ben4321 (5414) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Norm’s, 2/5/10
Aroma: Bread, herbal, honey, spice, toast, caramel, and light fruity/apple notes
Appearance: It pours a golden-orange color with a thin white head
Flavor: Taste is light sweetness, toasty and doughy flavor, mild bitterness too
Palate: Above average carbonation, light-medium body, and a decent drinkability
This beer is fairly solid, a nice lager. It doesn’t have the huge spice presence of many of the winter seasonal offerings, but there is some spice there. Another solid beer from Starr Hill, I haven’t given all of their stuff high ratings, but their stuff is very solid and sessionable overall.
**Just submitted a photo for this one, as it was missing one.
weihenweizen (2893) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Refrigerated bottle poured into a glass. Pours a gold with medium white head. Tastes pretty good.
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz Bottle: Pours amber orange, a reasonable white head on top. Aroma is heavy with toffee, quite malty. It’s a smooth sip but with a sharp alcohol bite, grass, toffee and some bitter, floral hops. Better than I expected, nice.
Beerman6686 (6053) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a gold color with a white head. Aroma was sticky sweet malts, some german hops, and toasted as well. Flavor was grassy hops, some odd sweetness that was lamost like corn sugar and some caramel toasted notes.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: December 13, 2009
Source: The Pint House, Asheville
Appearance: clear copper, dense white head, drippy lace
Aroma: lightly sweet bready malt aroma, light spicyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of candy sweetness, nice bready character, light earthyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
radagast83 (6795) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a golden color with a medium sized white head. Aroma slightly sweet fruits, with notes of yeast. Flavor is grains, malts, yeast. Pretty smooth, sweet finish.
nick76 (4366) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is slightly offensive with a sour vinegar like pungency. There is a bit of sweet malt and fruit but it’s hard to detect. The appearance is amber gold with a foamy head. The taste is hardly sour at all and is actually quite nice with an emphasis on malt and a touch of fruit. The palate is average. Overall it’s not the best smelling beer but it tastes alright.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz – The Wine Source. Gold, creamy white head. Sweet butterscotch and toasted bready notes warm to softer scents of dried dark fruit and apple. Sweet golden raisin bread flavors take on a faint dried cherry and caramel finish. Medium bodied with a smooth sweet end. Not bad, but the sweetness needs to be better kept in check next time…
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Clear pale orange with some white foam. Nondescript nose; mild toffee, floral and cardboard. Medium body with zingy, biting carb. Taste is watery caramel, grass, hay and dough. Dry finish with stale spices.
emacgee (4567) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a soft orange with some haze and a one finger frothy yellow head. The nose is fruity, sweet, banana bread, some toasted malt, mild spicy hop character. Flavor shows toasted malt, some grain, grassy hop character, mild sweetness. Palate is soft with some spice.