iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUL 19, 2007
22oz bottle, no date thanks to Saarlander. Copper red with a one finger beige head that lasted about 12 seconds. Caramel up front with some citrus hops, unripened apricot and a hint of earth close behind. Flavor is much the same with a fair amount of sweetness kept in check by some earthy and piney hops. Burped stale dusty crackers. Low bitterness overall. Low to moderate carbonation with a medium body. Can’t find any flaws with this guy. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2007
Bomber from Saarlander. Pours a medium amber, thin lasting head. Aroma is coppery metallic malts, with some citrus and piney hops- hints of mint as well- reminded me of a traditional steam beer like anchor. Flavor is similar too, but thicker and a bit richer in malt flavor- toasty malts, light crystal and cluster-like citrus pine and pee- hoppiness. Easy drinking- nice finish. cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2007
Bottle from saarlander via mystery swap 2.0, Thanks! This one pours light amber in color with a small, slightly off white head. Smell is a a bit of caramel and a little fruity. Taste is a bit sweet initially, but then the caramel flavor pulls through. A little thin on the palate, but easy drinking and definitely smooth. As I continue to drink, I notice a bit of hop bitterness pulling through this one. Thanks again Aaron. TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2007
Bottle from saarlander. Thanks Aaron! Pours a hazy amber with a thin white head. Nose heavy on the malts, with some fruity esters. Flavor is pretty bland and weird spices. This is nothing like Anchor Steam which is the only other CC beer I have had. Kinda through me off I guess. Still, a pretty good beer that Taylor and Wieland both enjoyed. MullMan (1099) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2007
thanks to Dickinsonbeer for this one. thin creamy & rocky light tan head, clear light amber body. soft pine hop aroma, earthy toffee malt too. flavor is dry malt, a little earthy and piney hop, roasted toffee malt too. aftertaste is a little spicy and bitter. thanks Paul!
thebaldwizard (1207) - Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2007
Glowing golden brown color. Light grassy hops in the aroma. Medium palate. The flavor is also grassy and hoppy, and light and refreshing. sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2007
Bottle: Pours a copper color with a white head. Aroma, some spice, caramel, yeasty. Flavor, caramel malts, spice, some yeast notes, slight citrus. Not bad. OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2007
22oz bottle shared by Sliffy! - Pours hazy amber with a short white head that fades quick. Aroma was full of grassy notes with some spice and caramel also detected. Flavor is caramel, some grapefruit, grass, and a little spice. Slight carbonation and a somewhat watery palate. Interesting for the style though. Pretty easy to drink. Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 13, 2007
Bomber shared with Duane. Copper colored pour with a decent head. Solid caramel malt flavor, some spiciness, and a nice (but not overly-assertive) hoppy finish. A clean, easy drinking beer and my first of the style. barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2007
bomber from Saarlander and shared with Illini08. grassy aroma on the pour with an appearance of medium amber and a decent off-white head. flavor is mild caramel malt backbone with some hints of spicey hops and citrus. a solid brew and could easily be a nice session beer.