osprey77 (2) - Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2011 does not count
Great alt, nice and hoppy to balance out the malt. Very enjoyable and extremely drinkable. dnstone (3485) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Light malt aroma. Golden in color with white head. Fairly malty and earthy. 3fourths (9357) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2011 draft. soft minerallic yeast phenols and delicate red apple / caramel Vienna-like malt. medium hop bitterness, medium acid, frothy and firm carbonation and body. nicely nuanced. onceblind (10290) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Tap @ brewery. Clear copper in color, with a fruity biscuity aroma of bread dough, nuttiness, and light toffee. Taste was very clean but a little light on the body. Flavor held some nice biscuity yeasty tones, light caramel, with a small alcoholic heat effect...not a high alcohol beer, but it feels bigger than it is. Pretty flavorful and warming, even when served cold--interesting. I didn’t get much hop flavor though, just balancing hop bitterness. bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2011
(Draught) Pours a clear amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, and toasted grain. Flavor of caramel, florals, citrus, bread, and nuts.
notalush (5909) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Tap at the brewery - it’s hard to do an alt - these guys have done a good job - just enough dry, toasty, almost nutty malt to keep things interesting - however, it is fairly aggressively hopped for the style, leaving a nice, crisp, floral bitterness on the palate - just a touch of caramelized sugar sweetness - the dry, toasty, nutty malt is just enough to showcase the crisp hop character - nicely balanced and very quaffable. Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 7, 2010
On tap at ACBF. Pours a dark gold with light foam. Initially tastes mild with a slightly aged quality. Aftertastes is hoppier than expected, slightly spicy hop flavors. cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2012 Tap @ brewery. Normal version. Cloudy, orangish brown appearance with an off white head. Earthy hoppy, toasty, mild caramel malty aroma. Caramel, toffee malty, earthy, grassy hoppy flavor with a slightly bitter, grassy finish. Pretty hoppy for an altbier but a nice, session ale nonetheless.
Fresh hopped version. Somewhat more assertive aroma- more grassy, slightly piney hops. Flavor is also a little more potent on the hop side unsurprisingly. A little more bitterness, fresh grassy, mildly piney hoppy flavor. Interesting take. bhensonb (15601) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 12, 2010
Tap at Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids & Solids. Pours dark amber with a foamy beige head. Light caramel aroma. Med body; mild carbonation. Dark caramel flavor with a fair amount of bitter. Tends toward astringent. Very nice beer. JaBier (8156) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2010
Sample at the brewery on 9/16/10. Pours a clear amber with a thin beige head. Malty nose with caramel, bread and noble hops. Malty and bready flavor with an earthy hop finish that has some spiciness to it, almost like rye bread.