fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
nearly clear copper pour with a 1 finger, oily yellow cake head. Aroma is loaded with caramel and toffee, with some nice, pine, citrus and spicy hops and a little toast and biscuit. Flavor is again full of caramel and toffee, some nice toasty notes, light roast nuts, lots of sweet pine, some grapefruit and spicy hops coming in toward the finish along with some interesting berry- like fruity esters and a nice, lingering earthy, toasty grain note that really sells it as a proper autumn seasonal beer. Medium body, slightly syrupy entry, off dry finish, lingering dryness, medium, sharp and lively carbonation. Really pretty fantastic stuff very well put together, but maybe a bit too boozy and astringent.
vyvvy (5892) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oy pours bronze with an off white head. The aroma has rich toasty caramel malt, toffee, floral and soft citrus hops. It has a medium rich body with soft carbonation. The taste has spicy, floral and citrus hops and is balanced off by dry caramel and toffee malt with a bit of brightness. Solid.
PugUglyBrewer (192) - - OCT 22, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 22 oz bottle into a pint glass. Egg shell, off white colored head of creamy foam. The appearance is a slightly cloudy Amber/ brownish orange. The aroma isn’t as promising as lauded as on the bottle description. Nonetheless I pick up a light touch of sweet citrus and caramel malt. On the taste I get blood orange, caramel and toffee, and a pine dry finish.
dfinney23 (2938) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Easy Tiger. Blood red? More like deep amber. Malty with a hoppy bitter kick.
bergstaden (2458) - Røros, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with off white head - Malt and some hops in the aroma - Malt body to support hop that is fruity and herbal and gives some bitterness - The malt and herbal bitterness goes into the finish - This was good
Beaver (1670) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Pours deep ruby red amber with a big fluffy light tan head that retains well and leaves some lacing.
The aroma is sweet nutty caramel malts with fruity piney hops.
The flavor is sweet nutty caramel malt with a lot of fruit and a piney resiny hop finish with a little alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation.
Overall, a nice hoppy red.
chadski (77) - California, USA - OCT 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark and rich in color. Hoppy aroma balanced with caramel sweetness. Complex, nutty flavors. Am a fan of Ale Smith's seasonal efforts
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Imaena (2231) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - OCT 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. This is a big bad brew with lots of depth and carmel malt sweetness. One of the best amber ales around.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6846) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled on draft at 3R6P this beer poured a brown color with a medium sized foamy beige head that left good lacing. The aroma was somewhat bitter with a fairly harsh fruity hop note and a bit of earthiness. The flavor was bitter with harsh fruity hops, crystal malt, semi sweet dark fruit and a bit of earthiness. Medium length finish. Medium body. Meh.
wombat23 (766) - Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared 22 oz. bottle. Clear dark amber with a beige head. Aroma of citrus, tropical fruit and caramel. Taste is citrus, tropical fruit, bread, pine and caramel. Long bitter finish.
darbeer75 (561) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: hoppy and fruity, much more like an IPA; Appearance: clear, dark amber with frothy off white head; Taste: interesting combination of the hops and caramel maltiness; good but doesn’t quite work together; Palate: medium body with long, sweet-bitter finish; Overall: not my favorite Alesmith but still pretty good.