maekchu (1126) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUN 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Yamaichi. Medicinal, cinnamon, berries in the nose. Nice reddish brown, nearly no head. Fruity with citrusy hops right up front / mid goes to roastiness, grain, and some spice / final is tangy, with some chocolate and a good bitter finish. Medium body. Interesting take on the normally sedate amber ale style. Has a definite amber backbone, maybe a bit more roasted than most, and chocolatey, too. But the hops really do dominate. Taking a potentially boring style and moving it out a ways.
Lilja (992) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
På fat. Smak och doft av humle, malt, röda bär, karamell med toner av körsbär, citron och grapefrukt. Rund och len med god beska med smak av grapefrukt och citrustoner.
mtwhitney (135) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - MAY 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good red ale. Terrific aroma. Decent head. Beautiful label. Extra points for having the mermaid’s pillows covered in foam.
ComradeK (749) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy copper amber, with a moderate off-white head, which lasts fairly well and leaves decent lacing. Floral and spicy hops, biscuit and roasted malt notes make up the aroma. Peppery, spicy hops up front lead into a touch of caramel malt. Smooth toffee and more robust roasted malt in the mid-palate give it a full-bodied feel, with floral hops joining the sweeter malt flavours in the finish. This is a pleasant ale, with enough robust malt body to support its hops.
anders37 (12965) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a reddish amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter caramel finish.
bb (5974) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Copper beer with a big tan head. Grapefruit andlight darker malt aroma. Grapefruit and light cocoa flavor with light darker malts. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and light darker malts linger with light caramel.
Fatehunter (794) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a half finger of head on a deep red colored body.
The aroma is a nice blend of dry grain, caramel and lemon.
The taste is watery with a touch of caramel sweetness and a mild bitter note.
The texture is nice and soft with moderate carbonation.
The flavor was the big disappointment here, everything else was good.
Theis (11352) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Antenna American, Yokohama. Clear red/brown - white head.
Nice fresh hoppy. Ok malty. Tobacco. Fruity. Chocolate. Cocoa. Dry malty. Red berrie notes.
DYCSoccer17 (3041) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle purchased at Bel Air in Woodland, CA. Aroma is mostly sweet caramel malt. There might be a bit of chocolate malt present as well. Light herbal hop character. Pleasant enough. Transparent amber body with a medium off-yellow head present, which leaves really good lacing. Attractive brew. Starts with a sweet, chewy maltiness. Some nuttiness and some caramel is present. Very smooth, and velvety body. Very light hop and bitterness late. This is a stellar amber ale.
jbruner (1200) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear copper on tap with a fluffy off-white head and light lacing on the way down. Aroma of piney hops, followed by a nice caramel and toffee malt back. Taste follows, but the hops are muted with a strong malt finish, no real lasting palate notes. Easy to drink and nice, but nothing special.