Both English and American base malts give this beer a hefty 8% alcohol, while British brown malt and Chilean caramel malt lend it color and sweetness. Five different hops give this beer a complex but approachable hop profile to balance out the malty sweetness. Apollo is used for bittering, while Tettnangers and Cascades round out the middle and a blend of three comprise the hop back.
pdx77 (1376) - Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster at Amnesia Winter Ale Festival. Bright floral and citrus hop notes paired with a faint nuttiness.
slowrunner77 (3843) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"This tasty ale is a little wheat-wine-ish in its presentation. Sweetish, candied grapefruit and some fairly robust roasted malts combine to make a pretty nice hefty but drinkable ale. I’d go back for this too."
BrewDad (5003) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber in color with a thin head. Nice malt flavor with a deep rich sweetness. This was a big strong beer. Lots of malt and hops balance and goodness.
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