harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2006
This beer is just malty all the way around. Kind of has a vegetal thing going on, roasted vegetables and a earthy kind of mineral flavor. Other than this it is slightly syrupy and sweet, with some fruit and spice rounding out the flavor. buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 25, 2006
Pours a murky amber with a small head. I always get annoyed when raters throw out 20 different aromas they smell in each beer. Yea right! When I saw cooked vegetable aroma for this one I started to get annoyed again. Well, I poured this beer and took a smell.... Time to eat crow now. Yep. They were correct. I smelled vegetable. This is not a bad thing. Also sort of malty. Overall it is not a very bad beer. Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2004 Thin, light and frothy head above an amber body with yellow and red highlights, in a way. Interesting nose -- sweet and grainy. After the first sip, I found it odd, yet curious and attractive. Texture was very soft and very smooth, with a "tight-bubbled" carbonation. Malts were sugary and sweet -- perhaps too sweet for my blood, but doable. Hops (or whatever else might be in there) were spicy, herbal, perfumey and grassy. Very little bitterness to speak of. I was kind of left hanging in that respect. Balanced and very drinkable. 1FastSTi (3358) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2006
Pours to a deep amber body with a bubbly khaki head. The aroma is toasted malts and soapyness. Muted hops. The flavor is malty, white pepper, deep toastyness, and lightly spicy earthy hops. The palate is spicy, medium light bodied. Decent love-hate kinda beer. TAR (2802) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2006
Bright bronze. Broken, but densely packed, off-white foam. Expressive malt nose of cocoa, caramel, and roasted dough. Very soft with a smidge of diacetyl and honeyed dates. Fluffy carbonation, but also fairly chalky. Initially sharply roasty and grainy with a fluffy biscuit quality interwoven with delicate tobacco. Quite husky, but the well-attenuated body negates much of it. Hops produce a gentle bitterness which complements the deep notes of toasted dough, but sorely lack vibrancy and definition. Finishes dryly malty and firm with fresh notes of biscuits and cocoa. Unfortunately the overuse of hops in the aroma outshine the alluringly aromatic malt elements. In terms of flavor, the muddled hop flavors and carbonic acidity are too much of a detraction.
hopdog (13191) - 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. rotoguru (126) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2007
Had this on our bike/brew tour, so this rating will be expanded on the next go-round. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 02/20/2007mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2009
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
Copper color with a medium off white head and a little bit of carbonation. Pale aroma with a hint of caramel. Malty body with a rich, roasted flavor, a trace of caramel and a dry finish. Taste is sweet and slightly fruity. esjaygee (3902) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Cloudy amber with a small layer of scum atop the amber goo. Aroma of caramel and pale malt. Taste of caramel with some mild hoppiness. Mild dry finish. Overall pretty bland a joe average beer.