closey22 (868) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy gold thick foamy lacy white head; sweet soft aroma hint of spice; Flava is sweet malt grains; feels medium thick creamy; finishes dry wheaty
sonnycheeba (3498) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Pours clear gold with average, creamy white head; good retention and lacing. Aroma is toasted and caramel malts, barnyard funk, herbs, grassy hops, and light figs. Flavor is lightly sweet malts forward with herbs, light grassy notes, and faint light fruit esters; dry finish. Light body and low carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (9597) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours lightly hazy dark orange with a medium, frothy white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is light toast and grain malt with light spicy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness and a clean lager character with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Beerathon (1144) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The best beer I had as part of the sampler by far. Bar tender said the ABV was around 9% on this and if so, it is well hidden. Super smooth taste. Liked it a lot.
jeremytoni (2980) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the tap poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Malty sweet flavor with a quick finish.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on draft at the brewery, pours light amber with a medium off white head. Aroma is honey and pale malts. Flavor is toasted malts, caramel, and floral honey. Nice beer.
Cornfield (5473) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The BA guy who was sharing this from a growler at DLD upon hearing my RB handle said, "Hey, you’re the ’Illustrious Cornfield’!" (No sh!t.) I assured him that there was many an illustrious RateBeerian from the area... all the while happy that he didn’t press me for names. I’m really not sure what any of that was about, but he was a good fellow.
Anywho - - Methinks this is more of a blond doppelbock, even if the ABV (I believe he said around 9%) is bolstered by the addition of honey. It poured a somewhat hazy gold body with a good lacing bubbfy white head. The aroma had bready malts, some white bread toast, a soft floral hopping, and a dash of honey sweetness. Very smooth, creamy mouthfeel, a bit heated by the alcohol. The combined sweetness in the flavor from the malt and honey was countered fairly well by the floral bitternesss and alcohol. About midpoint I detected some fresh apples. Good brew.
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dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2008
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
sampled at dark lord day 2008. pours golden, i can’t see through it, but it doesn’t seem cloudy. the nose is mostly air, but as it warms i catch a hint of fruit. spicy, bready, floral flavor. medium bodied. maybe this beer is complex, or maybe i was too drunk at this point to understand this beer. florally fruity my notes say.
bubbleflubber (1816) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at brewer. Golden amber pour that leaves trace lace. Honey spiced bouquet. The honey translates upfront on the palate, but does so over some stale corn notes. Small diacetyl notes in the finish compliment the oily mouthfeel. It’s drinkable, and an ok maibock, but nothing super.
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Honey blonde with light head. Nice, light grainy malting in aroma and slightly stale/musty hops. Medium-bodied, light sugar, moderate to low alcohol for style, though mildly warming. Easy balance and drinkable.