SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A- Translucent caramel colored body that pours with massive frothy off-white head. The head takes awhile to tame and settles as a thick collar. Lots of lacing is left behind in the glass.
S- not much to pick up on here. Definitely has a sweet caramel malt nose with floral hops in the background.
T- Initial taste is bland with almost nothing going on. It takes a second for a slight floral hop bitterness to come through with a light caramel malt backing. Finish is a balance of caramel malt and floral hop. Sweet caramel malt lingers with little resounding hop bitterness.
P- Medium to high carbonation up front and medium weight body. Carbonation seems to disappear quickly exposing a smooth and creamy body that is easily to swallow. A little bit thin overall.
O- My last beer to review from my Avery variety pack. This certainly was not the best offering but its still decent overall. Its easy to drink and pretty good but a little bit on the boring side. Iíd drink this again but it probably wonít be my first choice.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-27-2007 16:39:23
Niko100 (1682) - Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of hops, & caramel malts; Flavor of slight roasted malt, hops, caramel, and some citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; A solid amber ale.
BVery (5154) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Semi-hazy mahogany pour. Foamy head. Aroma of pine hop and caramel malt. Medium mouthfeel. Taste is malty, Caramel, and malty. Good beer.
zdk (1789) - New York, New York, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle: a good amber ale. pours nice red. nutty, pine and bready. Sweet caramel base with a nice hop profile. Good representative for the style, though not particularly memorable.
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - MAR 14, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled. pours mahagany with minimal tan head. smells of floral hops, herbs and evergreen. Hops are noteworthy on the tongue along with a bitter evergreen. it is medium bodied and bitter. It finishes with the feel of citrus rind and tin. Itís just OK
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2010 Nice and clean beer. Medium bodied with a crisp palate. Pretty hoppy stuff along the grapefruit vein. Not filling like a lot of ambers can be, and this one has a low "beer" profile to it and more of a real ale quality, if that makes sense. If not, shouldnít you be doing spreadsheets instead of reviewing beers at work? Damnit, I canít wait to punch out cause I am fucked up..
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle served in a tulip. Pour is ruddy amber with a half inch of off-white foam sitting on the top. Nose is malt, cellar, and caramel, but there are also hops that offset the brew from coming off too sweet. Taste is right on par with the nose, and is spot on to that discretionary line between bitter and sweet. The finish is dry with just enough bitter to be pleasant. I am also detecting some variety of spice in the finish, somewhat like ginger, but I canít put my finger on it. This is a very solid offering from Avery, and one that I would definitely enjoy seconds off!
Travmc007 (29) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a malty aroma. A cloudy red/amber color. Has a light malty, somewhat bitter taste. Its pretty good. I have yet to be disappointed in a beer from Colorado. But yeah, I like it.
Slipstream (1870) - USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was happy to come across a bottle of this - hadnt seen it before. Sweet, malty aroma. A rich malty brew with some tang and hop notes, and a bit of barnyard scent. Amber is not really my favorite style, but when Avery makes it, things turn out all right.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at brewery. Red amber with small white head. Aroma of citrus hops, caramel, sweet fruit. Taste is lightly sweet then bitter finish. Medium bodied but very drinkable, nice carbonation.