Dogbrick (14344) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2010
Sample at the brewpub. Pours a dark amber-brown color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Top ring of lacing with strings underneath. Caramel malt in the nose with touches of fruit. Medium body with flavors of roasted malt, caramel, fruit and some hops. The finish is malty with a caramel aftertaste. Above average overall. BeerandBlues2 (14052) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Tap. Pours clear amber/brown with a medium, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, toast), light hops, and clean lager character. Flavor is heavy malt, light hop bitterness, and a clean character. Light body, low warmth, medium carbonation and a lightly sweet finish. deyholla (12590) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Poured a clear deep amber with a tan head that dissipated slowly to the edges. Aroma is full of sweet malts and bread with a bit of backing grassy hops. Flavor was similar but a bit thin. There was only a hint of grass and the sweet grains and bread notes were lighter as well. BVery (11461) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Tap at the brewpub. Rich amber pour with minimal head. Aroma of crackers and cookies. Maybe some toffee sweetness. Decent little hop backing behind those bready toasty malts. Well done. JoeMcPhee (10138) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2009
Deep copper pour. The nose is lightly crackery and caramelly with a little bit of malty sweetness. Toasty and chewy with a bit of medium crystal malt sweetness in spite of the beer being well-attenuated. There is a kiss of lightly spicy German hops and a light breadiness as well. Good balance, although it does tend to the sweeter side of things.
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Sampled at GABF. Amber pour with some white head. Aroma of toasty malt, raisin, caramel. Flavor is caramelly, maybe a bit sweet. Some bread. chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2011
It pours a redish color but it looked watery and clear with a light white head and minimal lacing.
It smelled hoppy with notes of wheat.
The taste was watery and bitter, it went down like water and not at all drinkable. Very bad effort. NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2009
Draft at Brewpub. Pours a coppery amber with a fading head. Nose is a bit fruity and distant roast type character. light caramel-cocoa comes through in the taste, along with a crisp dried fruit note. Clean and clear. Pretty decent and standard. PilsnerPeter (3049) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2009
Tap at the brewpub: Bronzeish copper with an off white fading ring of head. Malty aroma with a mild fruity presence with some caramelized malt and a touch of raisin. Crisp mouthfeel. Has a fairly clean and malty flavor. Mild caramel meshes with a lean raisin note and toasted pale malts toward the back. A decent interpretation of the style. hombrepalo (1972) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2011
16oz Pint at Piece. Copper in color with a thick white head. Slightly bitter and hoppy aroma with some malts underneath. Very dry and bitter at the start of the flavor with a smooth and slightly corny malt middle. Very dry and bitter on the aftertaste.