CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a transparent copper orange with a clingy-lacing white head. Aroma of sweet doughy grainy caramel German malts and some fresh noble hops. Starts with good fullness and smooth malty sweetness with a good balance of grassy bittering hops and a touch of light fruits before a crisp bittersweet finish. Very drinkable and true to style.
wxman (1688) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear copper color with a substantial fluffy off-white head. Sweet roasted malt aroma; some smokiness. Smooth sweet maple flavor with some minor hop bitteness for balance; somewhat bready. Quaffable. Very good effort.
Oakes (14669) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden-amber. Rich caramel malt nose with bready notes. Sweet palate is bready and mild, but clean.
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Rich amber color. Sweet caramel aroma also raisins, molasses cake, and vanilla. Sweet biscuit, caramel, molasses, date, vanilla wafer flavors and without cloying sweetness. Finishes clean. Simple but nice.
EithCubes (5426) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Swing-top. Malty caramel nose with light grassy and citrus, a touch of toffeenut. Sickly orange body, clear with a noisy, leggy, and lacing rocky beige head. Taste is very sweet, grassy with lightly gritty caramel, a nice dollop of smacking toffee, toast, honey, and light herbal bitterness. Faint German spice. Nutty with a touch of smoke. Light body is smooth and soft. Despite the many and natural flavors here, the overall feel is a little cheap and thin.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Spuyten. Pours looks nice- mostly clear deep wetallicy copper with a nice lasting head. Aroma is toasty, moderately sweet, slightly burnt toast, bready and caramel with a slight herbal hop touch. Flavor starts out a bit floral with the hops and as it warms the doughy toasty malts come through with a light caramel sweetness. Pretty good.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 7, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In the 0.5L flipcap bottle from Beertopia. Deep amber color with a medium-thick white head that settles to a thin covering. Mild nutty and malty aroma. Sweetness to the taste up front, but it yields to a dessicating and unpleasant hop finish. This has an odd off-taste that is not usual to the style.
ILoveNewBeer (113) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 6, 2009
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smokey malty to nose. Color of beer is similar to the tan of the label
Too much malt for my taste, not enough hops.
Purchased because I wanted the swing-top for my own brewing purposes.
gte620v (29) - Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2009
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
500ml bottle. dark brown poor. tastes like a lite beer. no hops, no sign of alcohol, little carbonation. not great.
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Flip top bottle and served in my flip top stein: Deep golden hue with a small frothy head and okay lacing. The aroma has notes of grain, veggies, and a hint of pear esters, weak and one-note. The taste pretty much follows suit, pale bready and caramel sweet malts with a hint of fruity twang and honey around the edge, rather mundane and boring which is often the case with the genre to begin with. The palate is soft and chalky dry, not refreshing at all. Avoid this beer only because of the cost and find yourself a better lager from people like Great Lakes, New Glarus and the such.