hopscotch (10522) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle… Lightly hazed amber ale with a mountainous, frothy, white head. Great retention. It took me a full ten minutes to pour this into my glass without the head breaching the top of my glass – not a good sign. The aroma provided caramel, biscuit and a moderately woody, acidic funk – a suggestion of key lime peel. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. Based on the flavor and the size of the head, there’s definitely an infection taking root, but it doesn’t create an offensive beer. The mild tartness actually adds some character and interest to an otherwise bland, boring example of a bland, boring style. Finishes tangy and lightly sweet.
Rowdytiger3 (2) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good tasting beer like the look dose not leave a bad after taste. Will be my third favorite beer
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kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Name: Laughing Skull
Date: January 09, 2011
Source: Brusin Ales, Asheville NC
Appearance: clear amber, fine off white head, layered streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet bready aroma, touch of sweetness, light earthyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, balancing earthyness, light bitterness
Name: Laughing Skull
Date: August 03, 2011
Appearance: hazy dark gold, fine off white head
Aroma: light malt aroma
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice bready character, light bitterness
Overall: not an amber, not even in color anymore
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 9/20
Score: ** /4
decaturstevo (5743) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazed orange pour with off white head and lace. Aroma of light sour caramel malt. Caramel malt with a light citrus/earthy bitter. Medium bodied with good carbonation. An ok drinker.
RobertDale (4963) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 7, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a pale amber with a small white head. Mild aroma of grain and malt. Taste is malt, caramel, a bit of citrus and a bit of grass. Average.
nuplastikk (5570) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pale orange-tan with a steady, frothy head. Dry cherry amber malt and piny citrus hop aroma. A pretty respectable Amber Ale. Solid hop backbone shows. Subtle vanilla tones, not unlike Dead Guy. On the fuller side of medium bodied. OK, well balanced.
burg326 (5199) - Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle that pours a light orange/amber color with aromas of resin, caramel, and earthy aromas. Flavor follows suit, an ok sipper for the Florida heat.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from True Vine. It pours pours a light amber orange with a small, foamy, white head. The nose has light malt and toast notes. The flavor is pretty one dimensional with some flabby toast and very light, stale hop notes. Thin body with some lingering malt on the palate. A very middle of the road amber ale.
nearbeer (4609) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. Clear, pale copper with a lasting ring of foam. Nose is grain, sourish caramel apple, light resin. Flavor is mostly caramel and apple, with light citrus and toasted pecan on the finish. Light-medium body is sweetish, a little hop-tingly, and lightly carbonated. This isn’t half-bad, as an American take on an English Bitter.
PhillyBeer2112 (2709) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I kinda thought this would be terrible but it wasn’t! Popped the crown with a loud pop, poured almost as a gusher, with a huge foaming head, thick meringue like texture sticking out of the glass and holding its shape. Took forever to pour. Clean caramel bready malts, light grassy hops. Clean overall approach, fairly done although heavy on the carbonation.