superspak (3070) - Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 10/21/2014. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, light nuttiness, raisin, plum, apple, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and light earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, light nuttiness, raisin, plum, apple, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, light nuttiness, raisin, plum, apple, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and light earthy hop flavors; with great robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice altbier style. All around good balance and robustness of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
WillRunForBeer (1088) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster at Aces and Ales. Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma has a mild fuityness. A malty beer with a bit of bright citrus and mild earth.
dklein7 (3) - - AUG 10, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
A great steady beer right from the bottle. Find it anywhere. Always good. Dont know if it’s really from Alaska, but hey did a good job on this malty amber.
Onslow (1233) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Clear brown brew with tan head. Aroma of caramel and mild hps. Taste is sweet caramel, light toast, low hop profile; a sour grassy taste from mid swallow on. Ends sweet. Average palate. Reminds me of other alts and old ales and it is a style that offers little room for flare. An OK brew.
umich03jm (2403) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at The Oak. Amber-copper pour with a small head that fades to almost nothing. Aroma is pretty faint with just some caramel and a light fruitiness. Tastes rather bland. Sweet malt, some caramel, light flowers and a hint of fruit. Average amber.
ScipioA (359) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fine yellowish amber appearance, aromas of some sort of sweet and yeasty pastry. In the mouth this is super fruity and sweet, the hops just sort of add an unwelcome bitter aftertaste. Flavors are tutti frutti and honey, all together somewhat cloying.
milewide (1653) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bland and sweet. No hop bitterness in either aroma or taste. Total let down after loving their smoked porter.
lukedarock (233) - Howell, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a whole lot goin on with this mellow amber, easy goin and would enjoy a 6 pack but nothing outstanding here
MarkoNm (1025) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - AUG 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear amber color, topped with average light tan colored head.
A pleasant malty aroma, some caramel also present.
The taste is slightly sweet, decent caramel and biscuity feel to it. Little bitterness in the end.
sjacklyn (13) - Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I really did this amber, very smooth, on tap at slide bar downtown Palo alto. I must admit I may have ruined my taste buds on the three alarm sliders