Ontbeertaster (3208) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2011
I hope this bottle was old, it was the yeastiest beer I have ever had, What? this was unbelievable it had the largest head I have ever had, it filled the entire glass with foam. So ridculious this beer was nuts. It just tasted like yeast too, I think the yeast just took over and sucked the taste right out of this one. wouldnt recommend this one pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2011 Bottle. I’ve had this many times, both bottled and on tap. This got incredibly better once they re-opened the brewery. It used to be light, thin, and not very flavorful. Now, it’s deep, with a caramel sweetness and a smooth mouthfeel. ETA - another re-rate here. This beer is legit now. SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
A- dark red/brown body with light tan head. great head retention.
S- malty, carmel, nuts, maybe hints of chocolate.
T- nuts, carmel, and malt up front. Bitter hop aftertaste. Hints of chocolate may be in the background.
P- medium weight body and very fizzy.
O- this was interesting and worth a try. Quite complex taste to it. The carbonation gets in the way of the character though.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-06-2007 19:07:59
-- DaSilky1 (2608) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Clear amber, thin off-white head, and somewhat lacey. Diacatyl bombarded nose, diacatyl bombarded flavors...the nose...butterscotch and toff. The flavors, toffee and grassy hops...quite hoppy actually...but diacatyl is everwhere. I wouldn’t rate it but it seemed the brewery reps were there and serving it at the flour city brewer fest in rochester, so be it. A lesson in diacatyl awareness...should be served to anyone studying becoming a beer judge. xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2009
12oz bottle. Hazy, dark brown with ruby tint, small off-white head. Aroma is caramel, breadiness and some grains. Flavor is caramel, bready, some hop balance as well. Meidum body with creaminess. Solid.
mabel (9787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2011 [1873-20081205] Cask. Beery aroma has lots of yeast grains and multigrain characteristics. Slightly hazy, dark red brown body with quick off-white bubbles. Heavy yeast multigrain malt flavour. Boozy medium-full body. Booziness is fine but the rest is heavy. (6/3/6/3/12) 3.0
ChainGangGuy (4930) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2008
(@ Mr. Goodbar; Buffalo, NY)
[3525B-20101228] Tap. Some grainy malt in the aroma. Slightly hazy, dark brown body with long-lasting creamy off-white head. Grainy flavour has a little toasted buttery malt and a nice sweet aftertaste. Medium body. Perfect for sipping while watching Canada beat the Czech Republic 7-1 at the World Juniors!! (6/3/6/3/12) 3.0
(@ HSBC Arena, Buffalo, NY)
Appearance: Pours a garnet-hued body with a bubbly, off-white head.
Smell: A simple, straight-forward aroma of dark caramel and toasted grains.
Taste: Dark caramel maltiness with a slight sweetness. Lightly astringent toasted graininess. Earthy hop character and medium bitterness. Finishes dry.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Eh, it’s just an average red at best. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011 unclemattie (4406) - Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Date: October 11, 2008
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear brown, fine beige head, bits of drippy lace
Aroma: lightly sweet caramel malt aroma with a nice bready character, light earthyness
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, nice bready character, well balanced with earthy hops
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
12oz bottle. Deep reddish-mahogany. Aroma of mercurocome, very medicinal. Old hospital. Sweet sugary malt. kinda syrupy. lots of caramel, some toffee. Very sweet. I prefer a red more dry. alexkeil (20) - New York, USA - APR 30, 2008
Finally Buffalo has a beer it can call its own again...one of my favorite beers, drinks easy, great aftertaste, a malty alternative to the hoppy beer varities. Red is best on tap in Buffalo at the Lafayette Tap Room or Century Grill.