MarinEvelyn (786) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet malt, hops, a little hay. Taste is crisp and refreshing, a nice balance between malt and hops, a little citrusy.
jgb9348 (5465) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber coloured body with a a copper glow at the bottom and a very thin half-centimetre tall off-white head. Aroma of toasted malt, light sugar, very minimal hops and a nice fresh grain scent. Light-bodied; Nice fresh malt flavour with a good toasty flavour, some light wheat and a strong caramel and toffee finish. Aftertaste is mellow and subdued with only a little toffee and nutty flavours making things bitter, but the malt and light grain stays throughout. Overall, a nice light beer with some solid flavours and nothing bitter or offputting. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased on 30-December-2013 for US$2.39 from Corner Store (Bait and Tackle) in West Palm Beach, Florida sampled on New Year’s Day 2014 (January 1st) in my hotel room here in Clearwater, Florida.
ARH (1100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 12 oz bottle poured into nonic. Faint traces of orange in the aroma, but mostly dough smells. Appears clear amber with a light orange colored head which dissipates quickly. It’s comes on mostly sweet, but it’s a smooth sweet as opposed to overwhelming. It’s a medium body beer with strongest notes of citrus and malt, but finishes thin and caramel-sweet - couldn’t pick up too much of the hops. It has an average carbonation, but turns flat relatively quickly as it warms in the glass. Nothing lingers in the taste,and it finishes very clean. There’s nothing overly special or surprising about this beer. Nothing filling or offensive lends itself well to a session beer.
AWISLguy (2284) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at random grill in Madison. Pours a reddish amber with an orange head. Aroma is heavy malty caramel with some light fruit. Taste is sweet caramel, some roughness, and some fruit. Medium bodied. Finishes sweetly biscuity caramelly, but not in a cloying fashion. Shrug? Not a top amber from not a top brewery. Would say "hit the style" however it is easy to name 10 better examples of the style.
Finhead (1546) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, deep amber pour with a frothy, 0ff-white head. The aroma is bready with light caramel. The light body has crisp texture with lively carbonation. The taste well-balanced and bittersweet with slightly more bitter finish.
Christpuncher (2597) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent amber beer. Typically not a fan of ambers but this one is smooth. Malty and bitter it goes down smooth.
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queenholly (3609) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Sweet bready caramel malt aroma. Clear copper with a large creamy off-white head. Sweet earthy caramel malt flavor. Body on the light side of medium, moderate carbonation.
Jaysbeers (85) - - OCT 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can to glass. Clear amber color with medium carbonation. Mild malty, caramel sweetness--not overdone, with a pretty clean finish. Easy drinking.
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shrubber85 (9999) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Sour milk and caramel malt aroma. Amber with moderate head. Sweet caramel malt, hay and lightly bitter quinine flavor. Pretty good.
floydslip (319) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber colored beer with a medium white head. Slight nose of doughy malt and not much else. Flavor has a mild caramel malt flavor initially that gives way to a bit of musky bitterness, but the sweetness lingers. Nicely carbonated, this is s drinkable beer.