hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Crystal clear, copper lager with a medium-sized, creamy, beige head. Decent retention; good lacing.
The aroma is of tawny port, maple syrup, milk chocolate and brown sugar. The flavor is a touch on the sweet and thin side. Poorly hopped. None of the nice elements of the nose make an appearance in the flavor. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Short, sweet, watery finish.
JoeMcPhee (8053) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown beer with a thick fast fading tan head. Aroma is fairly sweet and toasty. Nice light sweet malty aroma. A lot more character than I expected. Sweet nuts, hazelnuts and a light herbal cocoaish character. Lightly skunky but this fades fairly quickly. Flavour is decent... soft toasted malts, sweet and lightly plummy with a bit of toastiness. Lingering sweetness.
daknole (8004) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I like this beer for a big macro brew. Dark brown pour. Off white head. Aromas of malt and maybe some yeast. A tiny bit sweet on the tongue. Slight amt of bitterness on the finish...not too bad.
3fourths (7511) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - APR 27, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Toasted bread and mildly caustic maple flavors. Decently dry palate, but lacking any depth of flavors. Smells a bit like an old bottle, dusty and mild scented wood and caramel malts, some munich as well. Very bland.
DocLock (7182) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This one has an amber color, with aromas of malt, slight nuts, and slight iced tea. Tastes malty, with hints of nuts and a slight iced tea/coffee finish.
Ughsmash (6909) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, BB 03/07. Poured a clear, ruby-tinted iced tea brown with a dusting of off-white head remaining. Nose was a touch skunky with sweet, non-descript darker malts and a hint of floral. The flavor lost any semblance of skunk and provided chocolate and bready malts, light herbal bitterness, and a slightly burnt finish. Light-bodied and grainy on the palate. This was a decent drink.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Better than the original St. Pauli Girl but that isn’t really a big acomplishment in my opinion. Got this at a wedding recep (it was either this or Corona Light) so I figured what the heck. Dark honey color with a medium thick beige head with little lacing. Slight malt nose but nothing to write home about. Light malt and nut flavoring but again they aren’t really pushing the envelope here. I would not go out of my way to get it again.
shrubber85 (6505) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Sour malt aroma - slight skunikiness. Cola color with small head. Sour malt and light molasses flavor. Probably would be a little better if I’d gotten a fresher bottle but still doubt a beer much better than average.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 18, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lightly bitter with some sweet malt .Dark amber, not much of foam if so we had some big bubbles here. Got some roasted coffee but not enough to make this beer good.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 10, 2005
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
How ironic. A german macrobrewer’s interpretation of an American style and a poor one at that. There’s really not much to say about this one other than that it is watery and boring even for a session beer.