Odeed (1803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 28, 2006
amber body with not much head.sweet malt aroma and color.not bad but nothin’ special. stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2006
On draft at Just Sports. Pours deep copper with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma of caramel, bready, and citrus. Flavor is caramel., malty, citrus, sweet, with a slight hoppiness present. Decent brew. Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2006
Pours wtih a clear amber body topped by a thin to medium thick head with some lacing. It’s slightly sweet and malty with a slight caramel note and a grassy hop note, as well as, some grain. The flavor gets better as the beer warms. Medium bodied, smooth and slightly warming. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2006
Pours a transparent bright copper with a nicely-lacing frothy tan head. Aroma of earthy, grainy Munich malt and a decently authentic noble hoppy balance and a hint of orange citrus. Body starts with a nicely sweet, lightly toasted maltiness combined with a good bready lager yeasty profile and pleasant noble hoppy bitterness. Full-bodied, yet drinkable, authentic and enjoyable. walleye (1099) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2006
thank goes to LeopoldStoch for this bottle. poured a meduim dark amber, with a small ring of off white foam.. aroma, got a strange sourness, than some brown sugar and malt and a whiff of alcohol. flavor, didn’t get any of the sourness, sweet maltness, honey. a little on the thin side but it was easy to drink not to bad.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 25, 2006
Bottle courtesy of doclock. Pours amber/red with a rich off white head. Smells sugary with some oranges, lemons, dough and pepper. Tastes roasty and nutty with a nice malt character complimenting the hoppy peppery finish. Mouthfeel is thick and chocolatey on this one. porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - MAY 23, 2006
(Bottle via trade with <!-- A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=2 target=blank -->kramer17801<!-- /A -->, thanks Jason!) This pours a clear dark reddish burnt orange, somewhat fizzy. Thin off white head recedes to a film. Very little lacing. Sweet aroma of malt, I suppose, possible hint of cherry. Mouthfeel fairly light, definitely dry, esp. in finish. Flavor is lacking in this - nothing objectionable, just really no flavor - very, very weak maltiness is about all I could find. beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 11, 2006
This bock pours a deep color from a 12oz bottle. Medium to small sized white foamy head. Aroma is bready and sweet, touch of caramel. A medium bodied bock. Malts are beady and sweet, lots of cookie flavors. Slightly sweet tasting with a nice caramel malt backbone. Hops are earthy and slightly floral. It’s a touch harsh tasting and perhaps a little thin, but very drinkable. Mouthfeel is slightly thin. Finish is crisp and dry. Aftertaste is bready and slightly sweet. FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 11, 2006
12oz. bottle. Light brown-orange with a thin film of off-white head. Mild caramelly malt aroma with hints of herbal hoppiness. Buttery caramel and slightly spicy herbal hop flavors. Residual malty sweetness, some astringency as the sweetness fades. Mouthfeel is medium light, almost sticky. fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAY 10, 2006
12 oz bottle via trade. thanks to kramer17801. Aromas were a little weak, maybe some sweetness and a lot of non descript maltiness. But the flavor really picked up. Caramel, still sweet. Slitghtly bitter of the finish, but the hops really take a backseat to the malt on this one. Pretty good though.