jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours ruby with a short beige head. Flavors of sweet caramel and light earthy hops. Similar flavor. A little bland but smooth and drinkable.
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - FEB 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
thinnish looking copper pour with little head - aroma of lightly roasted malt and light grapefruit - tastes of caramel and apple. A bit thin on the palate.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Specs. Amber pour with an off-white head. Aroma is light orange and toast. Taste is sappy, grassy, and almost dirty. Citrus, roast finish.
cblado (298) - Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11 oz "stubby" bottle. Pours a orange/copper color, thin head, no lacing. Aroma is mostly a smooth caramel malt. Flavor is caramel malt, some grassy hop notes. Simple, drinkable, decent. Plus the stubby bottles are kind of fun.
beehaze (2) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can't complain about this one. Nothing terribly special about it, just an everyday drinkable beer for the winter season.
Beerenberger (1602) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is malt forward. Pours a reddish amber with a rapidly disisapating white head. There was more taste to this beer than I expected. Toasted malts, hints of nuts, grain, and a nice touch of spice in the finish. Medium body with minimum carbonation. Overall, I was surprised . I really enjoyed this beer.
Syzzer (644) - Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a weak confused beer with lack of integrity and identity. There is a tinge of bitters, tinge of yawn. Light brown in color weak white head. Mild carbonation. Initial impression is of taquila, very little to smell. Strange & weak 4.85 BD
flylikeabanana (179) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice holiday red. Honey, hops, and pine. Soft, smooth palate. As drinkable as their lager.
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rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
11oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear medium brownish-red with a slight bit of chill haze. Just a small white head fading to some splotches after a couple of minutes.
A lot of grass in the aroma along with some toast and caramel much like the regular Session lager with a little extra roast.
The aroma translates well into the flavor with grass/hay up front followed by some light toast and caramel. There is a little sweetness and a thicker body than a typical amber lager might have along with some light bitterness.
Overall, a tasty amber lager and one that, as the name would suggest, is quite sessionable. One to pick up if you see it around.
Fatehunter (2517) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thin head, dark amber colored body, clear.
Smells like licorice, barnyard hay and strawberry. A weird combination, but it’s nice.
Taste has a solid malt bill with a balance of medium bitterness. Roasted malt stands out with a barnyard straw flavor.
Crisp and lighter bodied, but the high carbonation takes away a bit.
An excellent red lager.