Darkmagus82 (1931) - - NOV 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a rather medium amber color with a small fizzy looking head of white foam. The head fades almost instantly after pouring leaving just a trace of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is mostly a mix of a slightly grainy and bready smell mixed with some hints of caramel and a bit of a fruity aroma of apple and pear.
Taste – The taste begins with a bready and rather sweeter caramel taste with a little bit a grainy flavor. The grainy flavor is very light throughout, just gaining a bit of intensity toward the end of the flavor. The caramel is later joined by some light fruit notes of green apple and pear. A little bit of grass comes to the tongue at the very end rounding out the taste and leaving a somewhat sour and sweet bready flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is moderate in thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather standard. Overall it is OK for the flavors as it keeps it drinkable all while supporting the flavors to a decent extent.
Overall – Just a rather standard amber at best. A little too sour due to the green apple with not enough light roasted flavor to really be a good amber. Decent to drink, but nothing special.
Travlr (14676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the source. Clear golden amber color. Aroma of caramel. Taste is lightly toasted caramel biscuit.
haddon90 (1557) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Jedediah’s at Missoula Airport. Pours a clear, deep golden color with a thin, white head. Thick, malty aroma with a hint of hops. Amazingly, it has a great hoppy presence with some malt in the background. Not a terrible amber ale, but one I could drink more often. Not bad!
Beerandhockey8 (239) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
From 12oz bottle to shaker. Pour is a transparent amber, thin white head. Aroma is stale, bready, and full of wheat. Taste is bland, light bitter. Ok beer, nothing that distinguishes it however.
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12floz/355ml bottle into a shaker. Served cold.
Aroma: Mild malt balanced with an equally mild hop bitterness.
Appearance: Kind of hazy, translucent, very bright orange-yellow body with an exceptionally sparse white head.
Taste: Bready malt. There’s an odd spiciness I wasn’t expecting from an amber lager. Kind of clove-like spice you’d get from a hefe. Interesting. Not any real hop bitterness.
Palate: Medium body. Short-moderate spiced malt finish.
Overall: An interesting beer, to be sure. It’s an amber lager that wants to be a hefe.
beernovice39 (3227) - Montana, USA - NOV 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Golden/amber with a thin white head. Scent is malty. Taste is caramel and spice.
Ratman197 (10654) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with a lasting creamy off white head. Aromas of toasted malt, carmel, light earthiness and a hint of fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, earthiness and a hint of fruittiness with a crisp lingering malty finish.
markwise (4601) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle thanks to IBrew2or3. Cheers, Dave! Pours a hazy orange with an off-white head. Nose is sweet malt, some bread, a hint of fruit, some floral notes, and some yeast. Flavor is similar with sweet malt all over, a hint of fruit, some floral hops, and a bit of yeast in the finish. Light to medium in body and lingering sweet and yeasty finish.
22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours dark golden with amber highlights, fairly clear with non-existant head. Light toast aroma, a little bread, a little bit of sulfur and a hint of canned corn. Faint notes of hay and dusty malt. Medium-low malt flavor, some chewiness and a bit of saltine cracker. A medium-light caramel flavor pops up a bit with some light caramel sweetness. Finishes fairly dry with again a bit of corn-like aftertaste. No outstanding malt characer shines through nor noble hop aroma which is a disappointment.
BVery (7439) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Hazy orange pour with a white head. Aroma is sweet sugars, hay, and a bit foul. Medium to thin palate. Taste is very sugary, grassy - just not really enjoying this one.