whittleb1 (7) - - SEP 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy golden amber with a herbal scent and well rounded flavor. Over all a very good easy drinking beer but with a flavor complex enough to keep you coming back for more.
woodychevy (637) - - SEP 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Holy coriander, batman! If I were not a lover of all things coriander (seed, green, powder etc.) I would not be able to get on board with this beer. It’s somewhat like a boring amber ale made interesting by the spice. good carbonation, not much hoppiness or malt- or whatever is there is masked by the coriander. definitely one of the most interesting beers I tried this trip, but whether or not it would be 16oz worth of interesting I may never know.
tmongoose (1663) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
draft that poured a brownish clear color. if you don’t like coriander you wont care for this one. aroma is of coriander, malt and hops. the flavor is almost like a spicy wit but not really. pretty solid flavor beginning to end. leaves decent taste in the mouth.
chinchill (2982) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Apparently, "one pound of freshly crushed coriander seeds per barrel" does not cause a dramatic alteration, as the nose is of a lightly spiced amber ale and the flavor is NOT over-spiced. Instead, the coriander has been added prudently so as to shade and complement the amber ale base. Very good sweet/bitter balance.
The feel is exceptionally smooth, with medium-low carbonation and a medium+ body..
O: An outstanding variant of an American Amber. It seems that there’s an excellent (but perhaps not very interesting) amber ale base artfully altered with coriander to create a unique version with more complexity and interest. I believe this was created as a one-time brew, but the popularity and very positive response I was seeing in the tasting room may well mean a spot in the rotating or even the regular line-up. I’ll add my vote for this.