msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can from Andersons. Pours clear amber with medium yellowish off-white head. Aromas of caramel malt, earthy hops, and a little citrus. Flavors of toasted malts, caramel, light hops, and some very light citrus. Pretty full flavored amber. Thicker mouthfeel. Decent ale.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Can] Pours a light brown color with a small white head. Aroma of molasses and caramel. The taste includes a bit of hazelnut, vanilla, brown sugar, and lingering sweet bready notes. Average mouthfeel and good body for an amber ale. A sessionable brew that was well made.
Tmoney99 (13155) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can shared by shigadeyo. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt and earthy hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable brew.
alexsdad06 (8430) - Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. can shared by shigadeyo. Pours a clear amber color with a small off white head. The aroma is sweet caramel malt, some fruit mainly citrus with light herbal and grassy notes. The flavor had moderately sweet caramel malt, orange rinds, biscuity notes and mild bitterness in the finish. This was a decent amber, the can gets extra points, but the price point they have set for this in our area will keep people from buying this when there are so many superior alternatives that are less expensive.
Capa (2566) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice mid-range malty flavor with some sweet caramel too. Has some floral and citrus hops through it but mostly the malts. Nice.
DialSquare (4116) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can from Andersons in Sylvania. Clear brown pour with a medium bubbly light tan head and some stick. Sweet malt aroma. Taste is brown sugar malt and wood. Light hops in the finish. Little flat in a light palate.
barak316 (107) - Elyria, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
NIce copper amber hue with a decent malty caramel aroma. Taste had good caramel soft body and enough complexity to keep me interested. This would be a very fine session beer. However a little pricey.
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can, pours an amber body with an off white head. A malty body with a light crisp pine note. Some dry toast and earth tones, a bit of spruce with a malty crystal tone. A mild body with no warming. An average amber.
bu11zeye (12593) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz can, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a clear amber body with a medium cream head. Aroma of caramel, herbs, light pine, and grass. Flavor of caramel, orange, biscuit, and toffee with a moderately bitter finish.
brokensail (15444) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is a medium amber color with a mild off-white head which dies down to a thin layer, leaving some spotty lacing.
S: There are aromas of sweet caramel malt along with fruity hop notes of tangerines and grapefruits.
T: The flavor is sweet and mildly sugary with plenty of caramel and a slight toast. The fruit character is not really present, but there is a mild pine bitterness on the finish.
M: The body is medium with a somewhat low level of carbonation.
D: The flavors are sort of unspectacular, but a decent enough amber. That said, I’d much rather go for the Caldera IPA or Pale Ale.