DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - JAN 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma of hay, hops, and a little bread. Golden body, large thick creamy white head. Flavor is toasty, some sweetness, spiciness, and a touch of bitterness in the finish. Very nice and drinkable.
DrnkMcDermott (2856) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half-Liter swingtop bottle. Nice malty smell upon opening, exactly what you’d want from this beer. In the glass, though, there’s just a touch of diacetyl. but also some banana esters. Nearly amber color, clear appearance, not much bubbles. But a hearty malty taste, bready and sweet, with overtones of banana and clove, as if their name implies a weizen yeast. Pretty nice.
drewbeerme (3885) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
swing top bottle. pours light brown with whtie head. nose of banana, pear, and bready malts. flavors of banana, toasted malts. tasty.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
tronraner’s Xmas Eve Eve Eve Tasting. Sample from a bottle shared by me. Clean orange color with a thin white head. Big grainy aroma, some caramel and toasted malt. Taste is very decent, not too hot.
alexanderj (3350) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, sampled at Christmas during family beer tasting. A little darker than expected with a decent sized head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel and bread, with only a hint of earth like malts. Flavor was pretty solid, with sweet malt, caramel, bread and only a mild hop presence in the finish. Pretty nice palate. A quality example of the style.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5188) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on draft at Zenos in State College PA this beer poured a dark amber color with a small white head that faded quickly. The aroma was light sweetish and malty. The flavor was dryish, bitter and had faint notes of apple and pear. The finish was short and dry. The mouthfeel was moderately thick. Decent.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - DEC 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Xmas Eve Eve Eve. Pours gold with sticky off-white head. The aroma is caramel, honey, and leaves. The flavor is lemon, some wheat, smooth malt, and grass. Perhaps a bit bland, but not bad.
nearbeer (3936) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 26, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2008 500 ml shared by lithy at the Christmas tasting. Clear amber with a small but enduring head that left some spotty lace. Grain and honey aroma. Similar flavor, plus some apple and light alcohol. Light-medium body finishes slightly dry.
Suttree (5317) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a snazzy flip-top bottle. Brownish orange, nice foamy white head. Faint aroma, but seems kinda biscuity or bready. Surprisngly rich palate. Very bready, with a peppry finish. Some sweet notes as it warms. Not bad, if a bit on the simple side.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at capones. Pours an amber body with a white head. Light nutty with caramel malt light earthy hoppiness. Simple and sessionable.