tombyars (1579) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted this in New York on the 19th September 2015. Pours clear amber in colour with a white head. Thin mouthfeel and decent lacing. Short malt present in the light aroma. Robust malty backbone with hints of caramel malt. Short bitter aftertaste. Malt in the finish. Nothing special.
Cousin_Larry (873) - - OCT 11, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Had a sample on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. Not so great.
Abita Amber is a Munich style lager brewed with crystal malt and Perle hops. It has a smooth, malty, slightly caramel flavor and a rich amber color. ABV at some point from 5% to 4.5%.
ADfan (826) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the bottle the beer pours a caramel color with a nice head. Aroma of nuts, toasted malt and caramel. Taste has some caramel, bread and a mild sweetness to it. Very average beer.
highlandlad (1464) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well-made Munich lager out of Louisiana. Not especially exciting, but Iím surprised it rates as low for the style when itís so clean and well executed. Nice-looking - colour as advertised, good head retention. Mild, mildly underwhelming aroma of sweet malts. Very clean both in aroma and on the tongue. Low bitterness. Hay, faint caramel, vanilla, bread. Lovely creamy carbonation. Can imagine sinking a few of these on a steamy day on the bayou. (355ml bottle from Carrington Cellars, Leura)
bnokk (447) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 28, 2015
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
FLAVOR- very modest flavors. Good for a crazy hot summer day. About it.
ContemplateBeer (1973) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle from Liquor Barn (Middletown Commons). Aroma: Lean caramel, brown sugar, light bready spice. Appearance: Pours a rich copper with average carbonation holding up a foamy bone head; the head settles into a patchy skin. Flavor: Malts up front are subtle; a little caramelized bready malt sweetness comes in midway through; the finish has a notable spicy hop character. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, average carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Like Abita Bock, itís a sort of poor manís take on the style, but itís also somewhat charming as a result. Would drink again if offered.
nihtila (2753) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours deep amber. Nose is malty with nuts, toffee. Taste is toffee, nuts, malts, light fruits and citrus. Decent.
AshtonMcCobb (5049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Appellation Wines.
Appearance - amber with a nice lacy head.
Nose - toffee, light fudge even, but with a fresh fruitiness too.
Taste - light toffee with a citrus tang on the finish.
Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish.
Overall - does the job.
allmyvinyl (9255) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle from Appellation Wines, Dalry. Pours clear amber with a short-lived white head. Aromas of toffee and nuts. Taste is more of the same. Clean finish. Not that exciting but well executed.
Bacterial (2778) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Caramel amber pour with a slight white head. Airport bar, so it was a fucking frozen glass, which might be a good thing. Malty nose. A bit of cracker, malty, a tiny bit of earthy hops hidden in there. Tastes like it may have been cold filtered.