slowrunner77 (3858) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
kind of a unique alt in that it has all the usual suspects, plus an underlying hint of anise/black licorice in the nose and aftertaste. I dig that...made it stand out from the crowd just a little.
pras (465) - Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
I really enjoyed this. Pours dark brown. Strong malt aromas in the nose. Flavor was malt forward with a really strong hop punch at the end. Very full flavored and in balance. Very enjoyable.
jahouse (14) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
very faint cherry and wood aromas. Amber color. incredibly malty. bitter finish gives it a very American flavor. The maltiness nicely coats the tongue, but doesn't linger too much. A good altbier, if a bit bitter for the style.
devman171 (978) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery, aroma is medium toast and pine. Taste is similar with a nice toasted and light bitter sweet finish. Wife loves it
Jayb0 (1031) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This was a miss for me, just not striking me as true to altbier style. Lacked the up front malt richness and the backend dry bite. And not quite enough head. Came across more like mixed up brown ale to me.
Tstamba (319) - Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can to a pint glass. Memorial Day weekend. Amber brown with tan head. Fresh bread, toasted grain, malty sweetness and a bit of smoke? Well balanced and very drinkable. Cheers to the troops, we appreciate what you do to preserve our freedom!
DiarmaidBHK (3418) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Frederick Wine house. Pours dark brown with a half inch of khaki foam. If you breathe real deep you might get the stray note of malt on the nose. Kind of chewy on the tongue with a bit of a hop thing somewhere. Finishes clean. This feels like a nice summer beer in that’s it’s not complicated but it has just enough flavor to keep you interested.
solidfunk (4029) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not hugely reminiscent of other altbiers I’ve had, but ok for a easy-to-drink session beer with a little taste of interesting barley. Pours brown with ok head and lacing. Finishes with light bitterness. Palate a little watery. Can.
scottw86 (1107) - Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a clear reddish copper color with a big white head. Good caramel malt flavors in the nose. Some candy as well. Taste is ctisp with bread and grains. A few herbal flavors towards the finish. Ends like a biscuit. Overall not bad!
jgb9348 (4751) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich deep amber coloured body with a light brown, copper and even ruby-tinted bronze glow, all with a single centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, cardboard, rice, nuts, earth and a bit of grain. Medium-bodied; Assertive rice and grain flavours with a bit of a bitterness from the malt and toffee, a hint of caramelised sugars and a touch of herbal notes at the end. Aftertaste shows mostly malt and grain notes with only earth coming through. Overall, a fairly one-dimensional beer that shows some decent qualities, but doesn’t have enough complexity or depth to be considered great. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Whole Foods in Foggy Bottom (I Street) in Washington, DC on 25-October-2013 for US$2.49 sampled at home in Washington on 22-February-2014.