Jamesthebrit (416) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I remember this being the first craft beer that I absolutely did not like. Let’s see if the years have changed that:
A: Some off dull stale note in the aroma. Like old hops or something. Malty like a macro..
A: Looks good enough. Nice red orange color. Head is minimal.
T: Super malty which is good but a strange dull bitterness throughout. Finish is off having that stale dull bitter note.
P: Light on palate. Finish is dull.
Overall not as bad as I remember but still not good. That stale hop bitterness cuts through in every aspect which takes away from the maltiness.
kenter2000 (65) - , Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2016
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Don’t know why I tried so hard to get into Amber Ales this month. They’re still not my thing. Too malty, too sweet. The aroma of this beer is pretty darn good but besides that I am finding it just alright. I am certain if I were 22, and not 28, I would think this beer is amazing. But things change. It’s not easy to adapt, I know. You may think you liked things the way they were, you may beg for those things to come back, but that’s not what will happen. Wait, I know now why I bought all these amber ales. My dad likes them and I tend to like the things he likes. Maybe when I am his age my taste buds will crave amber ales? Until then I say let this anchor sink to the bottom.
ALIBALI (677) - Kiel, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Der Duft klar untergärig, würzig und ein bisschen seifig. Der Trunk malzig, blumig und mit einem Schuss Fruchtigkeit im Abspann ausgestattet. Nett to drink. 355ml/2,80€ Bottle im DOLORES Berlin.
Blastomorpha (73) - - SEP 23, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A great example of the "everyday" beer I’d like to easily find in local supermarkets or on tap at the gigs. Doesn’t offer much in the aroma but its mild bitterness makes it so drinkable.
Grisza77 (556) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 20, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ciemnozłote, klarowne piwo o średniej pianie, która zdobi szkło i utrzymuje się do końca w formie mgiełki na powierzchni. Aromat słodowy, jakby nawet lekko waniliowy. W smaku także słodowe z lekką wanilią. Goryczka średnia. Ogólnie udane piwo z posmakiem wanilii, ale po takiej legendzie spodziewałem się trochę więcej.
Maracuja05 (504) - Mainz, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
13-09-16 // bottle. Almost clear orange copper colour. Quite hoppy in the nose. Light body, medium carbonation. Taste is light hoppy, grass and flower aroma.
ulrikolsen (338) - DENMARK - SEP 15, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap@Kompasset. Pours clear amber with lazing offwhite head. Aroma is malty with bread and biscuit and some fruityness and grassy hops. Taste is malty with breadcrust and biscuit, some fruityness and grassy hoppiness. Finish is quite dry and moderately bitter and has a malty touch.
herrklemann (89) - AUSTRIA - SEP 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep, clear copper with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel, light banana and butterscotch, toasty, resin, a hue of honey and dried dates. Taste is very straight forward - starts out with medium sweetness and turns into a nice light-to-medium bitter kick. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel, lively soft carbonation, nice bittersweet finish.
There’s not much left to say. This is a classic, and it deserves to be. Pretty sweet and toasty, but also nicely balanced bitter notes. Very pleasant mouth feel - carbonation and body are just right. Refreshing.
SimonBlok (286) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
35,5cl bottle at home, bought at Mitra Vismarkt, Groningen. Appearance: clear rich golden with medium creamy white head. Aroma: caramel, raisins, banana, bread, roasted malts, trace of cinnamon and metal. Taste: medium sweetness and medium bitterness. Notes of caramel and bread. Bitterness increases towards the finish. Palate: medium bodied, watery texture and medium carbonation.
calern (33) - - SEP 8, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber liquid with white frothy foam. Grass and malt aroma, Medium body with soft carbonation, nice bitterness.
dysenteri (127) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle from SB. Amber color with dirty white head. Floral, grass, malty, caramel in the aroma. Malt dominated flavors, refreshing. A bit sweet, grainy. Overall pretty nice and drinkable.