Arayaga2 (1710) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear gold with thin white head. Not much aroma, and taste isn’t very distinctive either. Toasty malty sweet and that’s about it. Light alcohol flavors. $2/12oz
maekchu (1463) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 10, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (as "JosephsBrau Hofbrau Bock") from Trader Joe’s in Athens. Big crude malty aroma, some alc. Clean medium straw color, with a slightly rocky head. Hard sugary intial, with a tinge of hops / gets roasty in mid, with caramel / sweet, near cloying, at final. Medium body. Not so good. A cheap-tasting brew.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Went to a friend’s for a bonfire the other night and saw this new-to-me brew in the cooler. My first of the TJ’s brews. Poured into a pint glass.
Pours a cloudy honey-gold with a thick white frothy cap on top. The nose carries some sweet floral tones, fruity sweetness, and a slight dry huskiness on the closeout. Smooth carbonation. Subtle bite, with a slightly oily feel. Mild fruit-like flavor, apples, honey, crackers. Pretty mild unoffensive beer. Nothing that exciting, but I wouldn’t turn one down. A refreshing easy-drinking beer.
akoeninger (268) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden clear, looks like a standard light lager. Grassy hop smell, overall sweet not balanced enough, Not very bock like.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of grain, earth, dough, light herbs, and honey. Flavor of grain, citrus, light herbs, and grass.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle purchased at Trader Joe’s. Clear amber pour with a medium off-white head. Malty and grainy nose with light fruit notes. Malty and grainy flavor with light apricot accents and a sweet finish.
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz bottle) clear light gold, ring of white bubbles. Nose of saccharin, yeasty unleavened bread, unnatural, light caramel. Taste of saccharin, pretty sweet, light caramel, light body, way too unnaturally sweet.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark golden with a thin fully receding white head. Notes of sweet pale malt, biscuit, toffee, caramelized wort, herbs. Medium to full bodied, lightly sweet with lively carbonation.
SudsMcDuff (5370) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a deep gold .. mild foam .. . honey and caramel shoe inserts .. . gracious in its abv level, done alright .. . ok stuff but waaay to stretched out .. . . why do they kick me?
brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden pour with a white head. Sweet sugar, bread, and toast. Yeast, mild floral hops, grass, and a touch of spice. Pretty straightforward flavor, too. Mostly sweet sugar and bready malt with a light toasted quality. Some spicy, floral, and grassy hops. No perceivable bitterness and a bit of yeast.