hotstuff (5257) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Rated on 9-28-2010. This bottled beer pours a huge very fizzy beige head with a short retention, hazy amber body, suspended carbonation, and no lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, earthy, grassy, and herbal hops. The taste is earthy, grassy, caramel malt, and lightly bitter. The palate is tingly and this beer is medium bodied. This is a beer that I will not drink again as it lacks character, no WOW factor and the flavor was very bland. stevoj (5567) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Another decent looking beer, but a bit of a let down after that. Aroma is flat, not much smell, but not funky either. Taste is malt with a bit of tang on the tail end (hops?). Slightly sweet and dry finish. berniecarbo (148) - Holliston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Poured light amber with white head. Minimal hops, light to medium body, smooth malt taste. Drinkable beer crossovert (13869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2013
12 oz. Dark brownish amber pour wih a tan head. Smell is traditional. Dominated by English yeast. HAs dark fruits, some mustiness, dustiness, slightly tart aroma. Malt and hops are mild and add a backing to the yeast. Th flavor tart and fruity, lots of berries, medium to low bitterness, yest is there but milder. Not bad, but perhaps a bit sweet and tangy. ccex (1365) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2012
12 oz bottle pours a hazt brown with a fair off-white head and some lacing - looks liked iced tea. Aroma is full of wood, test, vegetables and hops -kind of weird, but not bad. Has a woody.nutty taste with a slightly bitter finish. Body is thin to medium. My rating would be higher if I took into account the bargain price of this one: about half of what others on the same shelf cost. The best $4.99 6-pack I’ve enjoyed in years.
Patrickctenchi (6731) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Pours cloudy tea-brown with an equally ice tea-like bit of foam on top.
Scent is caramel, toffee, malt....bread.
Taste is a slight bitter wood, caramel.....nutty
More like a brown ale.
Pretty tasty. jgb9348 (6475) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Hazy, deep amber and brown coloured body with a thick, rich, dense, long-lasting tan head. Aroma of soap, caramel, apricots, pears, apples, toffee, light hops and a bit of malt. Medium-bodied; Assertive pear, apple and fruity flavours with a hint of caramel, toffee and a bit of earthiness on the back end. Aftertaste shows some sweetness, a lot of earthy and bready malts with a little hit of low alpha acid hops with a faint bit of soap at the very end. Overall, an okay english pale with more emphasis on the complexity than the hops or malt, but the flavours match up fairly well, just the complexity in this seems to be a deterrent from a typical beer of this style. I sampled this 12 ounce bottle purchased from Oliver’s Beverage in Albany, New York on 18-November-2011 for US$2.15 sampled at home in Washington on 27-November-2011. annunz123 (967) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Nice aroma of yeast, bread, wood, and a little caramel. Unfortunately, after a promising start the taste disappoints. Weak, watery, somewhat vegetal flavor. Probably OK with food, but doesn’t really stand out on its own. Headbanger (4021) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2011
12oz bottle 8/9/11 (Binny’s Naperville Singles Rack)-46° in English Pint-Pours a murky amber with a huge fizzy tan head that gushed everywhere. Aroma of malt, caramel, toffee, and light hops. Taste of the same. This medium bodied brew must be old as it is super carbonated. Still not bad. May be infected. danielyabu (1708) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - JUL 10, 2011
frothy white small head. clear orangeish-brown body. MD. aroma: wood, caramel, moderate malty, date. if and ff: moderate sweet light bitter; lng duration. palate: medium body, watery texture, medium carbonation, metallic finish. sabor caramelizado demais, fugindo ao estilo. gosto de damasco diferencial. 35s