KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2006
Bottle. Pours a decent mahogany with a nice head and lacing. Smells of sour strawberries. Flavor is a patch of dirt and fruit intertwined amongst copper wiring. Thin palate. Very bitter and caramel-like flavor. Interesting. Not sure if I would want another, but I can’t say I would refuse one. Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2006
Swingtop. Aroma grassy and caramel. Poured an off brown with a thin cap. Flavor was good caramel and bitter hops. Palate was ok with a light astringency though. Overall I liked it and would consider this an easy choice to drink everyday.
GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2006
Bottle from Bello Vino in Ann Arbor. Slightly hazy burnt copper colour with a large off-white head that recedes fairly rapidly. Aroma - wow, really interesting. Definately some caramel and malt, some herbal/grassy notes, and a faint medicinal tinge. Flavour is quite robust, especially for a 4.5% beer - notes of wood, citrus, peat, smoke and a long, bitter finish. Didn’t kick my ass like their Doppel Sticke, but still a really solid and unique beer. xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2006
Pure, rocky/mountain malt, cake, shoe leather aroma. Near opaque sienna brown beer with bubble layer/rim. Grains and pure brewing, clean endless fields, robust caramel. Great flavor I’m having difficulty describ ing well. Robust palate, natural, decent malt finish. Nothing to knock you in the face about this beer, but everything is right about it, very sessionable, very nice and refined. HogTownHarry (7064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2006
really cool swing-top 330ml bottle. Slightly hazy amber-tinged gold, with a large fluffy lasting white head. Nice caramel malt, some yeast and a light hint of chocolate, some raisins, prunes and alcohol. Taste is similar, quite a bit grainier than I thought it would be, lightly roasty, tangy and nutty, long nutty/bitter aftertaste. Slightly thin body, nice and oily, very light carbonation - quite nice, would like a little more roast to it.
Beerdedone (3446) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2006
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours copper with an off-white head. Aroma of citrus, alcohol, and caramel. The flavor is bitter, citrus, and caramel. Ok beer. harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2006
A little more fruitiness than its predecessor. Still has alot of sweet maltiness, a little more roasty, with a huge amount of citrus fruits. I like this, a little more even tempered, with a great medium body and a nice lingering finish. stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2006
Bottle sampled with beerded_one. Pours dark copper with a decent sized off-white head. Bottle says 6%. Aroma of citrus, hops, alcohol, some roast, and caramel malts. The flavor is slight bitter hops, sweet, citrus, caramel, slight roast, and a tiny metallic finish. Good body, good brew. iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUL 31, 2006
11.2oz bottled on <!-- i -->25.11.<!-- /i --> (Nov. 25?). Weird bottles. Pours a cloudy amber with a large creamy off-white head. Aroma of some sour sweaty socks, toasty malts, caramel, some earthiness, grass. This is quite bitter--considering the mild flavor--and the taste offers the addition of cardboard and nuts as well. This beer isn’t terribly old, though alts must not stand up well to age. Doesn’t have the ABV for aging, so I suppose this isn’t the beer’s fault. maltdog (626) - New Mexico, USA - JUL 10, 2006
Pours murky rust color with yeast chunks. Smallish head is finely beaded and leaves behind Jackson Pollock scribbly lace. Austere nose of dark toast, minty-grassy hops, jellybeans? Very subdued malt, almost flavorless. Impressions of peanut shells, old barn boards, brittle leather. A thin vein of smoke throughout. Rich, creamy texture; chewy. Dry finish leads to a somewhat bitter aftertaste with suggestsions of pepper, charred wood, and dead leaves. Not bad, but definitely <!-- b -->not<!-- /b --> worth the money.