italarican (1500) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Where the Wild Beers Are. Full orange pour with minimal eggshell head. Aroma of hay and malt. Extremely sweet of butterscotch and white sugar backed by funk. Cloying.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle that reads Amber. Pours a clear orange with a huge white fluffy head, and floaties. Aroma has big fruitiness and hops, with a touch of lemon zest or citrus. Malty smooth flavor, with a good dose of hop flavor, and mild bitterness. Medium body, reminds me a bit of an ESB.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma of malted barley. Lightly roasted malt. Caramel and toffee. A hint of earthy dirtiness. Some baking bread. Pours cloudy dark copper with lots of particulate. Pleasant flavor profile with notes of barley, toasted malt, biscuits, yeast and a hint of dry earthy hops. Creamy on the tongue with lively carbonation.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color (duh), tan head. Fruity and yeasty, slightly dry with some mild funkiness. Pretty pleasant, I’d drink again.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, amber body with a fluffy, white head that quickly collapses into a thin, white line. Interesting aroma of spicy hop oil, tobacco, caramel, whole grains, earthy terroir, light wood and fresh flora. The body is silky smooth with low carbonation and plenty of malty backbone. Tasty and well balanced. Excellent, complex malt layers and elements of fruit, grains and toffee while remaining well attenuated. A crisp hop bitterness comes in near the finish to enliven the tongue and warm the soul. A nice, balanced Biere de Garde with some spiciness and crisp hop bitterness. I wish this was fresh, because the green bottle oxidized the hops some. If this were fresh, I bet this would have reached another level of tastiness.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Oak Tree. Hazy orange yellow pour with a light tan head. Nutty malt aroma. Lots of citrus and grapefruit. Sweet biscuit and grapefruit flavor. Notes of nutty cereal and honey. Moderately hoppy finish.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy amber thin head. Spicy floral bread and caramel aroma with some barnyard notes. Prickly mouth feel, quite carbonated. Doughy cracker flavor, malty with caramel. Decent body, little hop flavor or bitterness. Nice picnic ale.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml. bottle at HW open house. Hazy amber color with a large off white head. Mild aroma that was somewhat grassy with a hint of honey. Spicy, fruity flavor with some caramel and a lighly bitter hop finish.
dfearnley (1135) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to wine glass
Aroma of lacto bacillus, caramel, and candied fruit. Cloudy tangerine colour with medium particulates and a thin tan head. Wood, nutmeg, and light candied fruit.
jtw (1131) - farmington, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
big 750 mL bottle, pouring a carbonated amber color. nice and mild, fresh farm scents not of pigs or cattle but corn and hay. a very enjoyable brew, definitely hiding all 5.8% alcohol.