shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 21, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a copper color with a slight off white head. Aroma is malty, and diacetyl. Flavor is malty and diacetyl.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - APR 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
beachbum25 (1086) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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!
LinusStick (3299) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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..
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
cheap (5541) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2007
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
nick76 (4387) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.