joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden bronzish orange with a small white head. Nice soft and sweet nose, with a nice earthy nose. Great easy drinking lager with a good balance.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Irishboy. Pours a clear amber with a bit of white head. Some notes of caramelly malts and a bit funky earthiness.For sure not my fav style.
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I wasn’t expecting a whole lot but I was very pleasantly surprised--this is a startlingly good beer for the money. From a 12-oz. bottle, this pours a crystal clear orangey-amber with minimal head. No lacing. Decent grainy malt presence in the aroma. Initial taste is nutty caramel with a hint of vanilla, followed quickly by a nice finish of hops. Surprisingly well-balanced and the finish is very clean.
frankenkitty (1960) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear bronze with a fast head. Adversities settle to ice-creamy wheats and dusty, lagery malts. Flavor is lightly nutty, a little sweet. Light-to-mid-bodied (a little watery) finishing dry. Acceptable, but barely.
<font size=-4>Single 12 oz. bottle from <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/><a href=http://www.traderjoes.com/index.html>Tr Joe’s, Orland Park, IL 60462</font>
blinesam (235) - USA - JAN 12, 2007
2.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2007 Aroma is simply aweful, smells like rotten hops but the taste is very good. Taste is sweet, woody and slighty carmely. Has an aftertaste of hops that is very light and refreshing.
unclemattie (4283) - Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2007
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Batch 11.10.2006. Amber color. Foamy white head. lager aroma. slight smell of pistachio. Very light bodied. Balanced Tastes of malt and corn . Slightly marzen. This beer looks great , flavors are just too weak.
hayduke (3504) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 7, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Another contract beer for Joes, and again a pretty decent one. Warning: not all are good (see Fat Weasel Pale Ale for a major disaster), This poured an attractive amber wth a light tan head and mild lacing. Nose of malts and caramel, with some chocolate. Mouthfeel lively. Finish nicely bitter. Not outstanding, buat a decent brew.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2007
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours amber w/ a shallow, semi creamy froth that quickly recedes to very thin brewers lace. Aromas of grainy malts. Medium nectar w/ ample residual effers. Malt driven w/ a crispy character. Flavors of caramel, and assorted dried fruits. The finish is bittered and crisp w/ an unappealing grainy residual. Uninteresting.
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear light amber, small head. Malty aroma, caramel with a hint of chocolate. Malty and smooth, nutty, vanilla, caramel. Not too shabby.
mcnally (114) - Burbank, California, USA - NOV 22, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, transparent, cranberry color. LIttle to no head. Aroma of caramel malt. The syrupy mouthfeel destroyed this beer’s appeal for me. Taste is a clean, sweet, caramel malt. Didn’t notice any significant hops. Nontheless, I could see myself buying this again because of the $4.99 per six pack price.