andyburnette (26) - - AUG 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amazing take in California of the German classic with low ibu ....nice for a change from pervasively hoppiness on the west coast. Well done maltiness very toady. Having it at LAB in agoura hills on tap. My Indian associate’s description is brewed beer tea!
bytemesis (7981) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. California brewery #196. Pours hazy rich hazel, medium tan head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving decent lacing. Aroma is malty, roast, a bit nutty, dark breads and toffee. Flavor is medium sweet, very light bitter, quite malty and pleasant. I must be in a malty mood today, cause this hits the spot. Medium body, minimal acidity.
tightslice (1187) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share at Evernote in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is malts, honey, caramel, some chocolate. Taste is smooth, light malts, mild bitterness. Balanced. On the downside maybe a bit weak, but very drinkable with a lovely aroma.
Dogbrick (12633) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Tony’s Darts Away. Brownish-amber color with a thin light beige head that recedes quickly to a wispy film. Spotty lacing. Roasted malt, hops and fruit in the nose. Medium body with flavors of roast malt, caramel and earthy hops. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Above average overall.
Thisis12ptfont (1155) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - APR 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Faint aroma of brown sugar. Deep, brownish red appearance with no foam. Flavor is borderline tasteless. Faint caramel, juice and citrus notes. Overall, very basic with weak flavors.
BMan1113VR (7922) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours with a somewhat murky, deep bronze-brown body with a medium sized tan head. Aromas are sweet and toasty, some melanoidins, munich malt, raisins, maple, grainy, clean. Flavors are a bit too bitter for my taste (balance wise), melanoidins, toasted malt, earthy, and leathery. Toasted corn, bitter, grainy. Bitter balance, not too sweet, dry finish. Medium bodied with slightly bright carbonation.
brokensail (16388) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 1, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a mahogany color with an off-white head. Smells like concord grape juice. Very sweet and sugary. Tons of grape fruitiness, some toasted malt, and a little bit of caramel. The flavor is, somehow, even more grapey. A touch of cough syrup, bready malt, and a hint of caramel. Light fig note to it as well. Couldn't power through this one.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - SEP 8, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big malty taste in this hazy cola colored brew. Taste is also semi-sweet with an alcohol back to it. Some minor roasted notes at the back end. I preferred the X1 oak and vanilla version.