badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted at the San Diego International Beer Festival. Clear copper brown with no head. Nutty malty aroma and taste without much else going on.
nuplastikk (5181) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle at the Brickskeller. Amber-brown color, filtered and transparent. Minimal quick-fading head. Sweet brown sugar malt taste, quite smooth and well done. Not cloying, pungent, and/or thick like some Dunkels, this is quite well balanced. Caramel and toffee notes. Not much hop presence at all, in accord with the style. Pretty good.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 27, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
In the bottle from HyVee CB. I’m sad that this is a green bottle, as I will re-rate this once the Crescent Moon gets it on tap. Pours a very crisp and clean dark brown with a surprisingly white head. Thios has a thin body with a good chocolate and roasted backbone. Good, but not great.
Tmoney99 (12245) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Belmont Party.
Poured clear brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing.
Moderate dark malty aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation.
Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.
My expectations where met.
mar (5046) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark amber with a thin head. nose is sweet malts with wheat and some fruit. not as thick as i was hoping but a very bland flavor. fruity malts with a very slight roasted finish.
Pailhead (5837) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: The aroma is rather light and consists of some faint fruitiness and a hint of roastiness. It pours a transparent orangish-brown with a small off-white head. The flavor starts with light chocolate with some fruity sweetness. The finish has some light roastiness. Light-medium bodied with slightly fizzy carbonation.
Pershing (488) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2009
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark amber with a thin head that quickly dissolves. Malty aroma with a watery taste. The first beer I poured from the six was flat with no carbonation whatsoever. This beer was very boring. Will not try again.
patrick767 (3741) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 30, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle - Pours medium brown with a thin head. It smells mainly of caramel malt. The flavor is sweet lightly roasted malt and not much else. It’s light bodied, simple, drinkable, and underwhelming.
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 28, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This drinkable but underwhelming brew is better than regular Spaten, but nonetheless boring. Primariliy malty. Ratebeer.com needs to get its web site straight. I rated this and another beer the other night and it didn’t add my ratings. Annoying.
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - MAY 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2009 Bottle. Sweet, barleyesque aroma with a reddish brown hue and no head. Tastes of sweet, darkly roasted malts. Honey and molasses perhaps? Light on the palate, though a bit oily. An enjoyable beverage.