bartlebier (2536) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUN 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2014 Truly exceptionally rich IPA style amber ale that had my nose and taste buds knocked out straight after opening - a gateway craft beer for me with intermingling hop bouquets so intense I have been able to detect fractions of this beer’s taste profile fully in other IPAs. Floral, juicy, low on malt yet with a satisfyingly mid-full mouthfeel for an amber ale. - Found myself going back to sniff the empty bottle days after I had the 2nd of 2 purchased. Probably best drunk fresh, as I can see the amber ale maltiness taking over on the hops in time. First of 3 Brewdogs I had so far that can fully keep up with the expectations set by its overeager marketing... // Rerate 08/2014: obviously, due to palatial education somewhat less overwhelming, althought I also suspect a change in recipe: far less exotically fruity. instead well-rounded red berry malt aromatics, and strangely also some abv fumes. Very easy drinkig still, just not the initial orgasmic experience of ere, without having grown jaded.
GBZ59 (1192) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - JUN 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grifo. Vaso de Pinta. Notas de dic´11 –muchas botellas han quedado vacías antes y después-. Color cobre con tintes anaranjados profundos. Capa amarillenta, copiosa y cremosa. Bonitos collares y redecillas en las paredes. Maltas caramelo y lúpulo intenso tanto en sabores como aromas. Trazos de levadura y pan fresco en nariz. Los lúpulos aportan un amargor contundente, astringencia fuerte, matices de limón y aceites oleicos y resinosos. Cuerpo medio y carbonatación moderada. Resinas y toque de madera en el retrogusto. Refrescante y de fácil asimilación. Sabrosa.
On-tap. Pint glass. Notes from dec´11 – many bottles have been emptied later & before then- too. Deep orangish copper in color. Yellowish , copious, creamy head. Nice collars & webs on sides. Caramel malts & intense hoppiness both in aromas & flavors. Yeasty, fresh bread, to the nose too. Hops provide sharp bitterness, strong astringency, lemony hints & resiny oils. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Resins & woody touch on the aftertaste. Refreshing & easy drinkable. Flavorful.
Frallan (38) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice head with a very inviting colour. A nosefull of flowery hops and a hint of butterscotsh. A round balanced taste that would allow .
AndySnow (4756) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber colour with an off-colour white head. Hoppy aroma with hints of caramel. Slightly bitter taste.
AdamChandler (3521) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 euro. Moeder Lambic
A - red orange brown. Clear but dark SRM of 30. 2 finger creamy head. Off white slight brown
S - great citra dry hop. Minor caramel malts. German malts? Columbus hops?
T - delicious dry hopped citra and I’m guessing centennial. Citra for sure! Backbone is dark malts. Caramel and oak. Smoked malts? It’s hard to tell the hops dominate the beer taste.
M - 25% carbonatin. Light body. Very watery body. Dry hops on the finish.
O - This is an okay attempt at a west coast IPA. Not great but just okay. 85/100
mansquito (4066) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Total Wine, Chantilly 11.2.oz ($): Pours a darkish amber with an off-white head. Aroma is quite hoppy, with a nice caramel backbone. Very well-balanced. This beer has none of the amber ale lameness. The hops are not extremely bitter, but they have plenty of flavour. This is not sweet at all like many ambers, which is pretty nice.
madmitch76 (17889) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
25th November 2009
Clear amber beer, frothy creamy head. Striking fresh hop nose. Light and slightly soft palate. Very light toffee in the malt. Nice base for light hops that are grassy and fruity but not too bitter. Finshes light and fresh and hoppy.
undercurrent25 (1578) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown colour, great aroma, tastes of grapefruit followed by citrus and hops, a great great beer
DeliriumT (374) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sugary caramel, malt and bready aromas. The taste is bittersweet. Nice amber ale
RumRunner101 (876) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very well done moderately hoppy amber ale. Flavors in the body are toffee and caramel. One of the best of the style.