Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer pours a hazy brown color with a tan head. The aroma is full of toffee malt, with a hint of grass and some earth thrown in. The flavor similar. I get a lot of toffee notes, as well as some grass and ice-tea character. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. I am not a huge fan of altbiers, but this one was pretty good.
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle, pours a light brown, aroma is faint. The flavour is a bit tart and n mildly bitter, a bit of sweetness. Flavours didnt mix well for me. Overall it was an okay attempt at the style
bu11zeye (12849) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear amber body with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, raisins, and florals. Flavor of caramel, smoked grains, nuts, and orange.
SDalkoholic (2365) - Linda Vista, California, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sprout’s: Poured a dark tea brown color topped with a thick layer of frothy head. Aroma is sweet with caramel and toffee like malts but also catch a whiff of cereal as well. The drink comes across nicely balanced with firm backing of sweet syrupy malts that suggest caramel and burnt sugar while also delivering a gentle usage of hops. Finish leaves behind a taste of green tea.
Radek Kliber (7231) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 650 ml
Aroma: clean malty aroma with Noble hop character, Citrus mineral hints.Fresh.7+
Appearance: tad darker than average Alt. Dark amber with hint of ruby. Tanned creamy beige cap with some lace. 4-
Taste: medium lighter bodied. Citrussy with caramel and toffee. Some leaf-woody bitterness. Lacking some nutty woody hints. Tad too sweet with its caramel like Vienna malt side. Good dry finish. Not perfect style wise but good ale after all.
kassner (1553) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
very nice and pretty close to typical. copper co;or, modest head some hops at the finish and nice malts wth some sweetness up front.
ChainGangGuy (4826) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle - $5.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a clear, amber-hued body with a medium-small, wispy, ivory-hued head.
Smell: The nose leans a bit malty, with a note of toasted biscuit tops and suggestion of homemade caramel. Low hint of esters. Moderate degree of spicy-minded Continental hops.
Taste: Biscuity, toasty German malts with a little, sweetish nibble of burnt sugar. Slight fruitiness with a bit of green raisin showing. Spicy Noble hop bitterness gives a slight bite and a steady-as-she-goes dryness until the finish with a final zip of suds.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. A notch on the dial just above medium carbonation.
Overall: A solid, well-built alt.
thirdeye11 (6101) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bomber) clear amber, ring of fine white bubbles. Nose of caramel/honey, honey comb, sweet bread, just smells sweet. Taste of light earth, cracker, butter, creamy carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (12332) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with an average, frothy and bubbly off-white head, medium-short retention with good lacing. Aroma is cookie, light caramel and toast malt, dates and earthy-spicy hops. Flavor is malt forward with medium hops and bitterness, enough to balance the sweet malt, some fruity esters and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
JStax (5634) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a Belgian style tulip glass. Pours a translucent amber with a thick froth of beige foam. Aroma is sweet and carrot cake-y with a nice hop bitterness coming through. Taste is a touch sweet at first, but moves toward a nicely bitter finish. Its an interesting take on the style.