rubbishystuff (2068) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2015 From BandC. Full flavored for the strength. Thinnish pallet but works as a session ale. Minerally flavors as well. Mildly hops but it is fine. Serving: Bottle
fidelis83 (2212) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy copper pour with a 1 finger, creamy beige head that has great retention and leaves some nice lacing. caramel, toast, biscuit and herbal, spicy and floral hops. Flavor is caramel, cereal, woody notes, rustic roasted nuts, bready and fruity yeast, herbal, floral and light spicy hops to the finish. Lightish body, creamy to chewy entry and slightly drier, but still a little chewy, syrupy finish. Decent, well balanced Amber Ale, though if I had to guess the style I would have said Irish Ale.
illiniphil (139) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a reddish amber with minimal head. Very nice biscuity, spicy lager with some surprising fruity aftertaste.
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edgallow (2957) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle pours light amber with a off white head. Aroma of sweet caramel, grass and citrus. Taste is sweet, malt and a hint of hops.
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Lemke10 (913) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cherry amber color with a slight head of foam that leaves some lacing. Scent is that of caramel malts brewed to perfection. A slight nutty scent as well. The taste is rather mild of malts with a bold flavor. A very nice volume beer that drinks well and taste good at the same time. Nothing uber fantastic but you should enjoy drinking this.
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Notes of bread, sour tart cherry, and a nice malty finish make this red/amber ale style a nice pour. Great color, too!
andyhwcinc (1682) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Purchased at Evolution Wine & Spirits in Chicago, IL; enjoyed while watching a Monday Night Football Bears game. Appearance is a dark, cloudy amber with a thin but moderate white head that lightly laces to the glass. Aroma of burnt toast, caramel malt, not really much else. Taste goes down with a light bitterness, not really much of a crispness, a little bit of chocolate as well. Not really feeling this one, but it’s not too bad.
Ratman197 (11508) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, toasted malt and a hint of molasses. Palate was medium bodied anbd smooth. Flavors of carmel, toasted malt and lighht earthiness with a smooth lingering carmel finish.
chickenflea (350) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tried this beer in a sample pack on my way through WI. It produced a soapy beige head on a clear red-brown body. Malts and a touch of herbal hops in the nose. Fruit malts in the flavor with herbal bitter piney notes. Touch of chocolate in the taste was unexpected and not welcome in a scotch ale. Strange metallic taste as well. Might have been a bad bottle.
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour with an off white head. Aroma is caramal malt as well as the the flavor. A little nutty.