Fevernova (210) - Athens, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz Bottle -- Orange-amber with a thin white head. Toasted malts on the nose with some hay and yeast. Heavy roasted flavor. Pretty bitter with a light to medium body.
Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Donated by Thirsty Dog for ALS Beer Dinner Benefit. Pours a little lighter than their Lunar Lager with a small white head. A little grassy and yeasty but not as sweet as the Lunar which tends to be more maltier. Works nicely with a salad and fettunta.
Braudog (5461) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2009
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Orange-tinged golden beer with barely a head to speak of. The aroma is a bit tart. Indeed, the beer delivers with an odd tart fruitiness, yeasty, almost American wheat-like. (#3713, 10/25/2009)
kuphish (378) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Eithcubes. Pours a small, foamy, white head. Clear, deep golden/light orange body. Rich malt aroma with some spicy and herbal hop undertones. Malt forward flavor - light biscuit and faint toast accompany the pale malt. Some musty wood and herbal notes from the hops. Medium bodied with average, pleasant carbonation. Clean, lightly bitter finish. This beer is overall very tasty and repeatable. It’s just missing something intangible to put it over the edge for me.
Butters (3661) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2009
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle pours a near clear applejuice with quickfading off white head. Nose is yeasty and yogurty with a pungent grainy sweetness adds in the flavor. Ever so slightly grassy, and even a little lingering hop bitterness on the finish. Not horrible, but just a step up above a bud. Cute label though.
thehoff (581) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange Amber fall like color. Very thin white head. Smells very sour, like yogurt, faint sweet malt. Very sour beer, dry, earthy. I almost find it to be like a gueze, maybe a flemish brown ale.
EithCubes (4575) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Sweet grass and grain aroma with off-pale malts and Teutonic spice. Gradient golden body with a large, loud whitish head. Malty body, some bread and pretzel, some cracker, touch of sweetness up front, but very little, and not dry enough to cause a stir. Lovely balance, a little mineral water but otherwise that magical, lick-smacking malt character. Faint grassy bitter hops. Medium body. Mild but long bitter aftertaste. This has everything I want from a Dortmunder, but it’s just a tad dirty; that is, it doesn’t sparkle, it doesn’t gleam, it just sort of hangs.
patrick767 (3333) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle - Pours golden witha thin white head. It has a mild bready and grainy malt aroma. The flavor is light, sweet malt and some mild, crisp hops. The light to medium body works alright and the finish is lightly hopped. It’s pretty good for what it is.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear gold, nice white, quickly disipating head, some lace. nose of airy grain, sweet malt. flavor follows the nose, sweet malt, grain, hiny of hops. medium bodied, creamy mouth feel, slightly bitter finish. perhaps i’d like this a bit more if the relatively high alcohol content was more apparent. tip of the hat to cornfiled for providing the bottle.
jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Deep gold clear body. Off-white, fizzy head that rapidly diminishes. First whiff is a bit sulphuric followed by mild grassy notes along with some corn and not near enough sweet, bready malts, though they show up in the flavor which is lightly to moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Sweet caramel taste gives way to bitter grass which turns into grain. Fairly nice balance between sweet and bitter. Medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. This is a fine lager that would be much better if it were cleaner, crisper.