Ughsmash (6967) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Poured a lovely shade of amber with a creamy beige head. The aroma picked up sweet honey and redder fruity notes with accents of pine and sweeter versions of the aforementioned malts.. I donít know what it was about this, but I enjoyed it. The flavor found an infusion of molasses to join honey at the core.. nondescript bitterness plus salty character surrounded, and a touch of alcohol heat joined residual sugars and bitterness on the finish.. quite muddled. Lighter-bodied with higher carbonation on the palate.. lots of residual sugars at the end, but also some nice piney bitterness.. all in all a very drinkable brew.
crossovert (6088) - Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
An old-school beer. It is like any amber or pale lager, watery, grainy, pretty nondescript.
BVery (5438) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Deep gold / light amber pour with a smallish white head. Nose is caramel, malt, and some grass. Something a little sharp in the nose too - canít place it. Medium-thin palate. Taste is also caramel malt, with a late but heavy dose of "Iím not all THAT well made, and here, Iíll leave you with this taste as proof." Actually improves a bit as it warms slightly from fridge temperature.
Skyview (5104) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the Sprecher Brewing Company north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Pours a semi-clear copper colored brew with a thick off-white that leaves behind some nice lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, some floral and dry hops a hint of tropical fruit, and some Brazilian nuts. Taste is medium bodied, with flavors of caramel and biscuit malt, floral hops and a hint of spice. Finish is slightly dry with a mild bitterness that quickly disappears. Somewhat close to the Sprecher Red Ale with a more dry bittern finish.
nuplastikk (4086) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Hazy red-brown. Respectable creamy beige/off-white head. Creamy cherry-vanilla aroma. Iím not a big fan of Ambers/Reds, but this is ok, not mindblowing World Class. Creamy finish, rather mild and inoffensive. Not one Iíd ever seek out again, but respectable enough...getís old fast, non-quality feel to it. Fake-me-out corporate beer.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy copper with a quickly fading tan topper. Aroma of heavy caramel and bread with mild citrus hops. Taste is balanced with caramel, mild nuts, dark fruits and floral hops. Mildly over-carbonated with a bitter and slightly metallic finish.
wlajwl (3470) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is sweetish malts and a hint of spice. The flavor is malts, medium sweetness and an off twang in the finish.
burg326 (3085) - Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle that poured an amber color with aromas of honey, pine, and sweet malts. Flavor is the same, with a touch of molasses, and a touch of fruit. A slight bitter aftertaste at the end.
DrnkMcDermott (2737) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz. loose bottle, $1.50 @Woodmanís. Nice start with a rich amber/red pour, a few particles, but otherwise clean with plenty of bubbles and a big bubbly head. Smell has some decent malt to it, and itís a bit mineral-like. Taste is pretty nice, with some good caramel malts. Some bitterness that I think is English with a touch of Northern Brewer. The label reads "Brewed with the finest mineral waters," which makes me think there is a mineral taste as well as smell.
drpimento (2082) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I let it warm up a bit out of the fridge first. Then poured it with a decent, foamy, thick, creamed colored head that quickly subsides and a little lace. Aroma is fairly basic, but not bad, a little malt, caramel, hop, and hint of toffee. Flavorís about the same. Body is ok and so is carbonation plus some immediate alcohol warming. Finish is like flavor with a bit of fruitiness at the very and and is medium in length. Just another beer where somebodyís trying to make a buck.