DrnkMcDermott (2803) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2005 Bottled. Great stuff. Nice malty aroma behind a head that disappears a little too quickly. Taste of orange and some light spiciness comes through, finishes off with a note of red wine.
Re-rate, 4/10/05. Okay, this was one of my earlier ratings, and I finally had a second bottle from my original sixer (others have gone out in trade). My impressions still hold true, but it’s just not worth the 4.1 I first assigned. A slight note of brett mars the second sampling, but this is a two-year old bottle. I had taken the name of the style literally and was cellaring it outside my fridge, probably not a good idea for a 5.9% beer.
UDBeernut (1731) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in Chicago pours medium golden amber, off white head. Some grass, cracker, blue cheese, no sour. Light body, booze burn.
boozedude (1827) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared with hakes dr at club w//clear dark reddish pour with thin white head, carmel, fruit wine aroma and taste, weird, but I lik it
kdm1984 (665) - Missouri, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice head with minor, splotchy lacing. Smells toasty and toffee to start, with some acid. Taste follows suit. Boozy finish; caramel sugar. I didn’t know what style this was when I had it at first; no farmhouse funk or anything sour to make me think it was a Bičre de Garde. Good beer, at any rate; had no problem finishing it.
Itzjerm (1295) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty average carmel type beer. malty sweet no aroma thin fading head. slight bitterness and tiny sourness but more in grain than an actual sour. Average beer.
flyingdodo10 (2) - - AUG 30, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
beautiful amber colored lightly hazed ale. not terribly heady with a nice aroma reminiscent of a catholic church after benediction and the use of incense. very smooth initially with a med to heavy bitterness down the tongue to the finish. med light mouthfeel.
bkurtz (807) - PERU - AUG 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a smallish, long lasting head. Caramel aroma. Earthy taste mixes with minerals and some sweetness. Interesting, well made beer I’ll be drinking again.
bubblehouse (403) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
First 2 brothers I have tried and it was very good. Aroma was a bit lacking but still very tasty.
slowrunner77 (3790) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad. Toasty woodsy caramel is about right. Not a ton going on but pleasant and mellow throughout. Barely enough hops to notice but i liked the malt and yeast character
Jimsal27 (248) - New York, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head was frothy whites that fully dissipated. The taste was uncarbonated, sweet malt with the smallest amount of funk. The nose was malty with a caramel and fruity aroma. The palate was smooth and medium bodied.
GJF (1250) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby pour with dense white head. Malty aroma. Flavor is generally sweet with lots of caramel malt, a little spicy yeast. Some grass hop and bitterness in the finish. I like it, but the body gets a bit cloying.