FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge thanks to 4balance (on BA) for this and several other awesome beers!
Poured from 16oz can to dimpled mug:
Pours exactly as it should: a still, amber body capped with healthy dollops of off-white cream and sticky lacing.
The nose is pretty intriguing... spruce-like hops, caramel malts, quite fresh... fresh grass, soft fruits, pretty inviting for what is typically such a tame genre.
Smooth on the tongue. Served just bellow cellar temp, the dense, creamy head make this one too easy to drink. This maintains a level of complexity without taking away from its approachability, which is a balance that isnít often achieved. Many of the highlights from the aroma show themselves in the taste.
Overall, very grateful to have had the opportunity to try this one. And especially grateful that Iíve got another in the fridge!
dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can courtesy of JCB. Pour is deep amber with a creamy tan head. Aroma shows biscuit and caramel sweetness with some herbal hops and a touch of pine. Flavor is somewhat sweet with underlying notes of apple, light citrus, and some floral/earthy character as well. Overall body is moderate and the finish is lightly bitter.
Hair6a11 (1399) - Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can : Pour is murk dark golden with a large, frothy, off white head in this glass. It seems overcarbonated, I suppose - and turns into this chunks english muffin look - it retains well, sticky lacing. Anyway - the nose is tropical fruit salad and caramel for the most part. Definitely malt forward here - too much so in my estimation - and too sweet as well, but its still a fairly nice drinker. Tropical fruits, cream, caramel, and a hop bitterness does present itself near the finish.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tallboy can - thanks, Gabe! Handsome pour, deep amber, moderately clear with a crisp head. Nose of soft biscuit malts, dry leafy hops, and just a hint of sweetness. Clean and dry and well-hopped, this is certainly better than the average amber ale Iíve had. Balanced and flavorful, pretty well done.
burg326 (4229) - Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 ounce can thanks to americbrew, pours an amber color, aromas of caramel, malt, pine and citrus. Flavor is the same, nothing great but nothing bad either, nice little brew that was a nice starter for the night.
jkwalking05 (4082) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber in color and hazy with a dense, creamy off-white head. Aroma is of tropical fruit, light floral, thick caramel and malt. Taste is of spicy hops, caramel, tropical fruit, and light grapefruit. One of the better ambers Iíve had. Probably because itís slightly more hoppy than an amber should be...at least itís not BORING!
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
can thanks to americanbrew. poured copper with a white head. aroma was grain, caramel, and fruity notes. flavor was grain and pine with a light body and high carbonation.
LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a hazy amber with an off white film.
Aroma: Caramel malts, bread, piny hops.
Taste. Citrus pine combo followed by some spicy sweet malt. Finishes with fruity bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, slightly astringent. Average carbonation.
Overall: Usually not a fan of amber ales, but when you put a generous dose of Cascade in it, itís some next level shit.
travita (4282) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color, nice lacing beige colored head. Toasty, biscuit, malts, caramel, rich smell. Taste is malt and hop balance. Taste is plainer, but not bad.
Ratman197 (10538) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz can courtesy of Doodler (thanks Scott) poured a clear amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, pine, biscuit and citrus. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, biscuit, earthioness, light pine and a hint of citrus with a crisp dry moderatly bitter finish.