VinegarStroke (342) - Napa, California, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Amber with slight haze. Frothy white head that dissipates quickly. Honey, caramel, malty aromas. Darker malt spectrum moving to a heavier profile rather than fresh. Dry rather than sweet. Bitter finish. Not sour but crisp mid palate.good wieght but coarse.
bytemesis (4599) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 20, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Pours clear Amber, small off white head, decent lacing. Aroma is Bready, caramel, grass. Flavor is fairly sweet, malty, hints of cardboard, light bitterness, a tad sour, lemon. Medium light body. Meh.
tightslice (429) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Evernote. Malts up front with a nutty finish... there’s something in the mid-palate that’s bitter / herbal that I didn’t care for, otherwise pretty good especially the finish.
loubar (154) - Los Gatos, California, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2015 12 oz. bottle from Whole Foods. Nose of yeast with some toast. Taste of light caramel, molasses and bread. Very smooth and a bit sweet. No floral or citrus hops here. Slight bitterness is dominated by a rich, smooth malt. Soft carbonation. Easy to drink and very satisfying. One was definitely not enough...
Travlr (15867) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear bright amber color, medium fluffy white head with decent retention. Aroma of granola. Taste is toasted biscuit. Tasty.
slowrunner77 (7089) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"of course since this one is (before I rate it) the lowest scoring SW beer...i liked it best. but i was not alone...the 4 of us that were there all thought this beer, along with the XP were tops, with the pale ale and hefe bringing up the rear. fits the style to a tee...not incredibly exciting, but good on a cool day. nice, crisp malt character. well balanced."
MikeJslc (768) - USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper, clear, beige head. Malty, bready, nutty, grainy finish with a little residual sweetness. Clean.
pkmd1 (43) - - AUG 13, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber pour with thin white head, peanut brittle and dates with full smooth flavor, hops noted with moderately bitter finish, nice at 50 degrees in a typically pub glass
MarinEvelyn (680) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
very sweet like candy, fairly bitter finish. fairly smooth otherwise, malt, starts light then ends a little fuller
beerbaaron (1675) - Arizona, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice looking clear amber with a fair off-white head. Bread. Caramel. Light spiciness. Mild Earthy bitterness. Light dryness. Its nice. Nothing off putting. Could crack open a few over an afternoon.
GenDV138 (3366) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft as part of a flight at Sudwerk in Davis, CA. Clear amber with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, toast, citrus. Tastes of sweet malt, spices, citrus fruit and peel. Medium-light body with a dry finish.