hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle… Clear, beautiful, copper ale with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Nutty aroma with chocolate and cinnamon notes alongside restrained herbal and floral hops. Medium to full-bodied and lightly creamy with moderate carbonation. Perfectly balanced with just a hint of acidity. Insinuations of chocolate and caramel malts, but bland and very thin. Mid-length, crisp, modestly bitter finish.
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy of Emerica56 & Drink4satan. Pours a dark brown color with a small whispy off white head. Nose is very faint of dark chocolate touched with fruits and aluminum compounds. Initial taste is watery thin body with touches of that dark malts that give mild roastiness and dark chocolate bitterness. Mid palate is heavily noticeable of nuts, more almond than anything. Finishing with a touch of bitter hops. Great head retention and lacing of the glass.
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 21, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a thick sudsy head with a clear nut brown color and some shades of red. The nose is a but nutty with some hints of hops but nothing too intence. As you sip on the brew itself there is some indication of bitter hops but it all fades as quick as the beer slides down your throat. The body is full of some spice and I like how it is a refreshing beer. This would be nice to have right after a long day on the hill.
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a transluscent deep amber/brown with a creamy beige head that fades to a thin cap. The nose mildly acetic fruit and slight phenol with biscuity malts and caramel. The flavour is far different than the aroma suggests, with toasted, grainy malts and bitter, high alpha (citirc) hops and a whisper of nuts. There are a lot of vague, bordering flavours that give the impression o complexity, but it’s not all too complex. There is a faintly hoppy, syrupy sweet finish that leaves no distict flavours. I think the Belgian malts are a little mismatched with the hops selected. The mouthfeel is thin, gently carbonated and oily.
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thank you Steve/Coldbrewky! It’s a mahogany colored beer with a nice creamy head. The aroma has notes of yeast, caramel and malt. The mouthfeel is flat. The flavour has a light sweetness, notes of caramel, malt and a bit of citrus. It has a nice body, is uncomplicated and easy to drink.
ShawnMalloy (130) - Auburn, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pounder. Pours a medium brown with a nice foam head. Subtle in taste. A little malty. A little hoppy. Perhaps a little a nutty. Carbonation is right in the middle. You could easily drink a lot of these. Consistent in taste upon the replay. Nothing stands out about this beer, but that’s what I like about it.
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle-pours a retaining foamy tan head and mahogany color. Aroma is roasty, medium malt-somewhat sweet caramel. Taste is roasty, medium malt-somewhat sweet caramel, continental hops-with some up front bitterness, which is slightly awkward, faint nuttiness. Medium body, nice dryish finish. OK effervescence.
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a fluffy off-white head. A bit of sweet nutty caramel aroma with hoppy hints. Medium-to-light body and moderate carbonation. Taste much like the aroma. Soft, lightly bitter finish.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Had a whole six pack of this, so i really did have a enough to decide whether i liked it or not. I thought it was good. A nice malt character, which was probably a little sweeter and richer than your typical altbier, there, is perhaps a slightly higher hop profile as well, but then again, it is quite balanced. Some very soft bitterness in the finish. Pleasant, i could, and did, drink a few of these.
tonyc603 (43) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not really an alt, but not bad by any stretch either. Medium brown in color with a small off-white head. Aroma is hoppy and bready malt.Dry and thin finish with a moderately high level of bitterness in the start that fades to subltely sweet.