Bulk_Carrier (3864) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass at the brewpub.
The appearance was a slight light hazy amber color. There was a decent transparency to it allowing carbonation to be seen rising at a moderate pace to fill a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. Lacing stuck but eventually slid into the body.
The smell had some light caramel malts lightly backed up by a nice gently roasted nuttiness.
The taste followed the nose in a sweet slightly roasty way.
On the palate, this was sessionable in a nice light sweet roasty way.
Overall, I almost always had this with their reuben when I would make the drive back to the U.P. where I used to live. Good beer.
LilBeerDoctor (3772) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear orange with a small white head. Aroma of sweet malt, oat, and bready malts. Flavor of bready malt, floral hops, and corn malt. Ok, nothing great here.
jkwalking05 (4606) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Red amber in color with a very small head. Aroma is of fruit, light hops and malt. Taste is of light hops, grain and a little malt.
travita (4867) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light red in color and clear with pretty much no head. Taste is light with a hop and malt balance. Thin and bland. Smell is some grains and hops. Not that good.
ilovedarkbeer (2715) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice lacing and head retention on this one. Copper body and a nose of something sweet, fruity (grapes), and malt. Taste is sweet and slightly bitter. It is nice to see an amber ale that does not rely on hops as its backbone. Actually quite nice and drinkable.
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 19, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the brewpub. Clear amber colored ale with some nice sheets of lacing. Sweet coppery and malty taste. Syrupy mouthfeel.
popephred (266) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2007
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from tap into pint glass. Produced a clear amber body with a small off-white quickly diminishing head. From first pour, the ale had no discernible nose, yet nothing offensive. Slightly bitter, this was a balanced brew with average hops and malt, producing a clean flavor. Not too shabby.
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at the brewpub
Hazy amber color. Both the aroma and the flavor show some sugar, and of course some caramel taste; the mouthfeel is quite dry, because of the medium-high bitterness. Simple.
jazz88 (2669) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 13, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap @ Brewpub with Nuffield. Rating from 2004 notes. Copper color. Light malts and flavors with some cardboard and hints of toasted malts.
Dogbrick (11607) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample at the Gaylord location: Clear amber color with a thin ivory head that dissipates steadily. Minimal lacing is evident. Light-bodied and mildly bitter with a touch of sweetness. The finish is light citrusy hops. Not the best "transition" between their lighter and darker beers. While it is not a bad beer, I think I will just skip over this transitional step next time.