bhensonb (15620) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Bottle from Half Time. Pours clear copper with a few beige bubbles. Light caramel aroma. Med minus body. Flavor is definitely roast malt with some very light noble hop. I think it would stand up to most Viennas. There’s a herb/yeast/spice complement that’s fairly pleasant. Still, it’s hardly bitter at all. Ratman197 (15220) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2008
Bottle poured a clear amber with alingering ring of amber fgoam. Aromas of carmel, nuts and a hint of coffee. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel,m bread and light nuts with a crisp malty finish. BeerandBlues2 (13706) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 11, 2007
Draught at All Colorado Beer Festival. Pours clear amber with an average, frothy, off-white head, lasting with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (toasted grain, meal), light hops (grass), average yeast (sweat) with notes of apple. Light bodied, thin texture, soft carbonation, and a bitter finish. Short duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness. bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2012
(Draught) Pours a clear pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma of grain, lemon, and soap. Flavor of biscuit, grass, butter, caramel, and citrus. cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2011
On tap @ PPBC. Transparent, burnt orange appearance with little head retention. Caramel malty, toffee, mildly bitter, pretty sweet flavor. Carbonation is a bit low.
onceblind (10326) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Pours out a deep orange amber color with a big off white head. Aroma is nutty and caramelly, and little else. Taste was amber malts, with a bit of wet cereal grain. Light body, a little disappointingly light. Easy to drink, but not a pleasure. 3fourths (9357) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2009
bottle. clear amber, small head. body is excessively rough and caustic, harsh carbonation combined with a husky, stale bread crust/crumb character leaves this beer nearly undrinkable. mild flavor of sweet vienna and munich malt with low hop bitterness, it turns from somewhat sweet to soured/soggy bread when it warms with diacetyl/butter/metallic notes. not terrible but nothing i’d ever want to drink again. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2009
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 12/10/2007
Hoppy aroma. Golden coloured smooth on the palate and hoppy with a crisp malt finish. SudsMcDuff (8468) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2011
bought at D&Q .. . Pours a ruby tan .. low foam .. . smells like mr beer amber .. . pretty bland stuff, some old molasses and what not .. . a tick, thats it .. . . because, you’re slow, and no one likes you.. Ernest (7792) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2008 Bottle.
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is clear dark amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, caramel), lightly hoppy (apricot), with notes of bile, zucchini, and hair spray.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, unclean.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
What a bummer...as with the bottled Orale I just sampled, this is tainted with some really nasty aromas (chemical, vegetal, vomit-like) that literally makes my stomach flip every time I take a sniff. They’re hidden slightly better under the malt here than in the Orale, but they’re impossible to escape. That these off notes appear in both beers means the Orale wasn’t a fluke (and no, it’s not my glassware). So sad when this happens...it was reasonably drinkable at GABF last year. Truly scary in bottled form though. Hope they fix the issues.