Ratman197 (15216) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2005
Bottle poured a hazy amber with a small off white head. Aromas of carmel apples and sweet malt. Palate was light and crisp. Flavors of sweet malt, carmel, and some fruitiness with a crisp, slightly bitter finish. BeerandBlues2 (13697) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 3, 2005
Draught. Pours amber with a thin edgy white head and lined lacing. Caramel sweet malt and fruit hop aroma. Caramel sour yeast and sweet malt flavor with a bitter hop end. Medium bodied and creamy palate. hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2006
12oz bottle. Poured a deep orange color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of toasted malts, toffee, and cookie dough. Tastes of caramel and citrus. kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 02/20/2007cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2011
clear red, wispy beige head, several streaks and drops of lace, sweet dark caramel malt aroma with a touch of sour mash and light floral hops, rich caramel malt flavor, light sweetness, nice balancing hop flavor and bitterness, not a lot going on but very drinkable, has flavor unlike a typical lager
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2011 Tap at the brewery. Clear red orange appearance with a small head. Dull amber malty aroma. Dull amber malty flavor with a slight roastiness and somewhat bitter. Ok to average.
arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2012
Pour on tap at the brewery, orange pour with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of slight caramel, spice and grass notes, very slight yeast. Taste had slight toffee and spice, hints of grass, slight mineral note finishing fairly dry but clean. 3fourths (9357) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2004
Sweet nose of honey, hops and wheat. Nice active and very bubbly palate, with a sweet grain and light maple malt flavor. Ernest (7791) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2003
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, fully diminishing. Body is
clear medium amber. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain,
cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs), with a note of peach. Flavor is
moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly
bitter, slightly metallic. Medium body, watery (almost syrupy) texture,
lively carbonation. Bitterness never develops, so this is a somewhat
sticky sweet beer to drink. The aroma is pleasant, though. A Vienna in
spirit, but with enough whispers of American Dark to prevent
recommendation. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 9, 2008
12 oz. bottle purchased at the brewery. Has a clear amber hue with a white head. Rich, sweetbread smell. Medium bodied with a rich, creamy mouthfeel. Taste is of roasted grains and sweet malts; no surprizes here. Finishes with a slight hop bite.
Smooth and easy drinking 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 24, 2006
Bottle: Deep orangish amber, fairly thick and hazy, moderate to large foamy head, off-white in color, okay lacing. Toasted grain nose, but unfortunately also quite a bit of overcooked vegetable. Malty start, slight caramel, but that overcooked vegetable is still there. Not as heavy as on the nose tho, thankfully. Semi-sweet, with a moderate body and mouthfeel. Clean finish, not much vegetable at this stage. Decent, but leaves me wanting an Eliot Ness. Thanks Ernest for the trade!