cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, I’ve had it many times over, yet it seems to vary each time. Usually a medium copper pale color, white head, good carbonation. Aromas are decently malty, more of a pale caramel malt. Palate is pretty basic but a clean malt forwardness. Always good and on tap everywhere in the area.
Kavu (2426) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Small taste from a can @ Bauer Wine & Spirits. Pours clear golden with a medium head. Aroma is slightly fruity malts. Flavor is slightly sweet and fruity malts. Basic, but good.
blipp (6326) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Fruity base, lighter bitterness, sweet candy malts, and mild citric undertones. Not bad.
BrewBoxer (2123) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at world if beers In Stamford . Pale yellow color with a light head. East drinking pale ale drinking beer
yiannnos (921) - , CYPRUS - JUL 26, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Hazy golden colour. Light bodied, some caramel aroma. Malty, bready flavour
Darkmagus82 (1809) - - JUL 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 8-1-12 -
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – Pours a lightly hazed golden color with a two finger white head. The head fades relatively fast to leave a moderate level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is sweet with strong notes of a caramel and butterscotch nature. Mixed with this is a lightly roasted bready aroma as well.
Taste – A sweet malty flavor greets the tongue. The biscuit flavored maltiness is mixed with a heavy dose of caramel. As the flavor advances on, the roasted flavor begins to lose their strength, with flavors of butterscotch and light fruits as well as hoppy flavor (which is quite light) working their way into the flavor profile. The taste finishes leaving a rather satisfying flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side with the carbonation level that is very appropriate. Both good and tasty.
Overall – A very easy to drink and quite enjoyable brew. One to try if you get a chance.
Tonkun (916) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light yellow gold pour with a big head that dissipated quickly. Caramel covered cereal, spice, citrus juicy, herb and lemon peel. Spicy carbonation. Medium body with crisp cool bubbly finish. Nice beer on a warm day
shaihulud (13) - Kentucky, USA - JUN 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really like this beer. It tastes really good for the price, and it is a solid beer from a solid company. Anyone who dislikes this beer doesn’t know the riddle of steel.
czar (4676) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
can. pours hazy almost cloudy with a small white head, little retention and shy lacing. sweetish honeyed malts, spicy cereals, faint citrus, bit of booze - sort of like cheap imperial lager/pils, fusel, faint fruitiness - grapey, malt liquor, honey-like sweetness. moderate carbonation, light body - oily and almost sticky (!), semi-sweet bland herbal-grassy finish. weak stuff - offensive by its macro imperial lager booziness and sweetness.. DP.
rjplumer (453) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange yeast aroma. One finger head on top of a hazy yellow body with a tinge of amber. Peppery smooth on the tongue. Touch of sourness with a clean finish that is refreshing. This one is nice surprise and would be glad to have again.
ziel (76) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 2, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
For a beer labeled as an "extra pale ale" this one is very smooth yet full of flavor. Would taste good in the afternoon hanging out on the deck.