skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 20, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
6 pack of 12oz bottles picked up in North Conway, NH.
Whenever I travel I seek out a beer or two that I can not get here in Mass. I sipped on a couple of these by the fire, and it was a welcome break from drinking Guinness. The pour is dark brown with an off-white head. The flavor is cashews, brown sugar, and a spicy alcohol finish. The hops are present as it warms up a bit. I was expecting Double Bag or better, but this falls short with a thin body. The flavors are decent and it is very drinkable.
tfontana (294) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Hannaford Raymond NH. Aroma is yeasty dough with a little bit of leather. Appearance is a pretty reddish amber with mild haze (from live yeast), nice sparkle and two-finger off-white creamy foam head. Taste is mostly mild malty sweetness over mild bitter with a bit of yeast still present that gives a little unfinished quality to it. Palate is light to medium bodied with thin texture, lively carbonation with a little sting to the tip of the tongue and very mild bitter finish. Overall, this beer is true to its style but doesn’t do so as boldly and richly as the deScription would suggest. Pretty average.
SudsMcDuff (7256) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
i don’t like the label, makes me feel like i’m an extra in back to the future 3 .. . mild caramel and light maple jam from an old pantry .. . light all around, an average alt .. . . That guy up there is a tireless worker! Hard working, loyal, .... Oh never mind, it’s just a windsock...
WillRunForBeer (1694) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle brought to dinner by my Uncle, thanks Jeff! Pours reddish brown with a creamy off white head. Aroma is caramel, nuts, mild citrus. Flavor is sweet caramel, some fruity esters, citrus, grassy bitter in the finish.
Bulk_Carrier (3013) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a stange.
The appearance had a decent somewhat clear red color with a decent half finger white foamy head that gracefully dissipated into the beer. There was some light lacing sticking nicely to the glass.
The smell had a decent roasted nuttiness blended into a light caramel maltiness.
The taste was somewhat sweet with a semi-thick nutty breadiness.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium with a decent sessionability about it.
Overall, not a bad altbier, though this could have also gone as an American Amber/Red, no worries as I’d have it again if available.
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Crazy carbo results in a towering beige head on a slightly hazy copper body. Low aroma, principally grainy with light caramel. Grainy body as well, light fruity caramel, slightly reedy with a sharp hoppy bite. I much preferred the Altitude, which apparently is the original recipe for this beer? Should have stuck with Plan A.
jdobbs (411) - New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 20, 2013
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brown with an initial foamy head that lasts for a bit. Aromas are nutty, English breakfast tea, maybe grass, maybe some caramel. Tastes are mostly sweet, with some limited bitterness. Fairly light in the mouth with lots of carbonation
queenholly (3592) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nutty caramel malt aroma. Deep amber with a moderate beige head. Roasty/nutty caramel malt and herbal hops flavor. Light body , moderate carbonation.
Patrickctenchi (5210) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy, woody brown with a thick, light tan head.
Aroma is caramel malt.
Very malty, caramel with a sort of tree-bark bittering.
Imaena (2126) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - AUG 15, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Zealand Hut White mtns NH. Beer hiked into the woods always tastes better.
shrubber85 (9452) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Caramel malt and metallic aroma. Dark amber with large tan head. Lightly sweet caramel malt and mildly bitter herbal flavor. Body a bit light. Pretty good.