bubbleflubber (2227) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2007
On tap at the Microfestivus ’07... Dark amber pour with a frothy eggshell head that reduces to a small cap; leaves soapy lace. Malt, silage and sour grains to the nose... maybe some light wet tobacco, reminiscent of a countryside. Malty introduction upfront, with slightly sour grains in the mid-palate. It finishes with a boldly bitter back that contains some esters. Lingering hops add body and complexity to a rounder/warmer, yet quaffable mouthfeel. Decent for the season it’s intended. radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2007
Deep mahogany almost copper in colour, very thin quickly dissipating beige head, no lacing. The aroma is of rich caramel, lightly alcohol, bready and some citrus hops. The flavour has a good amount of caramel sweetness, very bready, some yeast, dark fruits, moderate alcohol. Medium bitter mouthfeel, medium body, medium/high carbonation. Finishes bready, very malty, some light alcohol, lingering. A nice winter brew.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2007
355ml bottle obtained in a trade with <a
href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?U target=blank>JCB, thanks Jason.
No best before date.
Bottle courtesy of the_beer_god. Pours red with a thin white head but good lacing. Smells of cherries, citrus, biscuits and dough. Tastes of biscuits, rose hops and earthy hops. Finishes bittersweet with a thick, syruppy mouthfeel. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 25, 2007
(12oz bottle) Crystal clear copper body topped by creamy, medium tan head with nice lacing. Aroma is sweet, cherry, caramel, some alcohol. Taste is sweet, caramel/cookie, cherry, light alcohol that complements the big maltiness. Smooth, medium-full body. A bit sweet for my taste, but still pretty enjoyable. LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2006
12 oz bottle. Clear copper color with small brown head. Sweet malt aroma. With a sweet malty and with a hint of hoppy bitter after taste.
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2006
Medium orange brown, slight head lasted fairly well. Aroma was caramel and bread. Flavor was bready with a nice hint of hoppy floral notes on the finish. Really a nice little beer. Braudog (6717) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2006
Bottle. Poured a bright orange-red with a firm foam top. Slight sugary aroma. Sugary and sweet with an almost beefy aspect. This would go well with a gravied steak. Mega-malty. radagast83 (8072) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2006
Golden orange color, small head. Nutty and malty, a little roasty in there too, though that could have been from some other beer I had had earlier in the evening. Overall creamy, with a nice finish. weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2006
Thanks to hopdog for sharing this one...
Appears a transparent gold with a small white head that quickly fades out. Scattered lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of light caramel, pils malt graininess, mild nuts, and citrus notes.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas, along with a light creamyness that comes through in the gentle, sweet flavors.
Mouthfeel is smooth, medium bodied, decently carbonated, and citrusy. hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2006
12oz bottle acquired in trade with The_Beer_God (thanks!). Poured a deeper orange color with a small sized head. Aromas of nuts and all around malty. Tastes of light caramel and nuts.