thegreenrooster (4406) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 2, 2007
Pour is a copper with a tan head. Aroma is toasted malts and some biscut. flavor is a little weaker as it is very watery. Some caramel malts and then some roasted nuts. An ok rep of the style but gets extra points for being 92 cents a bottle out of my Trader Joe’s mix a six. ABUSEDGOAT (2761) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2007
Amber with a moderate head, decent lacing and retention. Aroma is caramel, toast, hint of grassy hops. Medium to light bodied and enjoyable but simple. Duster72 (117) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2007
Pours a clear red amber with a one finger head and little retention or lacing. Aroma is all malts, mostly sweet and no hops. Taste is mostly mildly sweet malts, not too sweet but a nice balance for drinking with food. Mouthfeel is pretty good although it’s a little clingy. Very drinkable and could be sessioned. Excellent beer for less than $1. awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2007
From a 12oz Bottle. Pours a filtered, transparent, coppery amber color with a tall head of sustaining ivory, soapy head. Aroma of lightly toasted almonds and some slightly skunky grassy hops. A bit of a soapy character as well. A hint of subtle caramelization, but dry. Light bodied, lightly carbonated mouthfeel. Mouthfeel is on the thin side as far as carbonation is concerned, but the flavors are much more impressive than the aroma. Some nice caramel malt characters present themselves quietly to the palate, along with a soothing toasted pine nuttiness. Nice and dry and refreshing with a hint of grassy hops left lingering on the palate in the final smack with some faint peanut skins. Hop character is subtle, but more pleasant than in the aroma. SSSteve (4006) - - APR 1, 2007
amber colored with a medium sized off-white head. malty, lightly nutty aroma with a hint of caramel. a nice toasted malt and caramel flavor. fairly standard but not bad.
DocLock (10706) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2007
Thanks to shp555 for this as part of Mystery Swap 2.0. Pours clear medium copper with aroma of caramel malt, some hopcitrus, and some brown sugary toffee. Tastes caramel malty, with mid-palate hops, and some finishing toffee. ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2007
Bottle. Sweet and malty aroma. Hint of alcohol. Reddish amber color. Avg. sized off-white head. Slow carbonation. Drier in taste than in the aroma. True to style. Well made, but doesn’t excite the senses. Bartzilla (622) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 7, 2007
What can I say? In a moment of thirst and weakness I drank not one, but TWO of these at Julie’s condo before I got to work on preparing a marinated pork tenderloin in the Showtime Rotisserie grill by the mad genius, Ron Popiel. Crisp, light and something that would lead to one monster of a hangover if I stuck to it all night. Tasty, just not my cup of melted butter. Hangover (1136) - oxford, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2007
Copper pour with a somewhat large white head. Nutty and malty aroma with a bit of yeast. Heavily carbonated. Light taste with some caramel and more malt. Finish is slightly bitter with grassy hops. About what I expected. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2007
Pours a transparent copper amber with a thin coating of wispy white head. Sweet authentic toasty Vienna malty aroma has some German lager yeast character. Starts with a mild light caramel sweetness along with some slightly earthy noble hops and a drier crisp finish. Fairly true to style, but rather boring.