DruncanVeasey (6639) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From sampler at the brewpub, 28/10/13. Lacy beige collar on clear ruby. Good juicy redcurrant nose with grenadine splashes. Earthy base under old cranberry sauce, hints of dankness and rust. good nutty backdrop.
brokensail (9202) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber colored beer with a small off-white head. Nose is sweet toffee, toasted bread, and caramel. Good floral hoppiness, some mild citrus peel, and earth. Sweet malty flavor with only a mild bitterness. Caramel, toffee, and toasted bread up front with some floral hops, citrus peel, and earth. A very slight grassiness in the background.
KyotoLefty (5590) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Boulder Creek Brewpub.
Faint nose of earth and butterscotch. Sweet caramel flavor, some fruit, bitter finish. Earthy and spritzy. Not so impressive.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - OCT 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the Surfrider Cafe. Dull dark amber-brown color with a small head. Floral piney hop aroma with some caramel and bread squeaking through as well. The flavor was actually more dry and hoppy than I was expecting and had more hop character than their pale ale, with just a light crystal malt character balancing. Pretty standard cascade profile in the hops overall, and Iím not the biggest fan of that, though I can see how older drinkers might enjoy it more. Light to medium body. Not really great in its balance, but decent stuff and pleasantly lacking in sticky caramel.
Delirium (636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2008 Draught at the brewpub. Pours reddish amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is caramel malt, some fresh orange, and some light hops. Flavor is the same, maybe with a bit of spruce or pine. A malt-heavy amber with some interesting flavors.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 2, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I am not a fan of this brewery but this is one of their least offensive beers. Pours a nice reddish color. Has a mild aroma of some caramel and maybe a bit of hops (could be my imagination). Flavor is bland and dry. Finishes clean.
CaptKirk (175) - Hephzibah, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice red color with an off whtie head. Found the beer to be a little flat for my taste. Almost like it was missing some hops. Not impressive or really note worthy. It just did not stand out for me.
Oristo (67) - Orinda, California, USA - JAN 21, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice pour. Good head and decent lacing after three days in a growler. Maybe a teensie bit lighter than I'd like, but nice and clear. The flavor's very well balanced. I'm getting a much longer malt finish than hops but that's not a problem. A very nice drinking beer.