Dogbrick (14316) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2010 Bottle from Festival Foods. The beer is a clear amber-gold color with a medium ivory white head that diminishes steadily. Spotty lacing. Grainy malt and fruit in the nose. Light body with a fruity character and flavors of caramel malt, crackers and mild hops. The finish is short and malty with a fruit aftertaste. Just average overall. Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2010
12oz bottle that I picked up at Historic Casanova Liquors in Hudson, WI on my way back from Minneapolis. Pours a mostly clear, amber-copper colored body with a thin, tan head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is some caramel with a light cereal sweetness and a touch of toast. Some grain with light floral fruits and a hint of grass. Flavor is similar. A bit of a watery, grainy, somewhat toasted caramel with a light sweetness. Some floral fruits that grow slightly into the finish where a hint of grass helps dry this with a very light bitterness. Fairly lengthy, dry aftertaste following a light, smooth, clean body and soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a very easy drinking, sessionable beer. Nothing crazy with the aroma or flavors, but well put together and crisp. JK (6342) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Light red color and a nice white head. Aroma has some yeast. Flavor has dry grain and more yeast. Dry finish. Not much here. GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUL 15, 2010
Bleh. Didn’t do anything for me. Pretty ruby pour, but almost no aroma, and a slightly fizzy watery beer without much to it. Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2010
dark gold/light amber pour with a thin head.
aroma was toasted bready malt. light fruity hop.
flavour was bready, caramel sweetness, light bitterness in the finish.
weitz15 (622) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 15, 2010
Light, citrus aroma. The flavor is a unique blend of malt and barley, but the finish is a little surprisingly bitter. BVery (11458) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Pour was clear orange with a nice sized white head. Aroma of bread and caramel. Medium mouthfeel. Taste is caramel, yeast, and a slight hop bite. Decent beer, and highly sessionable. lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Bottle thanks to Suttree. Clean amber orange, beige cover. Nice bready, caramel, candy aroma. Taste is sweet, candy, caramel, toffee, apple, bready. mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2010
Poured from a 12oz bottle. Copper color with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, cocoa, with a hint of bitter hops. Flavor is bready and caramel sweetness. Finishes slightly bitter. Great sessionable beer for the summer. Suttree (6541) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 24, 2010
I had no idea what style this beer was when I tried it. I guessed blond, amber, possibly an English pale or bitter. I did not guess Irish ale. Anyhoo, Brownish orange, nice mix of caramel and a nice fruity (melon?) sweetness, with a slightly winey, crisp finish.