milewide (2332) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Very bland aroma and taste. Sweet carmel malt was main flavor. Clear amber color, as expected. Onslow (1539) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Medium amber brew with a thin head. Pleasant aroma dominated by caramel malts. Sweet caramel malt dominates the start of the swallow with the finish transitioning to a burnt/roasted malt and modest hoppiness that adds dryness to the finish. Good! murphym45 (779) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2010
On tap at the brewpub.
Amber gold. Aroma has some roasty malt and a bit of smoke. Light bitterness, dry, clean. Nothing special. demitriustown (1192) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2010
12 oz bottle: Aroma is big on malt, smokiness, yeast, hay, roasty, caramel, and a little bit of chocolate. Hops are subdued but discernible lightly in the aroma. Appearance is a cloudy reddish/brown with a medium to low white head that lingers. Taste is malt, chocolate, lightly metallic, roast, caramel, and a slight woodsy characteristic. Palate is lightly carbonated mouthfeel, and an light malt aftertaste that is slightly dry. Overall, It’s average to say the least. Cheers! fuckbudlight (49) - Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Not much of a red. Has a strange acidity that I liken to that of apple juice (as in, the mouthfeel is almost "juicy" without being fruity). That said, not a very sweet red (which I like), but at the same time, very weak like many of the other beers out of Frankenmuth. Essentially zero head, so light that I thought it was a pilsner, etc. That being said, the beer pairs well with savory/salty foods, which bring out more of the latent charred malt bite of the beer. Definitely not a stand-alone beer.
Petkus331 (389) - Redford, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2010
An aroma of sweet caramel and some roasted malt. Flavor was of roasted malt bitterness, caramel, and followed by a sweet-acidic ending i can only relate to apple juice. the beer was rather light, and could have been a lot stronger. an O.K. beer. Beaver (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2010
From a (very fancy) growler. Pours hazy orange amber with a couple of bubbles for a head.milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 8, 2009
The aroma is sweet nutty caramel malts and toffee.
The flavor is sweet nutty toasted caramel malts with a little balancing bitterness and a touch of fruit. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with very watery texture that washes out the flavors.
Overall, a decent nutty red. Nothing special...but a really sweet (but expensive) growler.
Weak aroma....some hints of toasted malt and caramel, but little else. Flavor is pretty malty, with biscuit and toasted malt up front, followed by some hops and a chocolate finish. Body is thin and watery