Underdogs88 (261) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A light toasted grain aroma with moderate amounts of flowery aroma from the hops. Appearance is gold with a persistent white head. Like the aroma the flavor contains some toasted malt flavors with a flower like taste from the hops. There is also a long lasting spice note on the end with some sweetness. Moderate hop bitterness levels are present. Balance is still towards the malt. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. That lingering spice flavor on the end leads to an unpleasant astringency. An alcohol warming sensation is noticeable. Overall, it's ok. I would like more malt complexity and the malt bitterness balance to be slightly more towards the malt side. That lingering spice flavor also detracts from the drinkability of the beer.
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rjplumer (665) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet grain aroma. Golden body with an orange hue. Bitter grain taste. Sweet toasted grain is the best I can describe.
tderoeck (6212) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
8/VI/15 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - BB: n/a, bottled II/11/15 (2015-762) < /i> Thanks to Dieter A. for sharing the bottle!
Clear deep blond beer, creamy irregular head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very malty, wort, grains, hay. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: grains, sweet malts, little bitter, some citrus. Aftertaste: green banana, bit yeasty, malts, bitter.
BrewMaster0912 (49) - Marysville, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours a cloudy orange amber with light foam and light carbonation. Has a faintly sweet floral aroma to it. When you first drink it you can taste a little sweetness and the floral hops but immediately afterwards you get a strong bitter taste which must be the toasted grains in the beer. Has a bit of a dry after taste and kind of bitter but not too bad of a beer.
closey22 (1202) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber gold little rim head; little aroma; Flava malty sweet but dry; feels medium to thick and silky little zingy fizz at end; finishes dry slight tangy malt bitter
puboflyons (2538) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Bottled on 021115. Pours yellow and heady into my my glass mug. The aroma has a pleasant grainy note with a touch of bread and grassy hops. The body is light to medium. The taste is toasty at first with a clean hop finish and also kind of green like a big field.
hfmejias (1031) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured golden, clear with a small white head. Aroma is bready, some citrus fruits and some hops. Taste is a bit sweet, biscuit, hops, and malts. Dry finish. Very decent.
9er (86) - Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taste is semi sweet with a crisp hint of ale n hops rounded out by a robust malty ceareal slightly recalling some floral goodies. Well done Troegs. Golgen hue and slightly spruced.
obguthr (4595) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange and cantaloupe nose. Clear amber, thin head. Cantaloupe and orange peel. Medium body. Interesting hop bill for a heller bock, but I like it.
JDBaker11058 (1538) - Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: deep clear gold, a finger of white head. Aroma: grainy, with toasted white bread, honey, fresh cut grass, maybe some lemon pith. Taste: as the aroma indicated. Finish: fulsome, lingering sweetness and some grass. Notes: Not bad at all. Rather enjoyable. Bottle from Total Wine & More in Fairfax, Virginia (Pickett Center).
sinfull (1080) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear , golden color. Decent white head. Grainy aroma with light herbal and citrus notes. Intense , malty taste, hint of caramel , pleasant hoppy bitterness. When I was drinking it , I realized how I missed German style beer. Very good.