bartzluke (598) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 29, 2015
12 oz pour from refrigerated bottle into shaker pint. Pours a light brown, clear, with a fizzy, quickly-dissipating head. Not super attractive. Nose is a little bit of sweet bready notes and a little fruity citrus. Medium body, on the lighter side. Pleasantly smooth. Dry as well. Taste is bready malts up front followed by some earthy hoppiness. A hint of spice and citrus. Not too sweet. I’d like a little more of the hops flavors to come out, though maybe I just got an older bottle. Sigmund (7390) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2015
355 ml bottle, from Fakta, Denmark. B B date 30.05.2014. Gusher bottle de luxe, only a little of the hazy deep reddish brown beer ends up in the glass. Large to moderate off-white head. Fairly nice malty aroma, lightly roasted and nutty notes. Malty, nutty and slightly roasty flavour too, a slight fruity acidity. Okay, and probably better fresh. Luvystypotables (1921) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Aroma of malt and fruit, pours a reddish amber color with a short lastin foamy off white head with some lacing. Sweet malt taste, minimal carbonation with a watery feel and sweet malt finish. Drjohnrock (761) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Twelve ounce bottle from Fort Collins sampler 12 pack purchased at The Party Source. Dark amber/copper color, nice firm malty aroma with fruit notes, tastes like it smells only a bit better. Very good brew for style. Tasted on July 5, 2014. DCLawyer (2839) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle tasting. Bright red with small offwhite head. Sweet malt over lite hops and spice. Plain.
tmoreau (4296) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2014 12 oz. bottle poured to a Czech-pils glass, displaying a clear & bright, coppery amber color, with a decent layer of tan head foam that was quick to reduce to a bubbly film, but left a lot of clingy, waves & foamy patches of lacing on the glass. The aroma was initially, light grain, soft malt, sweetness, and esters as dried fruit, with a hint of artificial cherry. Again, as with my experience with the Major Tom, the nose turned a bit, showed more ripened fruit, and revealed a hint of cardboard, after rehashing halfway through the session. Light to medium bodied, with presentable carbonation, the taste didn’t seem to be affected as much by the off notes, as it presented esters, plus a moderate, earthy hop bitterness that possessed some lingering nature, a little sweetness, and a bit of malty creaminess to the mouthfeel. No dating on the bottle, but purchased recently. Saved somewhat by the fair flavor presentation. Diablokev (180) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2014
The aroma is light maybe of hay. The appearance is ruby with cream head. The taste is a bit bland, only ok. Easy to drink, overall just ok Tmr (37) - - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle in Boulder Colorado
A: Dark reddish brown - 1 finger of an off-white/tan head- not much carbonation - good lacing and legging
S: toasted sweet malts - fruity raisins/dried fruit - toffee
T: brown sugar - slight hops
Body: sweet - earthy
TThumper89 (29) - Otsego, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2014
12oz. Bottle into a beer mug. A striking ruby hue and spicy floral nose punctuate the pleasant sweetness of this brew. Crystal malt coalesces with the earthy flavor of Willamette hops. A hauntingly beautiful combination. Good, mildly malty sweet, refreshing summer beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Block (2688) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2014
A smooth and sweet beer. Some reddish malt flavors in the middle. Finishes sweet. Light.