riversideAK (6160) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks Kyzr for the bottle. Golden orange color. Very thin white head. Definite grassy and spicy aroma with some fruity malt sweetness too. Maybe its apples? Toasted caramel malts, some sweetness and an awesome earthy crisp finish. Has a cider like quality to it too. A tasty beer.
BuckeyeBoy (6150) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at growler guys meridian. pours out a crisp amber topped with a tsand head. Nose is caramel malts light floral hops. Taste is more of the caramel sweet malts and a nice grassy end.
ClarkVV (5858) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best Before October 2005 bottle from Liquor Mart. Consumed on 11/30/05.
Rusty copper colored beer, lightly hazy with just a trace of yeast settling out on the bottom. Some brighter strawberry red hues and an off-white head with fair retention and lacing, eventually receding to cover. In the nose is a lightly sour note, perhaps munich grains, and a hint of dry fruits (unripened berries, unripened nectarines). Dry, husky malts on the end. Smells just a touch metallic at first, but this passes. The flavor has plenty of medium-dry caramel, soily, lightly bitter hops and dry breadiness lingering. Moderately crisp yeast on the finish as well. Carbonation is moderate, pretty average for the style, while it has a lightly watery texture, though it’s not thin by any means. Surprised to find this is 6% abv, as it masks that very well and comes off as a very low gravity, albeit well-malted, session lager. Very even maltiness, not the most complex, but does provide bread, fruits, biscuits and light hops.
wlajwl (5832) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is grainy malts and a hint of sweetness. The flavor is malts, a hint of hops and a sweetish, smooth finish.
JK (5808) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2012 Copper color, with a very short lived off white head. Light caramel malt aroma. Malt flavor, some caramel and grain, with lager yeast. Solid. 6/3/7/3/15
Rerate from a fresh bottle. Big malt profile, the caramel is still there. Mild & dry hop aroma. This beer has excellent palate, and this is an outstanding session beer.
nuplastikk (5794) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Cloudy, amber-orange brown color. Thin, fading head. Sweet and malty, medium bodied. Caramel notes, pretty middle of the road. Some toasty amber notes. Easy drinking, but lacks much depth.
thedm (5794) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This brew poured a small head of mostly lasting white bubbles that left behind a good lacing and a transparent orange colored softly carbonated body. It has a smooth mouthfeel, a mild malt hop aroma and flavor.
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on draught at the brewpub in Jackson, Wyoming. Pours a clear golden amber brew with a thick creamy off-white head with a good lacing. Aroma is very thin and almost absent. Could just pick up a hint of light bread, vegerable and herbal/flowery hops. Taste is light, fruity, little carbonation, with a good balance of hop bitterness and malt sweetness. Finish is light, smooth, crisp, clean cut with no bitter aftertaste.
kaser (5683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Biscuit and bitter malty Carmel taste. Rather unpleasant though. 12oz can poured in park city
JPDIPSO (5669) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Looks like a vienna. Amber color with a moderate dark cream colored head. Bottle indicates best by end of August, I hope it was 2003. By the aroma I'm not sure. Caramel malt and cerery aroma. Flavors are slightly off. Malt and honey flavors with an acerbic undertone. Some real off flavors. I know this has come up in the forum "should you rate a dated beer?" I have been remiss in replying, let me state here - Hell Yes! Let the brewer/distributor know there is dated beer on the shelf and someone may find it, drink it and let others know it is not a good beer. Maybe it is a great beer fresh, but if the distributor and store does not care, it can reflect badly on the brewer. My $0.02. Will rerate next time I ski at Jackson Hole.