DSG (6459) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 25, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Beer of the month club. Almost clear deep amber color with a medium beige head. Aroma of malt, butter (diacetyl), caramel, some nuts, fruity notes and some floral hops. Sweetish malty flavor with some butter, caramel, grainy hints, a bit of hops and a slightly bitter finish. Light to medium-bodied and a bit over carbonated. Would’ve been a decent beer without that annoying diacetyl. Still kinda drinkable, but not really enjoyable.
crajun (1009) - , Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
given to me by someone as part of their beer of month club; amber orange pour; aroma is of toffee/caramel med palate. taste is a good balance of malts, sweet toffee and right amount of bitter hops at end; easy to drink and enjoyable.
BiddleBrau (972) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From beer of the month club. darker amber with thin off-white head. minimal nose, hint of toasted malt. Toasted caramel malt flavor, a bit hop astringency that lingers. Fairly crisp flavor. Malt doesn’t hang long. Pretty clean finish.
rollinsr (411) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - MAR 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper in color with a bit of light tan head. Floral hop aroma with some sweet caramel notes. Taste is very sweet with only the slightest bit of hoppy bitterness. Bit of yeasty alcohol esters as well but overall, this is a very drinkable and well-balanced beer albeit kind of bland.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes. First reviewed 12/26/2010. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
The pour is a full transparent amber color with visible resplendent carbonation rising from the bottom. A modest beige head slowly fades to a ring.
Bready, earthy malt, with a bouquet of floral hops encapsulate the aroma.
The taste starts out with a dry amber malt backbone, with some earthy notes as well. Light nutty and caramel (but not sweet) character as well. Finishes with a dry English hoppy bitterness.
The mouthfeel is clean, dry, and smooth. It feels like it is easy to drink. Full, crisp carbonation. Very slightly astringent.
I was pleasantly surprised by this; a great Irish red ale.
Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramel malt aroma all the way with a little pine hop presents. Nice dark red hue. Caramel malt taste and sweet. Not too complex. One note.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
GT2 (8819) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355mL thanks to DedicatedToFun. Pours a clear amber with a thicker, yellow head. Nice lacework. Diacetyl nose with sweet strawberry candies. Taste is sudsy, dry, a bit sticky, with heavier sweet bread and toffee malt. Small toasted bread character, brown sugar, bready carbs. Not too bad.
DedicatedToFun (3303) - Santa Monica, California, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Looks good but cannot compete with russian river..............................
Rustyham (1748) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strong sweet malty aroma and dark translucent Amber color. The flavor is very palette and pretty thin, almost like a macro lager. kind of disappointing.
robgibbens (418) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark reddish/amber color with a nice foamy head. Plenty of lacing. Very bready, malty aroma. Taste is a bit sour to start but mellows to a sweet malty finish. Clean and refreshing.