Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 28, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
THOUGHTS: Decent. Not really Christmasy. Rather flavorful. A little strong in the ABV department for something calling itself, "session." Maybe that’s why it’s only 11 oz. Got a little cloying by the end.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, light amber or copper with an average, slightly off-white head that mostly diminished and left good lacing. The aroma had moderate to heavy dark bread, grain and toasted and nutty malt; light to moderate grassy and floral hops; hints of honey and alcohol; a little marmalade. The initial flavor was light to moderately sweet, lightly bitter and slightly sour; while the finish was moderately sweet and lightly bitter with a short duration. There was caramel, dark bread, toast, nuts, hints fo honey, a little fruit like mixed fruity jelly spread on the toast, floral hops, then grassy hops and slightly metallic hops. The light to medium body was watery with lightly soft but tingly carbonation and a slightly metallic finish.
nealblind (1786) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUN 8, 2013
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slight red -root beery looking brew. Smells mostly yeasty and wheaty. Tastes strongly of complex roasted wheat. Spicy rye notes come through as well. Somewhat sweet, but not plying, it has a great moderate palate with moderate carb. This beer is great and highly sessionable.
Terminus (3642) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled February 2013
Pours a Carmel amber hue with a small fizzy eggshell white head. Nose is slightly musty, carmel, bready, no hops, smells like a vienna lager with some carmel sweetness. flavors are pretty lite actually, carmel, toffee, toasted notes, a little bit of bread, grainy, somewhat sour wet grains on the finish. very little bitterness. nothing really special, seems par for the style. I will try to have this beer fresh next time.
mnmike (1085) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle was 4 months past best by date - but this was the only polomavy still around my parts when this category was opened up on RB. Light amber color; small head; high carbonation and continual bubbles; herbs on the nose
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes. Drank 11-9-11. Amber with a white head. Aroma is full of biscuit malt with some toffee and earth notes thrown in. Flavor is toffee, earth, bread and grass. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
TheGB (578) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours red with a thin head. Aroma of caramel malt, stone fruit and almost some lemon. Taste is full of malt with a bready character that’s pretty tasty. Well balanced and pretty dry.
ryanfolty (2511) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
April 25, 2013 - bottle from brandon. Golden orange pour with some head that faded quickly. Malty and grainy in aroma and taste. Maybe slight bitter finish.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Haskells in Bloomington, MN, super light golden orange color. Aroma is wheat, caramel, bit skunky. Taste is some wheat and very faded caramel, light body.
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Sledutah (7303) - Utah, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stubby 11oz bottle picked up at The Grapevine
Appearance: Pours clear golden/brown with a small off-white head, no lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, toffee, wheat with some mild smokiness
Taste: Malty, sweet caramel, nutty with a mild bitterness
Decent, sweet but it has a bitterness to offset it.
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours a clear amber with a tiny tan top. Scent is bread and caramel. Taste is same with a hint of spices.