Beerdrinker79 (2188) - Idaho, USA - DEC 15, 2011
12 oz stubby- Pours dark brown orange with a thin head. The aroma is caramel malts, mildly spicy hops, fairly muted. The taste is caramel malts, rye bread, dry and mildly bitter hops, I would say definitely more dry than bitter. Body is medium to low, carbonation is medium. Overall decent, but something I would never buy. jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2011
12oz bottle-pours a light tan head with amber color. Aroma is herbal-tea, medium malt-musty/peat/caramel. Taste is herbal-tea hops, wood/grainy, medium malt-musty/bready/peat. JoeTheYounger (1183) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Clear golden pour with tan small bubbly head. Aroma is grainy and toasted malts. Taste is much better than the very faint aroma with some caramel sweetness, malts and a touch of spice with a touch of hops towards the end. Finishes clean and nice with some bread and pine in the finish. Great session brew for sure. probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
11 fl oz stubby bottle from Finger Lakes Beverage, served cold in a tulip glass. 07DE11.poisoneddwarf (2511) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2011
App.: Clear deep amber with a fair light tan head.
Aroma: Nice caramel/toffee, slightly fruity and nutty, somewhat vinous, hints of brighter fruits, biscuit, toast, bread crust, maybe a hint of floral hops.
Palate: Medium body, restrained effervescence, smooth.
Flav.: Vinous malts, touch fruity and earthy, bread crust, a touch of peppery rye, nice; dry with minimal bitterness and a pleasant bread crust and toffee malt finish.
I dig this “series” from Full Sail.
11 oz bottle. Pours almost clear copper with a small white dissipating head. Aroma is bready, SweeTarts. Taste is lightly sweet, turns faintly bitter and tart before turning sweet again. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy, carbonation is average. I’m impressed with this.
dmac (6198) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2011
11 oz stubby bottle from Jonathan Ron Brielle, awesome bottle. Poured a very ncie looking clear red body with a small foamy off white head. Aroma was very dusty grains, cardboard. Body is very dry with a touch of strong carbonation. Flavor of bread, cardboard, molasses, dry caramel. I gotta say these bottles are addictive, but a 6.2% beer seems a tad high for a "session" beer. ryanscourt (1454) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2011
nice, light nonimposing.
nothing exciting about this beer or bad really, not very festive by any flavors either, solid, wouldnt chopos it over other seasonles though CheersMate (1343) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2011
12 oz. bottle. It has a unique light brown hue to it. It doesn’t have that quasi ruby color, as pictured. The head faded away rather quickly. Light caramel and wheat aroma. A touch of grass in there, as well. There’s not much else I can smell, quite honestly. Sharp grassy bite, with a soft, lingering bitterness. Falls very flat, flavor wise. Bits of caramel and wheat hit my taste buds. Rather prickly on the tongue. I session 14% beers, so I don’t know what all of these other poltroons are talking about. I’m getting touches of an amalgam of grapefruit and orange. There’s this odd roasted grassy flavor at the end. Not that I’ve actually tasted roasted grass, but I can imagine that’s what it would taste like. Decent, but nothing spectacular. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Bottle. Pours with a clear amber to orange hued body with a large, fluffy, slightly off-white head. Aromas are malty, caramel, tea, bready, marmalade. Pretty clean. A touch nutty (like a victory malt or something similar). Flavors are clean, malty, toasty, nutty (american munich or victory?). Bitter to balance with a dry finish. Clean. Lively bubbles, and dry in the finish. Medium bodied. Sammy (12091) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2011
On tap at Barcade Jersey City. Some chocolate and a stouty characteristic to it. Not a bad one. Cross-style.