Sarlacc83 (2290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2014
A: Pale gold with a thin white head.
N: Crackers, biscuit, pine, honey, grist.
T: Hugely bitter. Sharp alcohol.
M: Oily, medium body. Alcohol burn.
O: Wish they didn’t over hop this. Feels like an overcompensation. jgb9348 (6482) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Rich hazy orange and light copper coloured body with a thinnish off-white head. Aroma of curacao, honey, golden raisins, a lot of malt and even more alcohol noticeable with a faint medicinal and metal smell as well. Full-bodied; Super rich malty and syrupy flavour of hops, alcohol and honey and a very viscous mouthful with golden raisins and a light toffee coming through. Aftertaste shows some nice depth with the alcohol and the honey sweetness the strongest, but some light hops and a faint herbal note are also around. Overall, about what I’d expect from the beer, but shown in a slightly different direction - more honey and golden raisin flavour than I’d expect and a lot more viscous as well, but a solid beer and one that can be sipped and enjoyed for sure. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Made in Portland in Portland (PDX Airport, Terminal D), Oregon on 27-September-2013 for US$6.95 sampled at home in Washington on 01-June-2014. bhensonb (15758) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Waxed bomber from Made in Oregon. Pours rather amber with a yellowish beige head. Aroma is malty with some possibly noble hop. Med + body. Flavor is fruity/citrus - perhaps even a bit tropical. Malt seems a bit toffee. Not sure it’s very pils, but it’s actually quite tasty. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle: Golden hued caramel, moderate haze, thin frothy white head, decent lacing. Strong and sweet grassiness, a bit doughy, some straw hay on the nose. Almost a strong sweet overly done honey as well. Similar tongue, very strong straw/hay/grass. A little warming too. A little tough to stomach on big gulps. Moderate to full body and mouthfeel. Big grassy finish. Not as smooth as I would have liked, nor as sweet. Seems a bit dry. Overall decent. ACHops (1641) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2013
22 oz bottle poured into a rocks glass. Pours dark caramel with medium creamy off white head. Aroma is sweet dark roasty light malt with peaty undertones, no hops noted. Taste is sweet doppelbock malt and punchy dry bitter earthy hops at the end. Kinda unpleasant finish between the sweetness up front and the dry finish, leaving a weird taste behind. Beautiful bottle with nice wax cap, but I agree with a previous reviewer that it’s a bit out of place on this beer.
3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Wax-coated capped bottle. I guess we’re at a point where we need wax coatings on our heller bocks. Because that’s what this is. It’s orange, it’s full of caramel and sweet butter green apples and brown sugar and wet oak. If you brew a strong pale lager, and it’s not all pilsner malt, then what you’re doing is making a helles bock. Whether or not you make a good bock is up to you. I’m just here to judge. This is a browned apple stew and caramel malt and alcohol beer. Not a lot of aroma hops involved. Sweet, crisp and cutting like unripe fruit. Clover honey and apples green and red, bitter leafy vegetables, sweet caramel chews. Yeasty, doughy, muddled flavor with a rich and chewy ale-like body. Syzzer (736) - Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Had this via Tap at Seven Bride’s Brewery/restaurant. It is a good beer with light crisp summer brew with additional sweet and slight hop character. BK7 (805) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Bomber. Crisp and fresh at the start. Thick and honey sweet in the middle. Finish is a bit muddled. Light bitterness throughout. cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle served in a flare pilsner glass. Looks honey thick, clear dark orange with a medium-sized white head. Good retention. Hearty malt nose and flavor with light earth and the essence of pilsner hopping. Full body, thick texture, and a medium bitter-sweet finish. Very nice. Squizzle (305) - Ashland, Oregon, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Aroma is good. Appearance is normal. I had it from a tap and tasted it first but when I got it I pined for the beer I had before it. This beer is kind of dry. It still has an obvious craft beer style but it doesn’t float my boat.