riversideAK (6231) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is that of toasted bread, some caramel malts, and a hint of iced tea. Don’t get much in the hop department except a light earthy note perhaps. Pours golden amber with a decently lasting head, no lace, but with nice big visible carbonation. Caramel up front, toast on the mid palate, light earthy and tea like notes in the finish. Drinks easily and has no flaws.
decaturstevo (5947) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper pour with white head and lace. Pepper and paper aroma. Pepper, caramel malt flavor. Medium bodied but foamy.
reliantkcar (102) - USA - FEB 8, 2010
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
hay, citrus, dough, amber, clear, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light body, average carbonation, long finish,
meisterbrauMHB (69) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice, clear, amber with good lacing. Mild citrus ( grapefruit) gives it a pleasant bitter flavor. No bitter aftertaste with a good hop/malt balance. Dont always find that. First Skal for me. Very drinkable.
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear yellow-gold, thin whispy white head. Subtle phenol aroma, no bitterness, some fruit flavors. Light-medium bodied. Just ok, seems like a light Farmhouse ale.
nuplastikk (5911) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at OF. Filtered amber-orange color. Minimal head. Sweet malty aroma. Relatively middle of the road, balanced. Sort of a mild spicy Xmas beer with a smooth, malty, lagery mouthfeel. Mellow amber-vanilla nuances. A tad too sweet as usual for CB.
bhensonb (14490) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Archer Liquor. Pours dark copper with a decent off-white head. Aroma is dark roast caramel with some non-descript hop. Medum plus body with decent carbonation. Flavor is malty and mildly hoppy. Not a spicey xmas thing, but a tasty drink. Heavy despite the low abv.
SHANER4 (492) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drank this beer strait fron the bottle so I did not see color.
Aroma - toasted malt and grains
Flavor - crisp clean rich malty taste with pretty decent bitter hop bite,not bad!!
Palate - thin bodied with fizzy texture. Finish is mettallic and no aftertaste.
Overall - Fairly decent beer, had nice all around taste and easy drinkin’ beer!!
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
DecemBeer. Sample from a bottle shared by me. Amber orange, an off white head. Very floral spicy aroma, bready. Taste is floral, spicy, toasty.
madvike (3218) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at a hunting lodge in Spring Green, WI (yeah, weird, I know) - Pours amber with a cream colored head. The smell is wonderful -- light yeasty spice, flowery hops, and a light malt sweetness. Taste is very smooth, with some nice bready maltiness, a bit of hazelnut, and just a little spice. A light, dry floral bitterness evens it all out. There’s too much carbonation, but it’s pleasantly slick and a bit syrupy. Wonderful.