bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2006
A very thick, sweet sipping beer....and not really in a good way. I reminded me of bitter, sryup. Way to sweet finish - it’s just not a style I prefer, I guess Anglofile (138) - Piti, GUAM - OCT 8, 2006
I love the labeling, like the sweet hoppy taste, and enjoy this beer altogether. bigcat03 (340) - Columbus, Nebraska, USA - OCT 6, 2006
500ml bottle from Hy-Vee Liquors St. Joe poured into english pint - Pours dark red brown with a 2 finger beige head; Sweet malt, a hint of alcohol and a little yeast to the nose; Reminds me of a belgian strong in a weird way; A lightly bitter, malty initial taste, which is to be expected to an extent; Not a lot of hops and just the right amount of carbonation; Stale bread backtaste that doesn’t do too much for me; Overall, I’ve had better, but this is pretty decent for the style as far as I can tell. Goes down fairly smooth and doesn’t offend. Definitely improves as it warms. savitska (163) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2006
A really satisfying, interesting brew.
I got it in the 16.9 oz/500 ml bottle like the one pictured in the profile.
It had the hard water/metallic aftertaste of a Bass, but with a darker color and a sweeter, less hoppy body.
This would make an excellent session beer as the taste improved as the bottle got closer to room temperature.
Pleasant without being cloying. daniel0017 (457) - Yukon, CANADA - OCT 1, 2006
Delicious, heavy malty flavor with thick rich head. Made an instant good impression. Went down smooth with less aftertaste than I was expecting due to other’s reviews. Closely resembles the sweet quality found in some porter, yet clearly not a porter. Very good beer!
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2006
Poured a mid brown color. Fruity aroma and yeasty, some what skunkish. The brew seemed a bit sweet for my taste but it wasn’t a horrible brew. LagerLove (65) - Clinton, Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2006
A very delicious bitter with a lovely creamy head and full flavored body, easy to drink, excellent with a hearty meat and potatos dinner. PilsnerPeter (3049) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2006
Pours an amber with small tan head. Aroma is generic, almost more like a German lager (sweet maltyness). This beer has a decent flavor, but it seems watered down. Nice maltyness, almost chocolatey or toffeeish with a late nuttyness, and a balancing light hoppyness. It has something good, but it doesn’t have enough of it. Too thin. VTHopHead (1513) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2007 500 ml Bottle - 11/10/07 Update - This time not so skunky. Very low carbonation. Aroma is of roasted malts with some spicy hops. Flavor is also roasty with a mild bitterness from the spicy hops. Much better this time. Original Rating - Poured a dark brown in color with a thin whit head. Very skunky!! Some maltiness in the flavor, but not good at all! Disappointing!!!!! JFURYCAT (1078) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2006
The smell has a salty malty aroma to it. It has this somewhat dry malty flavor with an herby clover undertone to it which appears when it goes down the throat. There is a somewhat metallic cover to this beer but it lacks the sweetness one can get from a brew like Speckled Hen which seems to be of the same style. The grassiness seems to bring this one down a bit.