harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best by 28AUG12
Pours rusty amber with a solid sheet of creamy foam. Smells of english malts and some tea as well as just the slightest hint of caramel and herbal hops. Flavor is a nice malty amber with just enough astringency and herbal hops to keep me interested. Medium on full bodied with moderate carb and an off wet finish. Nice beer.
Serving type: bottle
ads135 (2539) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty good as far as ambers go. Malty backbone, very nice balanced. Sweet caramel and grassy hops.
coreyc1221 (252) - Truckee, California, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sweet smell. Sugary start with a Smokey caramelized after taste. Heavier feel than I expected.I likes.
ajnepple (1452) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Pours brown and slightly hazy with a big rocky head and nice sticky lacing. Aroma is caramel malts, herbal hops and spices. Light to medium body with a slick feel. Flavor is crisp and clean with light caramel and light hops. A bit bland. Not too bad, just not for me.
jackfrost9p (218) - California, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice amber. Grass, caramel notes with a mild hoppy bitterness nicely balanced with malt.
jkwalking05 (3393) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted in 2010 (backlog). Amber in color with a small off-white head. Aroma is of grass and grain. Taste is grassy with some caramel.
Fatehunter (1064) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Two fingers of head on a fairly clear, but deep red colored body.
The smell is only faintly caramel.
The taste is has a mild malt sweetness to start, then a mild grapefruit bitterness.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
This is an easy drinkin’ beer but still has some nice flavor.
cthomas2390 (193) - Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours hazy amber. Slight floral aromas. Flavors indistinct but a note of sweetness does kind of come thru. More a pale than an amber in the middle and finish.
madmitch76 (13043) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
17th November 2011
Hazy amber beer, small off white head. Smooth palate, fairly dry. Dry creamy caramel malt. A little fresh orange and a tiny bit of hop bitterness. Not bad - drinkable.
maekchu (1698) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the Rogue Distillery & Public House, Portland. From notes (March 2010). Listed on the menu as 6.4% alc. and 55 IBU. Raw grassy and somewhat harsh aroma. Clear coppery color. The hoppiness comes across as a bit scratchy and aggressive. Some metallic notes in mid palate. Pleasant and heavy aftertaste. Maybe better than the bottled version.