Ungstrup (29223) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2007
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewpub, July 2006. An unclear orange-red beer with no head. The aroma is very light with notes of berries. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of berries, toffee, and hints of alcohol, before the abundant use of bitter hops gives it a long lasting bitter finish with a note of citrus (my guess is Chinook).
argo0 (11450) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(cask) Clear copper body, beige head. Mild aroma, caramel, earthy. Medium sweet, caramel, earthy, spicy. Medium body, fairly dry finish.
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours an off white head and hazy orange/amber color. Aroma is medium malt, some ‘Irish Metallic’ hops. Taste is medium malt-caramel/peat/nutty, some ‘Irish Metallic’ hops.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
hazy amber, fine beige head, thick lace,
light malt aroma,
rich malt flavor, nice caramel character with a touch of sweetness balanced by an earthyness,
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2006 On tap & cask conditioned. Served at cellar temperature. Poured a light, clear mahogany color with no head. Aroma and tastes of light berries. Subtle light tastes and smells.
Sammy (8552) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
light taste and mouthfeel. Some hops, and malt/caramel. Least interesting of lineup that I tried.
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep red-amber colour. The aroma is quite earthy with a light resinous hoppiness. Chewy and malty flavour with crackery malt base under some sweet crystal. Fairly straightforward with a body that is thinner than the sweetness would suggest.
DocLock (7829) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy dark straw pour with aroma of hopcit and some fruit. The flavor is of caramel malt at the heart with a firm hopcitric presence and some apricot notes.
Earlier Rating: 12/6/2004 Total Score: 4
On draft at GLI, non-cask version. Deep copper colored with medium head. Aroma of malt, caramel, toffee, dark fruit. Tastes malty, fruity, with finishing notes of nuts, caramel, and toffee. The finish had a refreshing sweetness and crispness that makes this one stand out in my mind. This is not your father’s amber ale.
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nondescript hoppy subtleties play around the fruity caramel. Simplicity is evoked, as are futures of chugging.
Pleasant caramel malt roundness agrees with the prevalent fruitiness. Some tartness rakes the back of the palate, which isn’t really necessary for one’s enjoyment of this amber ale.
A recalcitrant student.
Rastacouere (6126) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2005
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Headless hazy dark amber pour. Toasted grain nose includes a complementing tartish leafiness that doesn’t want to evolve into something else and stales the palate. Keeps being grainy all through. Flat and thin bodied, dull texture.