msnelling09 (70) - Beverly, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours a chill-hazed, orange amber color, siding more towards orange in my book. The beer pours with a yellowing head of bubbles that look like there the color of lightly buttered popcorn. The bubbles are medium sized and slowly fizzle away, leaving a sticky, bubbly ring of lacing on the sides of the glass. On the nose, the beer smells of clean and bready caramel with a touch of pine. The caramel is sweet and sticky on the nose, and is really pleasant, even hinting towards milk chocolate and buttered popcorn at times. On the tongue, the beer tastes crisply sweet with a touch of balancing bitter and a very faint hint of acid. In flavor, the beer tastes of candy sweet caramel, which smoothes into warm caramel bread with just a touch of pine to keep the beer far from being cloying. The finish is of sweet caramel bread and a touch more pine than was in the rest of the sip, and the aftertaste is a light and bready caramel that sweetens the sides of the mouth. This is very nice and simple tasting beer with not a lot of complexity, but a nice grasp of the flavors it wants to portray. In the mouth, the beer feels on the thick side of medium, just below heavy, with a light and sluggish carbonation that tickles the tongue after a second of sitting in the mouth. Overall, this is a pleasant and simple amber ale that is nice to knock back. It reminds me a lot of Baxter Brewing’s Amber Road. A perfect beer to sip as the days grow colder and fall clamps down.
Davhgbrew (731) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smooth and hoppy. Had off tap at fiddlers green in Billings, Mt. Full bodied and nicely balanced amber. My first beer in Montana as well...so it’s special.
lhns03 (61) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very refreshing amber with nice bicuity notes and light hop profile. Vienna malts are noticeable.
drsordr (537) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Nose sweet malt and a hint of pine hop. Taste mostly biscuit malt. Decent bittering for an amber.
snoworsummer (1021) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can on the ski slope. Tastes too much like malt and corn. Has that cheap beer feel and aftertaste.
sonnycheeba (2528) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Pours clear amber with thin, fizzy off-white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is caramel and toasted malts, figs, dates, grassy and floral hops, light leather and light pine. Flavor is bready malts forward (mostly caramel and biscuit) with good supporting dark fruit esters and light grassy hops (light bitterness) with a touch of dry leather and bark at the finish; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
beernovice39 (3038) - Montana, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Dark amber with an off white top. Scent is pine and caramel. Taste follows with more pine than I am used too in an amber.
Nickls (1708) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - NOV 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Dirty rusty orange with a slightly off-white head. Some minerals and a very faint citurs hop aroma and a slight sweetness. Light toffee, slight bread, mineral, and slightly sweet. Lighter to medium body. Nothing off, just nothing interesting.
Terminus (3041) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle-sampled at Yellowstone Canyon lodge-september 2012-Pours lite copper hue with some lite lacing. nose is lite carmel musty notes and lite earthy hops. flavors are very similar to the nose lots of carmel and toasted notes yet clean and tasty. a touch of lite hops come in the finish (earthy). very clean carmel and slightly nutty finish. a very solid beer of this style.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour with a shade darker than white head. Aroma of caramel malts and some potent dank and grassy hops. Flavor is bitter and caramel. Well crafted for the style.