KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz Bottle. The pour was a hazy medium caramel brown with a small (1 finger or less) off white rocky head that reduced to a large puddle and medium collar, with very good streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a light bread malt, pine and citrus hops and a soapy yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (grapefruit) and a mild fruity ester.
It tasted lightly bitter with a nice malty sweetness, a hint of caramel and a slight fruitiness early on, and then it became very hoppy with a big grapefruit presence towards the end. The flavor was about average in duration with a slightly sweet hoppy citrus taste that was left to hang out a tad longer.
Mouthfeel was almost medium in body and dry in texture with a moderate carbonation.
Overall this was a brew that possessed a bold hoppiness with mild fruity sweetness and a smooth drinkability. This one a really enjoyed and plan on drinking again...
RexTalionis (2932) - FINLAND - APR 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Darker reddish brown in color with an off-white head. Oranges, summer meadow, grainy and bit of spicy notes in aroma. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel, full bodied. Lots of citrus and fruity notes in taste, not forgetting the bitter notes that are quite mouthdrying here. But still, there’s those nice grainy notes keeping it together. Tasty one.
sir__v (865) - Lille, FRANCE - APR 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ La Capsule, Lille - FR. Color: deep dark brown beer with small carbonation and medium white foam. Smell: good malt domination. Toffee and caramel notes. Taste: very good palate sensation, very smooth ! Toffee and caramel domination. Malt presence and well balanced with hops. Really amazing beer. Aftertaste: good caramel and toffee finish. Really great beer, a must to try.
rumproasts (3575) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
can. Deep amber with two finger head. Amber ale with a caramel malt base that is very hop forward. Lots of citrus. Excellent flavors.
kristaps (14) - LATVIA - APR 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From can. Very nice hop aroma. Amber color. Pleasant taste. Very complex beer. For my taste it is very solid red IPA.
Vells (876) - Riga, LATVIA - APR 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite an awesome amber! Extra hoppy profile gives nice grapefruit, lemon, passion fruit, berries, light pine characteristics balanced with quite intense maltiness, caramel. Moderate to light sweetness with moderate to light bitterness
Perfectly refreshing and enjoyable quite complex brew.
Martinus (3487) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear reddish amber colour, cream head. Hoppy aroma, citrus, grapefruit, onion. Citra perhaps? Quite bitter flavour, light mint, caramel, red fruits. Bitter finish, quite fruity, sweet hints. Fresh.
(from 35cL can @ home)
GlasgowTAD (326) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep caramel/ruby red with a large pinkishly-hued white head. Aroma is caramel, hop pine and sweet malt. Taste is caramel, oranges, hop bitter, floral and hop resin. Full bodied with a sticky mouthfeel and long finish. Taste was a little thin and did not live up to the enticement that the aroma provided but thats not to say it was bad.
Digzis (93) - Nancy, FRANCE - APR 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jolie couleur ambrée, un peu rouge. Un nez très agréable, des notes de fruits exotiques, ananas, litchi avec une touche de caramel et de pin. La bière est assez ronde en bouche, ni trop épaisse, ni trop légère, avec une amertume agréable et une assez bonne longueur en bouche. Tout aussi efficace pour désaltérer que pour une bonne dégustation.
Alusmamuts (731) - LATVIA - APR 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber with off-white head. MIld aroma. MIld bitterness, some sweetness and bread notes.
Gueuzerie (28) - - MAR 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Magnificent amber ale, with a very hopped flavour and a very wonderful flavour, reminiscent to a American Strong Ale. Amazing beer without defined style