Tmoney99 (15114) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Bottle from Party Source.
Poured a clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium sweet malty aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture with flat carbonation. Moderate toasted sweet flavor with an medium sweet finish of moderate duration.
This beer went well with my spicy pizza. hopscotch (11409) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2006
Bottle... Clear, amber lager with orange highlights. The nose is of medium-dry, brown sherry, chocolate and caramel with just a whisper of maple syrup. The malty flavor echoes the aroma. Rich, but not annoyingly sweet. Full-bodied and creamy with lively carbonation. Finishes lightly sweet and grassy. Thanks go out to Matt and Kenny for providing the bottle! alexsdad06 (11222) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2009
12 oz bottle from Tmoney99. Pours a clear reddish amber with a small off white head. The aroma is sweet malt, caramel, slight earthy hops, and a slight off odor (metal?). The flavor is sweet caramel malt, light roast, light earthy hops,with some bready character. Very smooth with light carbonation. Not bad. DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2007
Bottle from Capone’s. Clear deep coppery/ruby edged pour with 2-finger khaki head. Aroma of caramel malt, toffee, apricot, honey, brown sugar. Medium palate with tastes of caramelly malt, brown sugar, apricotty fruit, honey. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
JoeMcPhee (10129) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2009
clear red, scant off white head, sweet malt aroma balanced by earthy hops, rich carmel malt flavor, nice yeasty biscuit character, touch of sweetness, light earthy hop bitterness, nice,
Score: ii+ to ii
Words: Blind Tasting
clear dark amber, wispy white head, sweet dark caramel aroma with light earthy hops, a bit thin, rich dark caramel flavor, a bit aged, only a touch of sweetness, too balanced for a bock - needs sweetness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Bottle. Amber pour with a thick white head. the nose shows light sweet malt. A little bit of caramel and toast. Well-lagered with a kiss of sweet toffee on the back. It’s swet but not cloying or treacly. A nice balance of fresh breadiness. It’s a pretty solid beer. FROTHINGSLOSH (8267) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2009
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured an orange-brown color with a huge dark tan head. The aroma was sour, nutty and fruity with touches of caramel. The flavor was tangy, malty, sour and nutty with a fruity undertone and hints of chocolate and sourdough bread. The finish was long, sour, tangy and fruity. Decent. CaptainCougar (7634) - 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. Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Bottled. Poured hazy medium amber with a short cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up sweet, toasted caramel and dark fruity notes paired with a little bit of odd cleanser.. sprinkles of earth if you dig deep. The flavor found more of the fruit with lesser caramel and some molasses at the core.. black peppery spices and dry earthy bitterness around.. spicy through the finish, and quite dry. Medium-bodied with pushy carbonation that impeded the flow at odd times.. OK feel beyond that. kramer (6975) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2006
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark copper with a minimal white head that disappeared quickly. Very sweet malty nose, albeit a little grainy, with a touch of alcohol. Flavor is sweet as well, a little thin and grainy, but fairly nicely done. Mouthfeel is thin and a little syrupy on the finish. Moderate carbonation level. It’s impossible to say how well they achieved their objective of re-creating this century old recipe, but the beer is enjoyable enough.