jcos (1670) - Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Location/Date:Bottle on December 19th, 2012.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange.
Aroma: Aroma of bread, some apple.
Taste: Faint bitterness, some apple flavor, some orange, faint yeastyness.
Palate:Medium body, lingering aftrtaste.
Summary: First off, thanks to the Milsky’s for providing this beer! Maybe this particular sample was too old, I don’t know.
jb (2483) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Ron via Pittsford store. Clear amber, no head or lacing. Baked bread aroma, malty palate. Very basic, but decent. Well balanced, sweet, clean a bit of sour.
DCLawyer (1798) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle->SA glass. Orange coppercolorwith white head. Aroma of corn and malt. Tastes of sweet corn with some hops. Metallic aftertaste. Not very good.
Trev (1997) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Under the JospehsBrau label rather than Trader Joe’s:
Gold pour with a medium tight head.
aroma is sweet corn/grainy malt, tinged with some toasted malt and a hint of booze. Light grassy hop. Smells like most lighter bocks I’ve had.
Flavour is grassy, slightly metallic/minerally, with some honey and grain sweetness to the flavour.
mike_77 (3889) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark blond in colour. This beer has a sweet cornmalt flavour. Lacks depth.
shrubber85 (8836) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle (JosephsBrau label). Buttery malt and light alcohol aroma. Golden yellow with large head. Slightly sweet buttery barley malt and bitter herbal hops and alcohol flavor. Diacetyl overload.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours an average cheddar yellow with a nose of hay and light honey. Flavor is straw, biscuit, and honey. Average mouithfeel. Meh.
dfinney23 (2236) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear gold with a thin white head. Very malty and a bit creamy. Not bad but forgettable.
legion242 (2333) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a golden tellow with a minimal head. Nice nose. Very smooth across the palate. Really not bad for a contract brew.
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle poured into a pilsner glass.
A: Pours a crystal clear golden amber color with strong looking carbonation trails. The head is a two finger white color with low retention, but a great texture. A nice amount of spiderweb lacing is left on the glass.
S: Light grassiness, with some supplementary darker fruits, such as raisin and plum. OK, just a little weak.
T: Initially, it’s fairly bready to start, before becoming intrusively malty on the midtaste, before the flavor kind of vanishes on the finish, excluding a slight aftertaste. The lingering fruit aftertaste isn’t particularly likable, either - it’s a bit like apple juice, in a way. It smooths out after several sips, but it’s just kind of...weird. Quite imbalanced, too.
M: Moderately heavy with a neutral finish, yet there’s an undercutting surge of dryness on the aftertaste that clashes with the rest of the texture. Carbonation is about where it needs to be in terms of strength.
O: It’s cheap ($1), drinkable, and features 7% alcohol, but the beer itself doesn’t impress. Too intrusively offbeat to be a good beer, but I don’t hate it.