flatmatt (1025) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Pours clear red brown with a white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, toffee, and molasses. Flavor has the caramel and molasses, some nuts and toasty malt. Flavor is good at first, but it starts to fall apart about half way through as hints of alcohol and off flavors start to appear. Too bad, it was actually pretty nice for a while.
travita (3692) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle thanks to Fratto. The look is clear, amber in color, and has an off white head. The smell is roasty, malts, off, and floral. The taste is bland, malts, off.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 11, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Fratto) Pours a clear amber body with a small white head. Aroma of grass, caramel, nuts, and some baked apple. Flavor of caramel, metal, grass, and cardboard.
arminjewell (5716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2010
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours reddish brown with off white head, thin biscuity aroma. Taste is caramel and biscuit with a dry finish. Okay, but nothing too good.
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thanks to Fratto for sharing this beer.
The beer pours a clear brown color with a white head. The aroma is malty with a lot of biscuit and bready malts with some wheat. The flavor is more of the same, with a lot of lighter malts. No real hop presence. High carbonation and low-medium mouthfeel. Pretty basic lager here, nothing special, but not terrible.
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 5, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottles thanks to fratto. Pours light brown with a tan minimalist head. Aroma of caramel and apple. Flavors are off with cardboard and apple. Not good. Fizzy.
Cavie (3671) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Fratto’s gramps. Clear reddish color. Bready aroma with lots of grain. Sharp malts with a bit of sweet tones. Taste is wheaty malt with dry fading cardboard notes. Easy finish with a small bitterness lingering. Decent, but not great.
mar (4653) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle thanks to fratto. dark brown with a cream head. caramel, dark malts, and bread on the nose. watery on the palate and the flavors are caramel and bread.
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle courtesy of fratto. Pours a clear amber body under an extrordinarily rapidly receding head. Left some lacing though(?). Smells like alcohol, corn and skunk. Flavor is nutty and sweet with a clean finish. Very thin body. Not horrible, but not a re-buy.
Fratto (2524) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2010
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Six pack from the family. Brown pour with just enough bubbles to see that it was indeed carbonated. Nasty aroma. Must, bad grain, and roasted nuts. The taste isn’t as offensive. Roasted and earthy, with maybe even a little dy chocolate coming through the funk. Thin and watery.