BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at their place in Long Beach. Pours copper amber with a creamy off white head that lingers. Nice beer. I get some rye flavors in this. fairly dry. Not much caramel. Nice beer.
beerbaaron (1844) - Arizona, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewpub. Clear reddish amber with a small off white head. Fairly bitter but not long lasting. Quite dry. Nothing aroma or flavor wise super stands out. Caramel, toffee covering some light pine. Kind of bland.
peteinSD (1439) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ PP Carlsbad. Clear red pour with an off-white head. Light, dry malt, caramel, and hop bitterness in the aroma. Taste is a nice malt profile with slight char and minimal sweetness with pine and bitterness. Clean drinker. Great beer.
Theydon_Bois (14978) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at Beachwood, Long Beach, 17/04/14.
Clear reddish amber with a moderate light beige covering that dissipates to edgework.
Nose is biscuit, toffee, sweet licks, grain.
Taste comprises biscuit malt, toffee, fruit peel, hint of candied orange.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
So so amber shmamber achieveing the whelming 3. The weakest link in Beachwood’s armour on this visit, but that ain’t a bad thing at a 3.0 for 11 beers!
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Beachwood Long Beach. Clear tea red. Good lacing. Tangy, lighter mouthfeel still with red apple skin, brown pear. Slightly tannic, biting. Simple. Not sticky. More aerated carbonation. Some newspaper and nutty, biting bitterness.
pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Very hints of maltiness, but this smells almost like water.
Appearance: Dark clear copper with light head.
Taste: Light sweetness balanced by heavy bitterness.
Palate: Medium body, lively carbonation, bubbly texture, long hoppy finish.
Overall: Slightly over hopped, but still a nice beer.
Meilby (10310) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Beachwood BBQ, Long Beach, CA
Pours clear amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, floral and citrus. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long caramel and citrus finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
Geokkjer (7031) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Beechwood. Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma of malt , caramel, berries and some floral notes. Flavor is sweety and malty with some fruity and floral notes. Medium body, average carbonation.
yngwie (16045) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. A clear amber beer topped by an off-white head. Some fruity aromas, hints of fruit caramel and pine cones. Very soft on the palate, medium body, with flavors of fruit caramel and a little bitterness. Long finish with a fine bitterness. Not impressive, but a decent amber anyway
Ferris (9777) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Toasted malts, smells just like a Marzen. Clear amber with a thin white head. Toasted malts, some grain and a nice bitterness to balance the sweetness. A nice example of the style, with a hoppy finish. I am having trouble understanding this and their other beer ’James’, very similar except for the malt profile which has more roast and chocolate.