hopscotch (11236) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2008
Bottle… Clear amber ale with copper highlights and a small, fizzy, white head. Roasted aroma with notes of caramel and toffee. Medium-bodied with intermediate carbonation. Toasted, bittersweet, caramel malt flavor. Slightly more sweet than bitter. Caramelized finish. Thanks to mgumby10 for sharing! jercraigs (10886) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2008
2008-06-24. Dark amber body, with a small beige head. Sweetish aroma, modest touches of caramel and floral hops. (6+) Similar flavour has a sweet malty start and very light hoppy bitterness throughout. (6+) Smooth, slightly fuller than average palate. Decent, quaffable, but a touch boring. Bottle from Mabel’s Seattle trip. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2009 marcus (10671) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Name: LTD 01
Date: February 13, 2007
Appearance: clear brown, frothy beige head
Aroma: chocolate malt and earthy hop aroma
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, touch of sweetness brings out the chocolate, light bitterness adds balance
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
I would like to rerate this beer.
Bottle from Monument Wine. Pours copper with a nice beige head and a sweet malt aroma. There is a chalky caramel malt flavor with a dry slightly bitter finish. phaleslu (10668) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2010
12 oz. bottle as a bonus from a trade with LtDan- thanks, Dan! Pours a clear copper color with a small off-white head that leaves a film as a cap on the beer. Aroma of banana, caramel malts, toast, nuts, cherry, hops, and mild spices. Flavor of caramel malts, nuts, toast, sugar, mild spice, hops, funk, and a mineral note. Light-medium bodied, with average carbonation and a funky finish. Sweet, bitter, nutty, and funky. Somewhat chewy in mouthfeel. Interesting beer and not skunky like a lot of German dunkels, but still has a consistent and unusual funkiness.
JorisPPattyn (10072) - BELGIUM - MAR 29, 2008
Medium, creamy yellowish head, slightly irregular; well-carbonated light amber-brown beer. Bready nose, melanoidins, wet wood. Spicy, in a Coca-Cola way. Much drier taste than the nose suggests, precious little restsugars, and a bitterish, more or less hoppy finish. BUT! There’s no doubt there’s diacetyl n here, and if in a dark beer that overshadows the melanoidins instead of blending, there must be a lot. Bit like a herbal stomachbitter, very watered-down. Light to medium bodied. Not bad after all, but a bit too exuberant on the diacetyl. Thankee, DaveDave! bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 12, 2007
Bottle. Rich caramel color with a nice beige head. Slight earthy, spicy, caramel aroma. Caramel, earthy, slight citrus flavor. Medium bodied. Lingering caramel and citrus. More caramel than expected. Easy drinking. mabel (9787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2008
[1500-20080617] 12floz bottle. Sweet raisiny grains aroma. Clear, dark red brown body with a quick creamy light tan head. Grainy sweet toasted malt flavour. Medium body. Average, but I’m giving it an extra point for finishing my 30th page...
arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2010
Pours golden with white head, aroma is biscuity and floral. Taste is lager like with a bit of floral sweetness that goes into a bready malt and finishes a bit dry. douglas88 (9629) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 22, 2009
Bottle form the Utah Stat Store. Pours a dark amber color with a small white head. The aroma is mostly lots of toasted malts, some light fruits. A sweet nutty flavor, lots of malts, toasted flavors, some berries also. Very smooth and full flavored.