Onionkid (371) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - OCT 17, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A floral and grassy, hoppy aroma that’s not too strong but nice all-around. Tastes sweet and of chocolate and toffee on one hand, but on the other very grapefruit, hoppy inspired. A nice, all-around flavor. I don’t have too much experience with amber ales, so if this is any indication, I’m looking forward to a long-lasting love with the variety! 5.1% alcohol.
jtclockwork (10321) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with tan head. Semi clear. Nose of cascade hops and huge malt character. Taste is very malty, with cascade hops and some light spruce maple.
gururyan (644) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle, a hazy rich amber, moderate head, good lacing. Very smooth, great amber, perfect body.
jmm635 (906) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear, dark amber, with hints of red. Head was off-white, thin but creamy. Aroma is sweet àt first, followed by toasted malts and strong caramel notes. Flavor starts sweet and malty but finishes with a touch of bitterness. Not amazing, but a very good everyday beer.
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle - poured a clear reddish amber with a thick creamy white head that lasted for a bit with plenty of lacing on the glass. Aroma was full of roasted malt and caramel notes accompanied by a nice balancing hop with grapefruit notes. The body was medium-full with lively carbonation and a syrupy-creamy texture. The flavor starts out moderately sweet but is quickly taken over by the hop bitterness. Nice. At points during the brew it was reminiscent of a barleywine actually....
ContemplateBeer (1661) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of hard candy, caramel and brown sugar. Appearance is read with tan head. Flavor matches the nose, sweet for an amber. Palate was bubbly. A nice amber ale.
Damico (2790) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this for over a year and somehow the hops still stuck around. The aroma is a balance of hops and malts separately noted. The color is rch amber but not quite red. The flavors of hops and malts are also distinctlyu noted in the flavor as well. The cascade hops bring a bit of settling bitterness.
TomDecapolis (4604) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Avery tasting room. Pours a translucent golden amber with a medium creamy bubbly off white head. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, teat and light citrus hops notes. Flavor of tea, caramel, floral and citrusy hops.
Svesse (6782) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm) Reddish amber colour with frothy, beige head. Fruity, hoppy nose with caramel, orange peel and a hint of black-currant. Fruity, hoppy taste with notes of blood oranges, caramel and a balanced, citric bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with some sweetness. Not one of the more exciting Avery beers, but solid and weel made.
stimulus (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Pours a deep opaque brown with a medium beige head.
S: Very malty with a mild hop finish.
T: Strong caramel malty sweetness followed by a twinge of hop bitterness but finishes with more malt.
P: Well carbonated but a little bit sticky and watery.