Ocean82 (82) - Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice deep red amber in color with medium head and lots of lacing. Great looking beer. Smells of pine, grapefruit, and hops. Taste follows smell with a bitter finish but not too long lasting. Mouthfeel average with good carbonation and dry palate. A decent red ale, if a bit overrated.
Arve_Christian (4018) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog, 2010 on tap at The Whiskybar Oslo.
Golden reddisch color, good foam.
Medium body & complexity
Very well balanced, enjoyable
TheJollyOne (230) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fig and dark toffee malts, lightly spiced, barely vinous. Soft tan head which lasts well. Biscuitty sweet opening with hop finish. medium fill, light and bit bubbly palate.
ROGUE (2152) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz bottle. Poured a rich amber color with a big, rocky off white foamy
head. Aroma of piney hops and juicy citrus. Taste has a fairly large hop bite upfront, with grapefruit and pine, and hints of sweetness and roasted malt. A lasting piney hoppy finish. Lighter bodied with moderate carbonation.
arminjewell (8754) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle is dark red with white head, aroma has notes of grass, caramel, biscuit, yeast, some vanilla, oak, some grapefruit as well, wow this smells really nice even though this is supposed to be an amber? Taste is sweet vanilla, some odd fruity berry, cherry, some oak notes, tannins, with a touch of orange, finishing with some caramel, toffee, slightly bitter. Can see why this is one of the best ambers for sure.
bartlebier (2760) - 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 (1202) - 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 (5156) - 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 (3784) - 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