downender (5624) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Corks of Cotham, Bristol. Attractive, reddish-amber in colour with a big, off-white head. Decent, citrus fruits, a touch of maple syrup sweetness, solid mlats and a gently bitter finish with a touch of hop. Good.
mr_h (2093) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle from Good Spirits Company, Glasgow - clear amber brown, lively creamy off-white head, sweet fruity, citrusy aroma, very poor lacing, very high carbonation, complex flavour with some fruit, citrus, hint of metallic, dry bitter hoppy finish
bierkoning (9563) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Red fruit, Tobacco and nutmeg in the aroma. Firm hopbitter flavor with red fruit and Tobacco. Soft spicy notes. Grassy hopbitter finish, Nice, tasty brew.
FlacoAlto (3676) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A vigorous pour into my teku glass produces a four finger thick, pale amber tinged, tan colored head. The beer is a concentrated red / amber color that shows clear, rich amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma has a fair amount of sweetness to it, but it has an herbal edge to it at times. This almost smells like a buttery caramel at times and is backed by some caramelized, toasted malt notes, as well as fruit like berry notes.
The beer tastes a bit like herbal maple in the finish, with a bit of a bitter bite. Somewhat sweet, and up front there is a berry like touch to this beer. Toasted grain notes, a bit of caramelized notes, and a dry maltiness that has a bit of whole grain spiciness towards the finish. The body is light enough to make this fairly quaffable.
Not bad, but seems to not really be quite my cup of tea.
RichTheVillan (1627) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; light copper pour with off white head, autumn leaf aroma, taste is sweet caramel with a hint of maple some nuttiness, also some background hop of pine and grapefruit, bitter finish.
IrishBoy (3686) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle given to me by Enniskillen. Nose is sweet caramel with a hint of citrus, floral, and maple. Clear amber with a bigger, heavy lacing beige head. Flavor is lightly sweet and white peppery with a small contrasting bitterness. Very good for an amber.
Bricktop86 (475) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear copper with a white head. Aroma is pine and citrus and slight maple syrup. Taste follows nose
viktorvee (454) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delicious beer, really liked it. A little sweet but plenty bitter and good chunky Amber profile. Lovely stuff.
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ GABF 2013. Pours a clear golden pale amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel and maple finish.
rumproasts (1842) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Deep amber with small head. Well-hopped amber style. Light maple sweetness, caramel malt. Hops are excellent.