riversideAK (6170) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from jjpm74. Thanks man. Pours a hazy brownish red with a nice head. It looks pretty decent. Aroma is somewhat sour with a good dose of tart citrus. A little caramel malts and sweet toasty aspects are detectable, but the tart aspects dominate. Almost to the point of it reminding me of a low grade sour ale. I am pretty sure it wasn’t supposed to be this way, but it did not taste bad even though it was obviously not in good form. It was tart with a decent sour flavor. A little tart citrus stings the tongue all the while some toasted malts peak through. Light and kind of sour. I rated this based on how it tasted to me, and even though it was obviously messed up, it did not taste all that bad. Oh well.
puboflyons (3124) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 5, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a 12 fl. oz. bottle without any lot code or date. It must have been highly carbonated because when I cracked the top off it really fizzed up (too much actually). It almost popped like a cork! It isn’t really red because it pours a handsome brown-amber with a ton of foamy beige head. Aroma of yeast, malts and fruit. Decent mouthfeel. The taste was mostly malted and maybe just a sprinkle of hops. It seened kind of dry to me.
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Poured a deep red body with thin head. Aroma is light hops. Flavor is malty, light hops, yeast.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 20, 2008
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Loved this brew! Pours a cloudy amber colour with a medium sized white head. Aroma is sweet, hoppy and enticing. soft floral hops give way to a long silyk finish.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle thanks to jjpm74, who I agree is a good trader. This bottle was obviously infected....gusher with sour and twang with every sip. Very unfortunate, but it happens.
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (12oz). Via trade with jjpm74, who is an amazing trader, so get trading with him!!. Cloudy ruby pour, very large fluffy-foamy head - borderline gusher, really. Dry, sharply spicy/yeasty aroma, sweet roast malt. Has a tart dry yeasty tang to it, minerally almost, has the "red" and "amber" thang going on, but mostly dry and yeasty. Average body, sharp carbonation, with a dry near-sour finish. Okay, I guess. I mean it might be a tad infected? Off the bat I was thinking "wtf - is this from Au Maitre Brasseur"???
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2008 9/15/2004. Just tried this on tap at my local bar. Dark reddish color topped with a relatively small white head and an adequate amount of lacing. Aroma is sweety and malty, with a citrus, fruity flavor mixed in with some spice. Nothing too complex at all, but it was very smooth with a clean finish. Easy to drink a bunch of these which I ended up doing tonight
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - APR 5, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from jjpm74. Pours a cloudy rust color with big off-white head. The aroma is sweet caramel with some sweet fruity notes and a very very light roasted hint. The flavor is far fruitier than I was expecting. Strawberry and melon abound, with only a light hint of caramel. The finish dries out unexpectedly, but gives it an almost refreshing twist. A bit of a strange amber ale, but I’ll have no problem finishing the bottle.
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 25, 2008
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
i poured out the bottle into the glass and being a little busy at the time left it to warm for a minute. coming back to it i had a thirst and took a sip before sitting down to rate it. i felt this chunky bit on my tongue that was not right and stopped. holding the glass to the bright light there is this floating matter in the beer like suspended molded particles. really bad looking stuff that could have been from dirty lines but either way caused the beer to go right down the drain. from what i remember of the sip it was not so hot to begin with.
Davin (48) - Vermont, USA - JAN 25, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2008 Nice color and palate but the aroma and taste were pretty bad. Maybe the bottle had oxidized or something. It tasted very much of cardboard. I remember liking this when I first tried it about six years ago so I might try again and see if it was just a bad bottle.
I think the last one was a bad bottle. This one is better with lots of caramel flavor and nuttiness. Would like to see a little more carbonation and less sweetness.