ILoveNewBeer (113) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 6, 2009
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smokey malty to nose. Color of beer is similar to the tan of the label
Too much malt for my taste, not enough hops.
Purchased because I wanted the swing-top for my own brewing purposes.
gte620v (29) - Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2009
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
500ml bottle. dark brown poor. tastes like a lite beer. no hops, no sign of alcohol, little carbonation. not great.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Flip top bottle and served in my flip top stein: Deep golden hue with a small frothy head and okay lacing. The aroma has notes of grain, veggies, and a hint of pear esters, weak and one-note. The taste pretty much follows suit, pale bready and caramel sweet malts with a hint of fruity twang and honey around the edge, rather mundane and boring which is often the case with the genre to begin with. The palate is soft and chalky dry, not refreshing at all. Avoid this beer only because of the cost and find yourself a better lager from people like Great Lakes, New Glarus and the such.
Butters (4049) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at tronraner’s Xmas Eve^3 tasting courtesy of lithy. Clear amber pour with thin white head. Sweet and fruity malt aroma. The malty sweet flavor is balanced with a small amount hop bitterness. Kind of grainy.
hayduke (5032) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2009 From a 500 ml flip top bottle purchased on sale for $3.49 at BevMo this poured a copper colored hue with off-white head and good lacing. Nose of caramel malts and floral hops. Smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is malty and floral hops as well. Easy drinking beer.
Update 12/25/09: This was from a bottle called Monk’s Fest. Good as ever.
Palidor19 (3171) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
has some mildly redeeming qualities that make not terrible, but very from anything special. slightly malty, a tad astringent. not too much on the hop front. its OK to have once but not many times.
nick76 (4387) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is corn malt, cooked vegetables, wheat pasta, and grass. The appearance is amber with a small head. The flavor is like the aroma with a clean mild hop finish. The palate is thin. Overall its not bad and I will drink it but I wont buy it again.
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - JAN 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma of hay, hops, and a little bread. Golden body, large thick creamy white head. Flavor is toasty, some sweetness, spiciness, and a touch of bitterness in the finish. Very nice and drinkable.
DrnkMcDermott (3031) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half-Liter swingtop bottle. Nice malty smell upon opening, exactly what you’d want from this beer. In the glass, though, there’s just a touch of diacetyl. but also some banana esters. Nearly amber color, clear appearance, not much bubbles. But a hearty malty taste, bready and sweet, with overtones of banana and clove, as if their name implies a weizen yeast. Pretty nice.
drewbeerme (3919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
swing top bottle. pours light brown with whtie head. nose of banana, pear, and bready malts. flavors of banana, toasted malts. tasty.