fidelis83 (2224) - 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.
katrinaez (770) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really tasty. Thick and heavy. Nice flavor. Great color, red and orange. Malt, caramel, nuts, and grass. Tap
bubblehouse (921) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 5, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty dismal in my opinion. Pretty flat tasting. Not anything redeeming about it.
shrubber85 (9452) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Lactic nutty toffee malt and straw aroma. Amber with moderate head. Sweet nutty toffee malt and mildly bitter herbal hay flavor. Nice body. Very pleasant.
murphious2000 (30) - - AUG 3, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Weak head, dissipates fast. Not much aroma, maybe some malt. taste is nuttiness followed quickly by pretzel yeast, then gone. Not a hint of malt sweetness/clover/floral. Boring and disappointing. But it is drinkable so thatís a plus.
MaltOne (288) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy copper brown, brief white head, nice effervescence. Aroma slightly sweet, biscuit, caramel malt. Taste follows, but with a solid hop backbone (usually its the malt providing structure and balance to a featured hop profile... this is the reverse.) Palate is faintly sweet syrupy. Overall... ad I have become increasingly disenchanted with ambers... this one ainít bad. That hop backbone keeps it from being overly sweet and one dimensional.
Carlisle (275) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Deep red-copper color with thin off-white head that dissipates quickly; substantial lacing. Light biscuit malt aroma with faint cinnamon notes. Rich toasted biscuit balanced with done bitterness in the mouthcoating finish.
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CanIHave4Beers (3673) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 30, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, shared by me, in my dining room, just now.
Pours a sort of brick red with a small head and some spotty lacing on the glass.
The aroma is malty, it smells like bread dough and wet grain along with some light caramel and leafy hops.
The flavor is mildly sweet with a nice leafy hoppiness, itís got a little caramel & lots of maltiness. Itís nicely balanced with a good bitterness & has some light fruity elements.
Better than expected, but still just sort of one of those red ales the likes of which arenít to my taste.
ARH (971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle, poured into a shaker. The aroma has a note of floral initially, and is followed shortly by nutty, and caramel malt aromas that are mostly roasty. Thereís also a light biscuit note in there. Itís a hazy caramel color with an effervescence to it. The white head retains a dense, medium thin ring and a speckled surface with only a light lace on the glass. The taste is light sweet and medium bitter. A fuzzy carbonation accompanies the slick, medium bodied beer. Thereís a dry caramel malt flavor to the beer, with a roastiness, and grass. The grass is strongest during the finish which also has a roasty caramel flavor. The roastiness and malt stick around with the addition of biscuits in the aftertaste as well as a dried citrus peel bittering.
That1Guy (2101) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle picked up in a variety sixer. Clear amber pour with a decent white head. Malty, biscuit nose. Not much going on, but no major flaws either. Flavor is pleasant and smooth malt, and a sweet, dry finish. Very pleasant.
vikingguy (968) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red with foamy white head. Malty aroma. Taste - minerally, caramel and light grassy hops. Not bad. Easy drinking and malty.
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