dmschefke (570) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep amber with thin off-white head. Aroma strong of malt, bread, nutty, and slight hops. Flavor is slightly sweet with a bit more hops bittering than I was expecting. Overall, nice brew and very drinkable.
Petkus331 (273) - Redford, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is yeasty and fruity cherry with a touch of cereal malt. Appears blood orange red with nice white foam and lace. Tastes bitter up front of charred malt, mildly sweet apple fruitiness, a touch of cherry. Palate is slightly fizzy, but nearly ordinary. Overall, solid, tastes like a red.
firstsip (490) - Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at brewery. Super dark reddish brown. Light head. Bready nose. Tastes a bit like a red, but is mostly yeasty, fruity, a bit heavy. Nice!
Bulk_Carrier (2225) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pilsener glass.
The appearance was a nice hazy amber to copper color with a half finger’s worth of white foamy head. When it started to dissipate, there was some stringy lacing.
The smell had a roasty sort of nutty/fruitiness.
The taste was nutty sweet. There was a creamy malty aftertaste with the pretty much the same kind of finish.
On the palate, it sat fairly light to show a decent sessionability about it.
Overall, hey, not a bad altbier. I could see myself having this again and possibly even having it with its respected food.
rob6239 (643) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2014 Aroma is strong, but reminds me of the amateur homebrewer - dank, earthy basement smells, not appealing. Taste was better, but average at best.
Tried again in glass and let it breathe for a minute at a better temperature. Much better. I get the fruit notes in the beer much better.
GIJOE (673) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark copper with a thin white head; lots of sticky lacing. Aroma is toasted malts and hop with a hint if grassiness. Taste is a bright pop of moderately bitter hops with a floral finish. Full bodied, lively carbonation.
Nice brew! Way to go Motown!
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AGAquino (661) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At an airport lounge in Detroit; I wanted to go local. Flavourful, sweet malts, nicely balanced. Just what I want for an airport layover.
Kinz (3347) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear medium to dark amber, decent head fades to ring but leaves nice lace. Aroma lightly of toasted malts. Fairly clean lager profile, emphasis on toasty malts. A hint of slightly earthy hops too. Nicely done, seems to be Detroit’s version of Richmond’s Legend Brown
steeleliver (120) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the DTW airport. Pours a clear amber, small beige head with some decent lacing.. Smell is of malt.. Taste is of malts, with a tinge of fruity undertones and some caramel. Great mouthfeel, and the alcohol is well masked for a good session beer.
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber red with sticky white lacing. Cereal, barley and hop on the nose. Palate is medium bodied with a nice hop presence. Nice balance. Sessionable, but with good character.
akoeninger (476) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at airport. Reddish amber color, shirt lived white head. A sweet aroma with hints of apple and fruit. Taste is unexpected. hoppy, but with a malt body and lots of esthers and fruit. Ends very well balanced with a fruity/bitter kick.