tgncc (2611) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is toasted malt, sour wheat, grainy. The appearance is a brownish/blonde color, white head. The flavor is bad, lots of toasted malt, some light fruit. The finish is noble hop bitterness. Medium in body. Not good.
Chad9976 (1065) - Albany, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I poured a 12oz bottle into a dimpled mug.
Appearance: Pretty shade of dark copper/brick orange-red. Very hazy, but some carbonation visible. Forms a small, yellowish, soapy head that mostly fizzles away and leaves trace lacing.
Smell: Light perfumey flowers with sweet malty undertones. Slight confectionary notes of caramel, toffee and nuts.
Taste: This is a by-the-book amber ale. The flavors are akin to an Oktoberfest with the Midway flavors of candy apple, fried dough and roasted nuts - only with the intensity turned way down. Lightly bitter up front which gives way to sweet, confectionary notes of toffee and hints of red apple. The only problem the volume is set on low. Sure, there’s plenty of maltiness to carry the palate, but not enough hops to give it some bite. The complex, but mild palate is very drinker-friendly, though and Bear Naked Ale would make an ideal starter amber for the craft beer neophyte.
Mouthfeel: Lower end of medium-bodied, but not thin or watery per se. Seems a little tepid, but bitterness gives it some intensity on the tongue. Slight malty, sweet aftertaste.
Drinkability: Bear Naked Ale is one of those beers that’s easy to drink because it’s not a beast of a beer. The tenable palate and low ABV of approximately 5% makes it quite light even for the style. Good as drink on its own or with bar fare or a stew or gamey meat.
Overall, this is a pretty standard American amber ale - not bad at all, but not all that impressive.
deyholla (5844) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Poured a clear gold with a white head that dissipated slowly to the edges and laced slightly. Aroma had a light grassy hop note with a nice bread a hay that made the aroma. Flavor was very similar with a malty heart and just a bit of underlying grass in the finish.
williamherbert (1196) - Syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Buttery malt aroma. Earthy like autumn leaves. Very autumnal. Very slight butterscothc.
Thick, milky orange appearance. Slushy excuse for a head.
Leafy, buttery malts. Quite the earthy base. Some grassy hops that mesh well.
Buttery feel on the palate. It’s a solid, decent amber. Buttery and earthy.
beerbill (3252) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy golden amber with a thin-moderate linen white head that barely made it to the second sip and left very little lace. Mild aroma of malt along with a few notes of orange. The flavor is mostly malt with just a hint of caramel. Mild-moderate hops bitterness at the finish. Middle-of-the road.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 21, 2011
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle: Pours a clear orange with a thin white head, light grains in the aroma, buttery taste, something very wrong, abort, abort.
bhensonb (10184) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Half Time. Pours hazy amber with a slight white head. Aroma of tart light stone fruit. Med body. Flavor is malty with some light fruit. Much more malt than hop, but it doesn’t come out all that sweet.
micieli6000 (19) - New York, USA - FEB 21, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pretty weak. Does have a nice color, but lacks flavor and palate. Heard great things about this, but was let down
Sregnar35 (944) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not good. Stale flat maltiness with no hops. Aroma is almost nothing, flavor lingers like eating newspaper.
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jtclockwork (6903) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear caramel. White head. Nose/taste of caramel, bread, brown malt and light hops. Medium body.