jmagnus87 (2034) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from my uncle last Christmas poured into a shaker. Pours a cloudy amber with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt and pine hops. Taste is light bitter. Toffee and caramel malt. Medium bodied with a long finish. Overall, pretty good.
VTHopHead (1389) - Barre, Vermont, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at The Great Lost Bear - Poured an orangish amber in color with a small off-white head which settled to a very thin covering on the beer. Aroma mixes caramel/toffee malts and grassy hops. Flavor adds the complexity of some bready yeast to the hops and malt. Somewhat bland in flavor and a bit watery. Just OK...
eyes_wide_shut (107) - Haifa, ISRAEL - OCT 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
At a tiny tasting in my home, bottle, pours orange color with a nice off-white head that dissipates quickly, sparkling, non-dominant and slightly hoppy aroma, slightly metallic taste, bitter aftertaste, light body, and overall an average and not terribly interesting amber ale
MadIndian (2222) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber pour with a spice, giner and bread aroma. Some spice and caramel malt taste. Dry, thin. Eh.
oldgrumpy (103) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A rather bland and boring beer. It doesn’t taste bad. It lacks depth and character.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at the NoVa Summer Beer Fest in Leesburg, VA on 6/25/11. Pours a hazy amber color with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel malts and bitter hops. The taste is toffeish malts, bitter, leafy hops with a bit of citrus. Medium bodied.
beerfest5 (838) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not going to win any awards, but a clean amber ale that could easily be confused with an English bitter, easy to drink.
Meilby (5538) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 355ml @ Craft Bar, New York, NY
Pours cloudy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and fruity hops. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
zdk9 (183) - Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(12oz bottle Best by November, thanks to Cavie) Pours orange/yellow with light fuzzy white bubbles. Smell is lemony, butterscotch, cooked malt syrup, maybe dirty feet. Taste is better- biscuit malt, lemon, sweet orange. Not bad.
BeerandBlues2 (8459) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at 4th NoVA Summer Brewfest. Pours clear amber with a large, creamy off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, straw), light hops (earthy), and light esters (fruity) with notes of dates. Flavor is heavy malt with hops and a bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and a dry finish.