very nice beige head. Aroma of malt, fruit, grass, and caramel. Taste is similar. Very well made, very nice to drink.
Mora2000 (6157) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow pour with a white head. The aroma has some bread notes and not too much else. The flavor is full of biscuit malt, bready malt, grass and toffee. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
TizzleJizzle (781) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber thanks to Phatdog1. Poured an unfiltered yellow color with a frothy white top and lacing action. Taste of sweet malts, honey, apple juice, caramel, and honey flavors. Fizzy, foamy, medium-high carbonation. All hail Smuttynose!
thirdeye11 (6073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bomber) cloudy yellow, fine white bubbles. Nose of citrus fruit, kumquat, bit of honey, funky. Taste of burnt grain, honey, rose, raw grain, medium richness, burnt caramel.
crajun (1182) - , Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bomber courtesy of phatdog1; thanks Craig! nice amber orange hazy pour. aroma is malt with some citrus (orange) and slight alcohol - nice combo! nice med. palate. Taste was balanced - a few things going on - malt sweetness (at times, a tad too sweet) + citrus sweetness; slight caramel; then slight drying hops at end; faintest bit of alcohol. Really like this beer and brewery - I can see why this beer is at the top of this style!
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2006 Bottle. Clear gold with a fluffy white head. Aroma is strong and sweet with some slight spice notes. Honey, floral, fruity. Flavor is fruity and sweet, bready, spicy. Touches of caramel, figs, apples, honey. This has definitely been taken over by the malty side after aging for 6 years, almost no bitterness/hop presence at all.
Handypaul (435) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy orange with nice white head that thins a bit too quickly and leaves great lacing. Smells of bread, butterscotch, hay, dough, and grass. Taste is slightly sweet with a medium body, average carbonation and a short finish. Great brew!
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Hazy orange. White head. Cold. Interesting. Good lacing. Not yeasty or malty. Not bland but don't know how to describe it.
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BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a hazy golden hued body with a medium sized, very slightly off-white head. Aromas are of tea, malt, medium sweet, stewed fruit, marmalade, mild oxidation, floral. Pretty clean yeast wise, but seems somewhat old. Flavors are hollow, bready, grainy, mild DMS, medium bitter with a very slightly bitter side of neutral balance. Moderate carbonation, dry, medium-low bodied. I’m not sure if this is an old bottle or not, but it doesn’t quite meet the expectations I’ve had for this beer.