patrick767 (3741) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap at the brewpub, sold as "Tannin Red" - Pours mostly clear amber with a lingering off-white head that leaves some lacing. It has a mild toasted caramel malt aroma. The flavor is similar with lightly toasted, sweet caramel malt. It’s light to medium bodied and some caramel lingers in the finish along with mild hops bitterness. Pretty good, actually.
deyholla (8568) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the brewery. Poured amber with a thin white head. Aroma was weak with notes of malts and a bit of hops. Flavor pretty basic, and quite drinkable with a hoppy flavor. Quite rough on the tongue and a bit too dry.
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pretty weak and thin. Not much aroma or flavor. Not bad, just forgettable.
auerbrau (3191) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2006
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pour of mahogany-tinted red, with fringes of basketball. Head of creamy ivory. Faint malt and pizza sauce aroma. Served ice cold. There’s no carbonation in this beer, it’s becoming to be a trademark of this brewery. Maybe I could at least convince them to serve their beer on oxygen. There really isn’t flavor here, just some dryness that acts as such and there could maybe be a hint of hop sugars. Ick. I think they distilled the tannins from the river water and added it to this thing they attempt to call beer. Palate is exceptionally revolting. It has a painful scorching dryness that scours the tongue and burns the roof of your mouth. Garbage. they really need to go out of business and stop embarassing craft beer.