bhensonb (13517) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma of hop over caramel. Amber color with a huge, frothy white head. Thin to medium body with very mild carbonation. Flavor is kind of bready with fruity/floral hop. Finish is more dry than sweet. Seems more like an ESB, but perhaps the bitter is inadequate for that. Pretty good, but seems bland. Barring the 6% it would be a good session beer.
Tmoney99 (12994) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Dark brown color with medium tan head. Complex aroma of sweet malt. Flavor started sweet and finished with the bite of hops. Good drinkable brew.
jtclockwork (12846) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to drowland. Pours reddish amber. Nose of spruce, malt and lager. Taste of lager malts, spruce and maple. Light fruits.
argo0 (12818) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2002
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy orange with medium off-white head. Citrus hoppy aroma, very fresh. Distinctly hoppy flavor that’s unexpected for an amber. But there’s a lot of sweetness, too much so.
Ratman197 (12556) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of caramel, fruitiness and light yeast. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of caramel and light fruitiness with a smooth lingering caramel finish.
bu11zeye (12517) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 18, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear copper body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, grass, and light citrus. Flavor of caramel and mild hops.
Lubiere (12284) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber ale with a very thin white head. Small floaties. Aroma is sweet and fruity but not very hoppy. In mouth, a nice sweet nutty malt with woody notes, and light raisins. A lingering malt remains, with powdery and light oily mouthfeel. Medium bodied. From piscator, Nov. 2005. Merci Kris.
jcwattsrugger (11855) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle-pours an off white head and hazy gold color. Aroma is malt-slightly sweet, faint hops. taste is malt-slightly sweet, faint hops.
BeerandBlues2 (11662) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12-oz. bottle, batch7254, from tjthresh. Pours amber with a small to medium frothy off-white head, lined lacing, decent head retention. Aroma is sweet caramel nutty malt (cookie, straw), yeast (dough) and perfuemy hops (floral, pine). Moderate acidity at the start, medium bitterness, tongue scorching hops, nutty caramel malt, trace yeast, hop finish, lightly sweet. Medium bodied, fizzy and dry, burpy palate.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market, Charlottesville, VA. Pours a very hazy orangeish amber color with a medium head. Excellent head retention and lacing. Malty aroma with citrus hop notes. Very fruity taste with citrus and pineapple notes. Some grainy malts as well. Full bodied.