Butters (4020) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at tronraner’s Xmas Eve^3 tasting courtesy of lithy. Clear amber pour with thin white head. Sweet and fruity malt aroma. The malty sweet flavor is balanced with a small amount hop bitterness. Kind of grainy.
hayduke (4463) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2009 From a 500 ml flip top bottle purchased on sale for $3.49 at BevMo this poured a copper colored hue with off-white head and good lacing. Nose of caramel malts and floral hops. Smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is malty and floral hops as well. Easy drinking beer.
Update 12/25/09: This was from a bottle called Monk’s Fest. Good as ever.
Palidor19 (3137) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
has some mildly redeeming qualities that make not terrible, but very from anything special. slightly malty, a tad astringent. not too much on the hop front. its OK to have once but not many times.
nick76 (4366) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is corn malt, cooked vegetables, wheat pasta, and grass. The appearance is amber with a small head. The flavor is like the aroma with a clean mild hop finish. The palate is thin. Overall its not bad and I will drink it but I wont buy it again.
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 (2977) - 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 (3916) - 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 (3503) - 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 (6372) - 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.