Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with a white head. Smells of toasted malt, some roses, earthy. Tastes earthy and sweet with some spicy elements and a hint of wildflowers on the finish.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pre- BCTC-08 campout. Pours a mostly clear deep amber with a thin diminishing head. Aroma is Diacetyl butterscotch, with acetaldehyde green apple and - phenolic and solvent with some burnt toast. Flavor is more butter and acet with doughy wheat, a slick caramel, dried burnt toast, some nutty chocolate and oxidization- cardboard- bland and watery finish. Meh.
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - MAR 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to ClockworkOrange for sending this one out to me Bottle poured into my Sam Addams glass produced a finer worth of white head that trailed of to a thin lace. the body of the brew was a nice mahogany brown.
The aromas were light malts and wheat with a little fruity yeast coming to my attention as well.
The flavor was nice and light, some grassiness, sweet malts and a touch of bitter nice and light in the mouth with enough carbonation for my tongue.
A good drinking brew very sessionable and could easily be a fine addition to their regular line up.
adrian910ss (2377) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark mahogany amber with a small white head. Aroma of malt, barley and wheat. Taste of candied malt with hints of barley and wheat.
daknole (9624) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
thanks Dorwart for this! This is very good. Brown color with a mostly white head. Aroma is just like an imitation maple syrup. Flavor is smooth as hell and has good notes of sweet malts, nuts, honey and a honey wheat bread. I really enjoyed this. I wish I had gotten a bigger pour!!
riversideAK (5656) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from johnykat. Thanks man! The initial aroma is toasty with notes of chocolate and wheat. Light yeasty sweetness and a touch of spice too. Brown pour with a nice tan head and some decent lacing. Flavors of toasted and chocolate wheat malt. Nice pleasant sweetness, some spice too. Very smooth velvetty body. A nice beer.
Beerman6686 (4782) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a nice deep brown color with an off white head. Aroma was nice and chcolatey with some spices notes added in. Flavor was really smooth, probably my favorite of this style, very smooth and enjoyable.
joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft @ drafting room. pours dark ruby with a thin white head. nose of spicy hops, caramel malt, light anise. dark fruit. flavor is decidedly carrot cake (with the cream cheese icing...of course!) light, spicy hops, strong, sweet malts. Nuttiness is prevalent, mostly almond and cashew. Pumpkin-y, too. Aftertaste is tart, spicy, malty. Very intriguing and quite complex. I definitely recommend this.
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured into the glass a clear bronze color with just a little head that was gone pretty much instantly. Not much lacing left on the glass, either.
The smell wasn’t too deep. It was a light, sweet, smell. The malt is in there as is a lot of sugar. No hop smell.
The taste reminds me of light white grapes and a lot of sugar. I had a hard time pinpointing exactly what the flavors were, other than the grapes and sugar. The yeast really comes though on this one, too.
I’d say this wouldn’t be bad to drink a lot of. It is a distinct flavor, and not bold at all. It is a little bland, but that might just be the subtleness of the sweet flavors. It isn’t bad, at all, but it isn’t perfect, either.
jason (1682) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown body with thin head. Aroma is light vanilla, cloves and other spices. Flavor is light cloves, figs, brown sugar, sweet malt. Smooth and full bodied.