BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 19, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a white head and a hazy amber body. Aroma of corn, hay, carmel and grass. Taste is slightly sour, corn and metallic. Fizzy.
slowrunner77 (7885) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2014 "Pretty nice amber red lager with lots of little subtleties. Vanilla, Carmel, toasted malt and a nice crisp hop bite. Nice session brew that is anything but boring..."
douglas88 (7606) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Smiths. Pours a light amber with a thin white head. The aroma is moslty lightly roasted malts, nuts, and light spices. The taste is also pretty light; some roasted malts, some odd sweet flavors, and overall a light crisp flavor. Decent.
swoopjones (7013) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle & Tap Park City Utah. Amber colored pour. Roasted malts, some sweetness. pretty average..
Ernest (6911) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white to light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark amber to light brown.
Aroma is lightly malty (caramel, toasted grain/cereal), lightly hoppy (apricot), with a note of decaying plums.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Quite disappointing. Not much malt or hop character in the nose and it has a rotting fruit odor too. Bland in the mouth with a slightly unpleasant aftertaste. A dumper.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Deep amber, quite hazy, moderate fizzy sand colored head, spotty lacing. Grainy nose, slightly nutty. Dull sweet malt start, slightly roasty, becoming more grainy and nutty as it progresses. Body and mouthfeel are average. Fairly clean finish, given the graininess that starts out up front. A bit of tang on the exit, even seems a tad bit citrusy. Not half bad, but not really my favorite style. Thanks Jordan for the bottle!
nimbleprop (6355) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 12, 2007
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured a translucent copper with a short, slightly lacing white head. Smells metallic and clean. Flavor was malty and did taste like beer. Wasn’t great, but it wasn’t nearly as bad as I’d read. Tastes slightly medicinal and a faint hint of candy. Finish was clean and sublte. Not the greatest beer I’ve had, but not the worst.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of douglas88. Pours copper with a decent off white head and a red hue. Smells of dough, yeasty and earthy. Tastes of citrus, vegetal, some chewable vitamins, caramel. Finishes tarte.
Sledutah (6257) - Utah, USA - MAY 21, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Uinta
Appearance: Clear amber with a nice off-white head and some lacing
Aroma: Toasted sweet malts, caramel
Taste: Toasted nuts with some hop bitterness in the finish
To sweet for me.
czar (6221) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours clear dark golden-orange with a small yet persistent off-white cap, some lacing traces. toasted spicy maltiness, few well-dosed caramel and nutty malts, noble grass and savant pepper, soft rounded lager fruity notes, light earthy and floral notes. moderate carbonation, light body - never watery, dry crisp herbal-grassy-peppery finish. circumstantial appreciation: it’s the first day of spring and it’s sort of snowing. highly quaffable and very well crafted.