bhensonb (14745) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml swingtop. Opens with a pop! Pours copper with a 3 finger foamy beige head. Aroma of mild roast malt and nuts. Med body. Foamy carb. Flavor is nutty, roasted malt, and something a little like noble hop. It’s pretty balanced, and it drinks very pleasantly.
Drake (13259) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Half liter bottle from Trader Joe’s Glen Allen, VA. Pours a clear amber color with a large fizzy tan head. Decent head
retention. Aroma of toasted malts and stone fruits. The taste is caramel, toasted malts, stone fruits, candied citrus and a
bitter hop finish. Medium bodied. Interesting.
BVery (10051) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle - swingtop. Reddish amber pour with a small foamy head. Nasty stale nose. Dusty caramel malts, a bit sweet, and not much hop balance to the malty sweetness. Not very good at all.
marcus (9826) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Trader Joe’s Sacramento. Pours reddish copper witih a thick beige head and a sour fruity aroma. There is a thin caramel malt flavor with a slightly sour cherry taste. It’s tastes pretty good although it is a bit watery.
bb (8952) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Copper beer with a dark creamn colored head. Toasted malt and light citrus aroma. Malt and light mineral flavor with light citrus. Medium bodied. Mineral and malt lingers.
Ibrew2or3 (8458) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
50cl swing top bottle pours with a clear amber to gold body that supports . . . well, there’s really no head at all. The modest aroma has sweet malts, sweet red apples and sweet cherry notes. Hmm. The taste delivers, based on the nose I’m guessing sweetness, sweet malts as well as some caramel malts. To midway fruity esters surface and nearly take over with red apple and cherry notes. None of this is working too well for me.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured clear, coppery-orange with a creamy, sticky beige head. The aroma picked up a blend of redder fruits and detergenty notes with some caramel and nutty malt support. The flavor found tangy caramel and nutty notes at the core, with dried fruit skins and light clovey yeast around.. finished sweet, yet dry with fruits and light nutty notes. Light-medium bodied and tangy on the palate.. smooth, rolling carbonation felt good.. this was far from a great beer, but it was very drinkable.
obguthr (6099) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Somewhat rich caramel nose ringed with sweet cherries. Hazy copper, thin head. Malty cherry flavor that gains intensity. Thin body. Decent.
nuplastikk (6056) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml flip-top bottle. Glowing, filtered orange-amber. Creamy, frothy head off-white head. The aroma isn’t so impressive, a little bit of garbage action. Medium bodied, relatively doughy, fluffy mouthfeel. Sub-par overall, loses points for being another fraudulent Italian beer. Drinkable, but has some noticeable off-flavors, probably not one to sit on, despite the bottle claiming it’s good for another year. I’d never buy this again.
JK (6010) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Trader Joes. A decent amber ale in fancy packaging. Dry malt flavor, and very little aroma, some grain, but not much going on in that area. What this beer does have is palate, it is seems a heavier than others of the style.