fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper pour with a 1 finger beige head. Aroma of caramel, bready, toast, light fruity esters and spicy and planty hops. Flavor is nutty and lightly roasty up front, then some caramel, crusty bread, cereal, some fruity, floral and herbal hops and a light minerality to the finish. Light body, creamy, to slightly syrupy entry, medium carbonation and dry finish. Solid brew overall.
TH28 (386) - - SEP 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. No apparent code dating. Appearance: Deep brown with a touch of amber, with a slight haze, and a moderate light tan head that lingers quit well with nice lacing.
Aroma: Toasted bread, nutty, with a light chocolate roast. Very nice.
Taste: Moderate toasty malt sweetness, with a nutty crust malt flavor that dominates, with a touch of roast and moderate bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate mouthfeel.
Finish: Dry toasted bread, with a touch of light roast.
Overall: Very tasty beer here, but if you blindfolded me I’d qualify this more towards a Nut Brown/English Brown/Porter than a German Alt. Doesn’t have the high bitterness to match that style. Still, I love the nutty, toasted malt character here
rdixon77 (2359) - Georgia, USA - JUL 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasty alt. Nice roasty and caramel malts, but still
Decently light with smooth bitter finish. Good six pack beer,
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours deep rich tawny with a large, frothy beige head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is moderate toast and bread malt, light melanoidins, medium earthy and woody hops. Flavor is moderate crisp toast and bread malt, medium earthy and woody hops and bitterness with a clean and dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation with light alcohol warmth.
djd07 (10578) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler thanks to Rainer. Pours copper with medium off white head that lasts. The aroma is grain and bready malt. Medium mouth, bready malt, caramel, roast, ok.
lightbias (452) - USA - MAR 27, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Too sweet and chocolate-caramelly for my taste. A bit thin and a tad less carbonation than I’d like to have. Not horrible, just boring.
unclemike (2925) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish amber and clear appearance with a white head. Mild aroma of caramel, toffee, light chocolate and toasted grains. Similar flavor, nutty malty sweetness and light earthy hop bitterness nothing special going on here
That1Guy (2195) - Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Very soft aroma, malty as hell. Maybe a touch oxidized. Pretty clean overall, just bland.
ozzy70 (855) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 8, 2015
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with quickly diminishing, fizzy off white head. Aroma of toasted grains, nuttiness and fresh. Taste is slightly bitter, earthy and nutty. Slight lingering coffee tastes in the finish.
Westchesterco (1831) - mclean, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2015
2.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
From a bottle at the RB DC tasting September 6. It is a light amber color with a slight head. The aroma is floral and the taste is a bitter thin bread and caramel.
Iphonephan (6274) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle at the RB DC tasting September 6. Pours hazy brown with an ecru head. Malty nose. Nutty flavors. Smooth finish.