yespr (34430) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden deep orange with a smallwhite head. Dark roasted cornish aroma. Slight metallic note. Bitter, slight metallic and roasted malt flavoured. Bitter finish to light acidic.
Ungstrup (29992) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. An amber beer with a lazing orangey head. The aroma is sweet malty combined with notes of caramel and ctirusy hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, cardboard, nuts, and hops, leading to a very bitter finish. The body is thin.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 35,5 cl. Pours a clear amber with a dense off-white head. Sweetish aroma of caramel and nuts. medium body, burned caramel and nuts with a whiff of sulphur. Finishes dry. 060709
MiP (14048) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle at KØ10. Caramelly aroma. Clear chestnut colour. Small tan head. Thin flavour, faint caramelly note. Disappointing, even for AB.
Leighton (13576) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle and draft. Pours a garnet-amber with a soft, off-white head. Malty aroma with fruit notes. Sweet flavor with bready malts, ripe fruits and some caramel. Very mild bitterness, and fairly nondescript. Medium in body with average carbonation. Finishes sweet and malty with understated hops. Not bad.
Oakes (13272) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bright golden-amber colour. The aroma is faintly woody, caramelly but mainly has stewed peaches and canned mushrooms. There’s some earthy character and lots of sweet caramel. Fairly bland, more amber than APA so I guess I was hoping for a bit too much. There’s certainly no evidence of dry-hopping. The light, appley fruitiness may not be terribly attractive on its own, but here it cuts through some of the thick caramel sludge. Still, the big guys were making better pseudo-craft beers in the mid 90s than they are today.
brokensail (12498) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The beer pours amber in color with a khaki head that is initially a finger tall before settling down to a thin layer.
S: The nose is somewhat grassy with a decent enough toffee and toasted bread aroma. There might be a little bit of caramel, too. A very, very simple nose, but pretty decent.
T: Caramel, toffee, and toasted bread. There is a little bit of a fruitiness to the beer, such as pears and apples. Not really any hop character other than a touch of bitterness.
M: The body is light to medium with a lively carbonation.
D: Not horrible, but it’s really middle of the road and sort of bland.
bhensonb (12140) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the St. Louis brewery tour tap room. This isn’t supposed to be in distribution (according to the folks in the tap room) until 9/15? Nice amber color with a multifinger off-white head. Nice floral aroma. Medium body with mild carbonation. Flavor is spicy hop over mild caramel. Finish is nicely balanced. Proves A-B can make a tasty product. Likely the best beer they have. Course having it really fresh might have helped.
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught) Pours a clear amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel, grass, nuts, and toasted grain. Flavor of mild hops (grass, floral, earthiness), bread, and caramel malt.
Tmoney99 (11694) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Village Pub, KY. Poured a clear deep amber color with an average frothy white head that diminished slowly with good lacing. Medium sweet malty and small hop aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Moderate bitter flavor with an medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Better than my expectations.