DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from utobeer had on the train on the way home. Alround rating: Malty caramalt, caramel and toffee, biscuity drybness too, some subtle hoping is herbal. Easy drinking but a tad boring.
CheersMate (1296) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. can from Johnís Market Place in Portland, Oregon. Glad I found the Caldera stuff, and glad that I was able to purchase a single of it. Dark caramel brown color with a head that fades away quickly but leaves a nice thin head around the edge and spots of head on top. Very nice looking amber. Almost a roasted toffee flavor. Very nice aroma. Sweet malty aroma mixes well with the subtle toffee roast. A fairly pungent ale. Wow, big toffee/malt flavor. In my mind the toffee roast and malt flavors are the biggest part of the beer. The beer has a nice palate i.e. very smooth and creamy for an amber. Full bodied beer I must say. I donít understand the low rating. The hops are very subtle an not overpowering the malts. Pretty good roast toffee/malt amber. Give it a try!
ben4321 (3356) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 12 oz can from Normís, 8/10/09
Aroma: Caramel and matly, toffee, light hops, light spice
Appearance: Hazy amber color, 2 fingers of lingering off-white head, some spotty lacing
Flavor: Smooth tasty beer, mostly malty with a light hop backing
Palate: A bit dry, solid mouthfeel, sessionable
Not often do I buy a beer from Oregon in Md and go to rate it and find out Iím #29. Odd... I wonder if this one is just starting to get a bigger distribution network? Either way, tasty beer. Not overly exciting, but pretty solid and sessionable. Iíd drink this beer again, definitely would make for a nice tailgating/camping/outdoor drinking beer.
leaparsons (7504) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Amber with a fluffy off-white foam. Aromas are toffee and spices with toast and caramel. Ripe Autumn fruit with light pine. Flavours are sweet toffee with cream and pear. Gentle, sweet addictive hops with some woodiness and pine. Viscous on the palate. Good.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted 8/4/09. 12oz Can. Pours mildly hazy with an amber hue. Spotty layer of off-white head. Aromas of caramel and sweet breads. Subtle hop aromas. Medium bodied with a smooth malt character. Medium roasted malts and a mild effervescence. Sweet hop finish. Easy drinking and totally sessionable.
adrian910ss (2268) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can. Pours a clear coppery amber with a medium tan head. Aroma of grainy malt, toffee and light fruit. Taste of tangy malt, grains and toffee.
JaBier (4352) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can. Clear copper/amber pour with a thin off-white head. Caramel and grainy malt aroma with a bit of hop. Caramel flavor with a semi-dry finish. Nothing spectacular, but decent for the style.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Most beers self-described as amber ales arenít too exciting and this one, while solid, falls into that category.
Appearance is a very reddish and bright body with a soapy head that quickly fades to a light scum around the edges of the glass. Aroma is biscuit-y at first, with some hops around the edges of the malt aroma..."balanced" came to mind as a descriptor. Flavor is mostly malty, but has a nice mellow caramel character and some metallic-ness in the finish. Mouthfeel is light and effervescent. Pretty good, but not exactly a knock-out.
BTW - I liked the packaging of this beer; both that it was in a can and the artwork on the can.
Thanks to JaBier for supplying me a can of this beer!
matt7215 (2080) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml can from a trade with scrizzz. pours reddish orange with a lingering tan head. nice malt aroma of caramel with back hopping. the flavour is the same. it finishes perfectly balanced but a little thin. pretty damn good for a session amber. thx clint!
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Downtown Wine & Gourmet in Harrisonburg, VA. Pours a clear copper color with a medium frothy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma is caramel and toffee with some distinct resiny hop notes in the finish. Taste is nutty with caramel and citrus hop notes. Tastes very much like a bitter. Medium-full bodied. Well crafted and very much hitting the spot right now.