Brouwerij (849) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours a cleat red with two fingers of rocky white head. Settles quickly with a little thin lacing. Aroma is hoppy on the nose, with caramel, nutty, malty undertones. Flavor is mildly hoppy and citrus up front, fading quickly into nutty, caramel, and peated malt. Slight herba/vegetal tones with a mildly bitter finish. Really nice balance of hop and malt. Moderate to soft carbonation and light body, slightly watery texture. The hoppiness and strong malt profile are uncharacteristic of an amber ale, but it still tastes good. A light, drinkable, pretty tasty beer.
Ernest (6017) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, cookie), moderately hoppy (resin), with a note of black tea.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
A pretty plain hoppy beer. One-dimensional resinous hop aroma, but certainly some malt for support and no obvious off notes. A bit citric-sour in the mouth, watery, etc. Instantly forgettable but better than some of the other cans from this brewery.