RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A full bodied fest beer, amber colored, very smooth, Original Gravity: 13.5, made from a variety of roasted malts, 2-row pilsner malt and imported Hallertau hops. One of Michael Jackson’s 24 favorite American beers.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 21, 2007
Pours a copper color with a slight off white head. Aroma is malty, and diacetyl. Flavor is malty and diacetyl.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2007
Bottle. Clear orange color with a smallish head. Aroma of caramel and lighter malts. A little skunk. Taste has some toffee as well as some bitterness. Light to medium body. Sweet malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2007
12oz. Bottle: Aroma is medium bitter. Smells skunky, as well as of Pils malts. Smells like a Pils. Poured dark amber in color with a small, off-white head that diminished quickly. Small lacing. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and bitter. Tastes very malty, as well as of caramel and hops. Light to medium body. Watery texture. Average carbonation. Long, sweet, malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - APR 6, 2007
Bottle courtesy of cheapdark. Pours copper with a thin white ring of bubbles. Smell is nutty with some orangy undertones and doughy yeast. Taste is of pepper, oranges and nutty malt with some sweet rosey hints. Mouthfeel is slightly metallic with a semi-sweet finish. Very sessionable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beachbum25 (1086) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2007
On tap-Arena’s-Rehoboth. Poured a ruby red color w/a moderate tan head. Roasted nut aroma. Roasted malt flavor w/traces of caramel, & toffee. Had a little bit of a spicy flavor and a bit of a bitter finish to balance it out. Solid, not spectacular. Definate sesson brew, but the place was offering $2 Yuenglings so I switched over to them & really enjoyed them more!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LinusStick (3299) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2007
Not too much going on in this beer.Pour was a dark red/light brown with a 1 finger head that didn’t stick around too long. Aroma was of malt and banana with that wheat smell we all know. The taste was very thin and watery...had some malt and a tad of hops in the front and some caramel in the aftertaste. I’d like to try some more of this style and compare..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 20, 2007
On tap. Hazy darkish red caramel, ample off white head. Aroma is banana, nutmeg, clove, wheat. Flavor is Wheat, nutmeg, clove, slight fruit sourness, slightly nutty and slightly bitter.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
cheap (5541) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2007
On tap at the Bocktown Beer Pub in the robinson twp shopping complex. Pours a little darker than you typical pale yellow beer, perhaps a little cream soda like. Yes just like many marzens. Has a 1" alabaster head that hangs. A just plain beery aroma with hints of sourness. Initial tastes of fruityness, cherries and perhaps some oranges. But I must say this is not overpowering, it just lingers in the background. This brew is well behaved with very little, if any, bitterness. This stuff is easy to enjoy. A very interesting beer that is different in a way that is complex and hard to describe. It really has an aged leathery gentleman like personality like nothing I’ve ever tasted. Finish is mild, enjoyable and repeatable.A nice session beer. The makers of ’fruit beers’ should take some hints from this brew. It has fruit qualites that actually tastes like its brewed in and not added in later. Nice quality flavors. In retrospect there is a mild mild bitterness on the last gulp that does reveal a hop or malt presence.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4387) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2006
The aroma is faint with grassy hops, mustard?, and caramel malt. The appearance is amber with lots of small particles floating about. The head is foamy and large. The flavor is not bad. It’s simple but decent enough with a slightly spicy and nutty character but very malty. The palate is thin and well carbonated. The aftertaste is bitter. A decent beer but there are problems.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2006
12 bottle traded w/ Schwarzbock: Lasting cream colored head on an orangey/amber body. Toasted malt aroma with green apples both strong, but toasty wins out as it warms. Light floral hop and hints of caramel; no fruitiness. Flavor is toasted malt up front w/a hint of roasted flavor & a bit on the bitter side...Actually very much so. Also a bit grainy and harsh w/ a bitter dry finish. Aftertaste is grainy & toasted malt. Dry/astringent m/f, lighter medium body, medium carbonation. A bit too harshly bitter for my palate. Seems to be a decent enough beer, but the high level of bitterness takes away from my enjoyment a little bit.

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