thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2010
( 16.9oz fliptop bottle thanks to bu11zeye) Pours pale yellow with no head but great lacing. Nose of sweet grain, corn, biscuit and alcohol. Taste of sweet syrupy malt, although light/watery. Creamy carbonated finish that has some off flavors here. pivnizub (10769) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2009
Bügelverschlußflasche: Golden, a bit unclear with a small, but stable white head; moderate grainy-almondy nose with some grassy hops in the background; sweetish-bitter flavour with a light acidity, light to medium bodied; sweetish-grainy, slightly sourish finish with a faint grassy hoppiness in the aftertaste. Drinkable, no wow........ drpimento (3736) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Seems to be a seasonal that doesn’t seem to be seasonal or very special. Poured with a small off white head and no lace. Color is a hazy medium amber. Aroma is beery, and malty sweet. Flavor is the same with a little hop thrown in. Body is decent with good carbonation and the mouth is about the best thing here. Well, that and that it could be a session in the right situation. Ok, clean finish. kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a rich cramy off-white head that leaves swathes of creamy lacing. Aroma is sweet, fruity with hints of peppery spice and fruit bread. Flavor is spicy, rich with the same peppery notes as in the aroma. Very full bodied.
DrnkMcDermott (3130) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2009
Half-liter Grölsch bottle, $2.99 at Binny’s. Swingtop bottle opens with a nice pop, then kicks up a big head of foam poured down a straight lager glass. Nice sweet malty smell that I’d usually expect to find in an English strong ale, as the foam settles to a nice pillow. Beer is hazy, and shows a lot of bubbles clinging to the side of the glass. English ale sweetness is apparent in the first sip. But you do notice the low carbonation level and a certain bread dough flavor from the yeast that wasn’t filtered in the bottle. There is yeast sediment in the bottle, and as I poured further down, my beer got darker and hazier. This is not a style we run across very often, and it can still take some getting used to. It is somewhat warming after a while, being as it is higher in alcohol for a German non-bock lager. I can see why they would offer this as a holiday seasonal.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured light gold with a white head. aroma was honey, fruity, and cinnamon. flavor was citrus and slight honey. light body with medium carbonation. travita (5006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The smell is sweet, fruits, ok, and tropical fruits. The look is clear, yellow color, and an ok white head. The taste is grass, wheat, fruits, and grains. mar (5436) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Golden with a white head. Nose is apple, bread, malts and vanilla. Thin on the palate with a bready malt flavor that is rather bland. PorterPounder (8231) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Honolulu, Hi. - Whole Foods - 500 ml flip top bottle. Murky, dark orange appearance with a frothy white head. Sweet aroma of dates and plums. Flavor has some prunes, chocolate, raisins but turns a bit boozy in the finish. Thick moouthfeel, rib-sticking good. Cavie (4775) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Bottle courtesy of bu11zeye. Clear rich gold. Bready nose, that is sweet and leafy. Taste is a thick sweet, like a loaf of sweetbread just taken from the oven. Dry finish that lingers bitter. Not bad.