JStax (6006) - 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.
notalush (5836) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber - lightl hazy dark amber - thick tan head that slowly diminishes to a fine lace - nose is caramel, toasted bread, raisin, yeast, light sourness - low carbonation, medium body - Vienna malt is moderately rich from beginning through the middle, but the malt profile becomes more dry and biscuit-like on the tail end - quite a bit of flowery German hoppiness through the middle and finish - some earthy, dusty character - the finish is a little too bitter, but otherwise this is fairly decent.
cheap (5704) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
bomber. appears a little viscous from bottle to glass. iced tea color. no problem with the aroma. wew, quite strong initial impression like more than 6%. lots of body. has a kick. decent co2 in this, cutting at times. finish is strong bitter blunt.
mar (5373) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
deep amber with a cream head. nose is sticky malts, dough, caramel, light roast, and grainy. easy on the palate, roasted malt, caramel, and a bitter finish.
hayduke (5137) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Pours dark and clear amber. Off white head. Good lacing. Nose is roasted malts, some fruit, and floral and grassy hops. Body is medium and mouth feel is average. The flavor is ripe fruit, some floral hops, light bitterness, and some sour astringency. As it warms it smooths out and ends up tasting of nuts and lightly bitter. The beer went down easy and the 22-oz was gone before I knew it. Nice.
Bulk_Carrier (5018) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a slightly transparent yet has a hazy brown/amber coloring. Nice one finger frothy creamy white head.
The smell had sweet German malts delicately balanced into a decent smoky meaty quality.
The taste was sweet and slightly meaty and adds a decent breadiness as it warms, and has exactly the same aftertaste, but the finish is a bit drier.
On the palate, it sat at/about a light to medium, good carbonation for the Altbier style and good for me as there’s a decent harshness that typically felt in altbiers, also there’s a decent sessionable quality to this as well.
Overall, whoah, Full Sail, where did this come from, as I think I just found my favorite altbier by an American brewer as I would definitely love to come back to this.
kidmartinek (4999) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear but dark amber color. Malty, nutty aroma. Smells old. What can I say. it’s an altbier so its better than an amber and worse than a pale ale. How’s that for favoritism? It leaves good lacing on the glass and has good head retention and you can tell there are a decent amount of good hops in it. I guess I should be more fair and say its good for the style, which it is.
ChainGangGuy (4881) - 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.
stevoj (4698) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My first altbier, that’s not from Dusseldorf. And you can’t tell, it’s that good. Nice mellow bitterness and roast grain flavor, nut brown color with thin beige head. Aroma is malty, burnt toast. Very tasty.
emacgee (4661) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a soft copper brown with a slight haze. One finger of frothy off white head. Nose is dominated by Munich and Vienna. Super bready and biscuity with lots of toasted grain. Has a weird slickness to it. Almost tastes like diacetyl. Some caramel-y sweetness and herbal hops. Not digging this flavor or the mouthfeel. No carbonation and a super soft body with an overly aggressive bitterness.