brokensail (13757) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: The beer pours amber in color with a thin off-white head.
S: A pretty bland nose on this beer. A bit of toasted malts and toffee, some bread, too. Minimal hop notes, perhaps some floral and grassy notes, but not really any citrus.
T: The flavor is similarly bland. Some bread and toffee malt giving a bit of sweetness, but there’s a strong grassy flavor on the back end. It also tastes of carbonic acid, probably because the beer is overcarbonated.
M: Medium body with a rather heavy level of carbonation.
O: Pretty unremarkable amber ale. Nothing that would bring me back to this one.
bu11zeye (12363) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, earth, toasted grain, and grass. Flavor of caramel, earth, some nuts, delicate florals, and toasted grain with a dry finish.
Tmoney99 (12234) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at IBGWF 2011. Poured clear copper color with an average white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate nutty malt and small hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable brew
jcwattsrugger (11612) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-pours an off white head and gold color. Aroma is sweet light/medium malt, perfumy. Taste is perfumy/spice hops bite upfront that fades, sweet light/medium malt.
jtclockwork (11250) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to jcwattsrugger. Pours amber. White head. Nose/taste of malted barley, sweet caramel and light hops. A touch of sea water in nose and taste. Dry and salty finish. Slight bitterness.
adnielsen (10159) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ home. Dark burnt orange appearance with a cream colored head. Quite sweet caramel malty nose with some nuttiness that’s somewhat dull. Pretty bland caramel malty flavor with light nuttiness. Pretty boring beer.
Dogbrick (9824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell on 03/01/2012. Pours a dark amber color with a medium off-white head that recedes quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malt and mild hops. Light body with flavors of sweet malt and caramel with a touch of hops in the background. The finish is sweet with a short malt aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.
DuffMan (8198) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 21, 2011
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Medium copper amber, medium ecru head that retains only briefly. Very little arom here, even after ample breathing time. Hints of toasty caramel. Palate is on the thin side, with ghostly flavors of simple bready caramel and a whiff of greenstick hops. I’m glad I invested in only one bottle. I’m not glad I paid $3 for it though.
BVery (8197) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Orange amber pour with a just off-white initial head that fades to a ring. Nutty caramel malt, lightly sweet, with a touch of hop zing late. Pretty good everyday type of beer.
BMan1113VR (7905) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by LtDan. Pours with a hazed amber body and a medium sized off-white head. Aroma is caramel, grassy, noble hops, grain with a bit of baked (unspiced though) apple. Flavor is grainy, earthy and spicy noble hops, and a large amount of acetaldehyde. A bit of caramel in the finish. Medium carbonation.