hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from ucusty...crystal clear orange amber with an off white head. aroma is earthy with caramel malts and copper. flavor is the same with dried orange rind and a slight bitter dried herb finish. when it warms it picks up a mild ’lager’ flavor
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle smuggled from wisconsin. pretty light orange brown for the style. smells of light munich malt, a little lager yeast undertone. maybe mild appleish hops. taste is rather unappealing. a better than ’premium lager’ crappy lager basically. reasonably balanced, but i wouldn’t want to drink more than 2 of these.
hopscotch (10707) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Clear amber lager with a small, fizzy, off-white head. Toasted caramel nose. Sweet caramel flavor with adequate, spicy hopping to prevent the sweetness from getting out-of-hand. Good roastiness. Medium to full-bodied and creamy with moderate carbonation. Crisp, lightly sweet, mildly bitter finish. Big-time malt bomb! Cheers to Ughsmash for shipping the bottle!
MHED (114) - lisle, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. btl. poured an orange and slightly hazy opaque color with small white head. subtle malt and bread, little hop presence, and finishes soft and slightly sweet. very nice and drinkable for style. great big session beer.
argo0 (13437) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 24, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle, thanks jasonp) Small off-white head atop crystal clear light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, bread, some spiciness. Taste is medium sweet, bread, some orange, caramel, light spicy. Light-medium body, some acidity.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours to a deep amber body with a thin sheaf of a white head. The aroma is malty and festy. A touch light. The flavor is malty with autumn leaves. Light on the fest characteristics. The palate is medium bodied and "fest-like". An average beer.
mkofron (155) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber body off white head. Enjoyed this on a hot early fall evening by the grill. Sweet malts with a bit of hops. Nice beer. Thanks to vyvvy for the bottle.
antzman (316) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a rusty amber with a full white head, and great lacing on the glass. The aroma was very malty with notes of caramel and a hint of hops. The flavor is true to style. A doughy flavor with caramel and spices. A pretty thin finish. Not a great beer, but a good version of the style.
browncow (5) - Kentucky, USA - SEP 23, 2007 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Overall, the beer was a bit bland. It was good but nothing jumped out at me.
alexsdad06 (9440) - Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2008 12 oz. bottle batch 8038. Pours a clear dark golden color with a large fizzy disappearing head. The aroma is subdued caramel malts with hay, biscuits, and a hint of mensroom. The flavor has mediumsweet caramel malt with some biscuit, but not much else. A bit thin for my tastes. Disappointing offering from Bells.
Batch 8611 - Many similar qualities compared to last year, however my overall impression is that this one is better. The aroma lost the mensroom nose from last year and I found this to be more drinkable.