ChainGangGuy (4720) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16.6 ounce bottle - $4.48 at Sherlock’s in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours out a near-clear, ambery body with a medium-sized, eggshell-toned head.
Smell: A nose of pale, toasty malts with a modest amount of sweet-scented caramel, zestful, downright peppery hops, a touch of yeast and a light, incorporated maple touch that blends in the background that you forget it’s a maple-based brew.
Taste: Pale malts, plus fairly it is toasty, even a bit biscuity with a slight, ample though not overdone caramel sweetness. Quick, fleeting hint of maple. Big pop of coarse-ground black pepper on the hops with a very light underlying citrusy nature to the hops. Peppery, modestly toasty, soft finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: A fitting fall ale.
jsnicholas (502) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (12oz $1.50): Amber with mostly white head. Light to medium body. Slight bitterness in the end at first. But the bite receded as the glass emptied. Did not taste the Maple
ClutchMasterson (64) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rich copper and amber clear with a half finger head. Aroma is a nice caramel and cereal with hints of maple and light vanilla. Taste is a rich malty bready flavor on the front with a light maple and toffee sweetness throughout and has a good balanced bitter finish that doesn’t linger too long. Nice medium body throughout. Overall this is a nice beer from Anchor which is a great addition to a fall line up with solid flavor and smoothness throughout.
KyotoLefty (8907) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Seijo Ishii. Nice hoppy nose--citrus and grass; a bit of caramel and maple syrup. Bright, glowing red, clear, with a high, fine head. Flavor is sweet caramel at first, somewhat soda-like fruitiness, then a lot of very earthy bitterness in the finish. Decent.
c_lee_burton (193) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The nose has a sweet maple scent. Pours a nice reddish - amber with a small khaki head. Tastes of bitter hops, caramel, and maple. Sharp on the palate at first, then a creaminess, and followed by smooth finish. Get some lingering hops on the back end.
gururyan (715) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not sure how or why, but yet another review lost. Having to go by memory, but I remember being underwhelmed and a bit disappointed. My numbers are right though because I jotted them down.
SudsMcDuff (7765) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Today I helped an old lady cross the street despite the fact that she didnt want to. Her yelling did not phase me. I am a hero. I am legend. I am not quite digging this beer. Mucky.
Temptation (257) - - SEP 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice looking, excellent aromas and a well balanced overall contribute to the main feature of this beer: it’s very easy to drink, but not a low class. Very good beber
jonno (2441) - JAPAN - SEP 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful, beautiful beer. A fiery red with tight rocky head. Big malt flavours and naturally quite sweet. I could do with a bit more balance in this and the flavour profile became a bit muddied as it warmed.
TheBeerGod (5912) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pretty coppery amber with a tall, dense foamy tan head. Nice caramel, toasted malt and earthy hops in the nose. Dark bread, toasted malt, caramel, earthy hops, light fruit and floral hops make up the flavor profile. Medium body but chewy with a dense, creamy and bubbly carbonation. Ends with more caramel, dark bread, light fruit, floral hops, earthy hops and toasted malt notes.