pepsican (1421) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
amber. Ale. So. Amber. Beer. Tootsie rolls, hops, sour cherries, some dirty, caramel. grass. dough. cheese. Really, not bade for an amber ale. Much better than normal.
Palme (3013) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.355l bottle. Looks really nice in the glass with a thick big extremely lacing almost fluffy off-white head on top of a amber brown cloudy body. Not much to say on the looks really. Its really sweet fruity on the nose with a ton of ripe sweet fruits. Thick juicy peaches, some fermented mango, piney hops and a thick malty base. Smells really inviting I have to admit. Doesn’t taste bad either. It is perhaps on the sweet side at first, but the piney really branch bitter find is equalizes it nicely. I get again lots of ripe old fruits in the taste. It has a really strong and powerful malty base providing it a near fudge like caramel sweetness. Pine cones and a little yeast finishes this one of nicely. Almost a nutty like yeastiness in the finish. Yeah, I quite enjoyed this one. 07.10.2013
Ricoslim (65) - - APR 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank straight from can. Not usually a fan of red ales but this is one of my favorites from CCB, Aroma is nice with citrus standing out. Hops are well balanced in this beer.
thome50 (892) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - APR 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can enjoyed at Ranch-a-Thon XIV. Aroma is fruity and has a nice tropical thing going on with a slight hop profile for a red/amber. Taste is totally unexpected tropical fruit forward, more hop forward beer. Slight lemon but the hops are not bitter at all. Mango really comes out as does some papaya. The only thing that speaks to an amber is the initial taste which quickly dissipates to a great tropical beer.
TXBadger (117) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hoppy on the nose, especially for a red ale. Nice color, reddish brown, fairly clear. Up front I get some grapefruit, a little caramel as well, and on the finish, dry hops, a little citrus and just a him of pine. Overall, very well done.
Experiment_Ale (656) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
At my place with Taylor, Matt, and Jacob. Pours mustard brown no head. Aroma is big, nice caramel, barleywine. Mild earthy hops, raison. Taste is caramel, earthy hops, nice, very drinkable. Would bank again.
3sheets2wind (76) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Outstanding red ale. Smell the malt, not the hops. Looks very pretty. Sticky lacing, pillowy pour. This had a lot of subtle fruit in the nose, pear maybe. A bit of Roman meal bread too. This is well hopped, but thankfully this is not a red IPA. The maltiness develops, not overpowered by a hops crush. The ABV is well hidden. My favorite red ale, ever.
jcvonrosen (13) - Rockford, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a beautiful red, nice head, good lacing.
Probably one of the best reds I’ve had. Medium hoppiness complements the slight sweetness. An all-around decent beer.
cbfobes (2156) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can sent up by Weezel as an extra, thanks! Pours a clear dark amber with an off white head and tons of lacing in the glass, aroma has a caramel sweetness at first with a touch of fruit and hops mixed in as well, flavor has a sweeter front end with a good kick of malt with a bitter finish of some hops that leave the mouth a tad bit dry, pretty balanced though, enjoyable.
gunnfryd (9948) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is berries, malt, hop, caramel. Flavour is berries, malt, caramel, hop, pine. Full body. OK beer.
tmoreau (2134) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared 12 oz. bottle, poured to snifters, and showed a brownish amber color, with modest, off white head foam, and spotty lacing. The nose was caramel sweetness, with citrus, ripe fruit, and a touch of band-Aid. Light to medium bodied, with soft carbonation, the taste also presented a low hop bitterness, juicy mouthfeel, texture that thinned out, with a juice-like finish. Not impressed, but drinkable enough.