Tmoney99 (11610) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from b3shine. Poured clear brown color with a minimal frothy off-white head that was mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Light to medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Light to medium sweet flavor with a light to medium sweet finish of short to moderate duration. My expectations where met.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2009
Date: November 01, 2008
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear amber, wispy off white head
Aroma: sweet buttery caramel aroma
Flavor: sweet caramel and butterscotch flavor, light breadyness, little to no bitterness
Date: November 21, 2009
Source: cellar tasting
Aroma: sweet malt aroma
Flavor: sweet and bready flavor, light balancing bitterness, still a touch of the butterscotch
Aroma: 3/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 6/20
Score: * /4
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine Virginia Beach. Pours a clear copper color with a foamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of caramel malts, candied citrus, toasted malts. The taste is toasted caramel malts, anise, faint fruits, mild hops. Medium bodied. Generic, but solid.
hopdog (9570) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2007
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and slightly hazy amber color with a large sized off white head. Lacing left on the glass. Aromas of caramel, toasted malts, nutty, and lots of diactyl (very buttery, buttered popcorn, etc.). Tastes of the same.
DocLock (8341) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Deep coppery pour with ruby edges and minimal off-white head. Aroma is caramel malt, mild brown sugar, toffee, and some offy notes. Tastes of heavy caramel malt, with slight brown sugar, nut, and dark fruit notes, but the flavor profile and mouthfeel remains rather uninteresting and blase. Not horrible, but not a repeater for me.
alexsdad06 (6613) - Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz. Bottle from b3shine. Pours clear amber with small white head. Sweetish grainy malts, light fruity, mild toasted. It is what it is. On my phone so this is short.
BBB63 (6373) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle and served in standard pint glass, I think I got this from beerbill: Amber hue with a fading head and minimal lace. The aroma has notes of tangerine and apple esters, plenty of caramel and toasted malts, walnut, and a hint of soap. The taste is a straight forward malt based brew with the caramel upfront. There is a hint of classic hop bitterness upon the finish along with some diacetyl tones. The mouth feel is lively but a tad watery too. All in all an okay bier in a genre that is loaded with just okay biers.
b3shine (6265) - Indiana, USA - OCT 20, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle to pint. Looks fine; a transparent orangish-brown with off-white head that dissipates into lacing. Smells weird; skunky, roasty, and malty. Tastes like it smells with a semi-sweet backbone. Average (at best) on the palate. Not awful, but not good either.
kramer (5328) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear orangish amber body under a small foamy off-white head that retained as a thin covering. The nose is sweet toasted and Munich malt with a little too much diacetyl for me. A little honey and crackery notes also. The flavor is sweet caramel malt with a butterscotch laced finish. Tastes a little thin overall. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a slightly doughy clingy finish and moderate fizzy carbonation. Overall, a pretty weak effort. Too sweet with no malt complexity and that nagging diacetyl.
Skyview (5283) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cool! Another historical brand revived by Lion. Sampled at MN Ratebeer Winter Gathering in Maplewood, MN and supplied by tyleranderso. From a 12-oz bottle pours a semi-clear orange amber brew with an off-white head that has some texture and thickness. Aroma of light bready and caramel malts, a touch of dried pitted fruit, and some roasted nuts. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonation with flavors of caramel malt, a touch of butterscotch and dried fruit. Finish is semi-sweet, a light malty character with a bready aftertaste. I doubt this is an original Stegmaier recipe but happy to see another historical Wilke-Barre label has returned from the past.