DConMan (113) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - JUL 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bought a 12 FL. OZ. bottle of this from The Beer Shoppe in Yakima, WA for ????. Poured from the Green/Blue Labeled bottle w/ a Lake & Mountain on the front into a Yakima Tennis Club Beer Stein. Has BEST BY 07/10/12 0837 C on the side of the label too.
Aroma- Has a ton of malt and sweetness to the aroma. Hops are in the background and seems organic with unfamiliar ingredient included!
Appearance- Pours a 1.5 finger head that has good head retention. Has a good amber/copper colored body with good clarity. Leaves some lacing behind.
Flavor- Very sweet and light floral hops seem to be most dominant. Has a fruity background and a slight light bitterness at the finish. Nice!
Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Fruit and light hop finish, and very sweet with a complexed ending on the palate.
Overall Impression- Very close to an American Pale ale with more sweetness and malt. I wish they distributed this to MO! One of my favorite go to brews from WA now. Grab some if youíve never tried!
luttonm (1630) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JUL 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Hazy copper brown, dark pour with full head. Hardy malt and sweet hops, dry and tangy. Very good ale.
Bronzan (103) - Windsor, California, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice, deep amber. Has a rather flat almost spoiled taste. Not much hop flavor. Was hoping for more out of Deschutes.
JK (3966) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2012
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
This is nearly undrinkable. Dry grass and minimal hops, thin and watery, and what flavor is there is bad.
nickjgates (6) - - JUN 17, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This Amber boarders on the side of a pale ale in taste... Actually I only realized it was an amber after they changed the label from "Organic Ale" to "Amber Ale".
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kdm1984 (433) - Missouri, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Citrus, nutty, diacetyl. Kind of light-bodied - your typical banana-ish, Deschutes affair - yeasty, wheaty, malty. Does nothing really to separate itself from their other ales. A meh-er.
nsquishee (510) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very solid amber, which plays more like a pale ale with nice caramel malts. The palate is smooth and creamy, yet tangy and hoppy. Very complex, yet smooth mix of malts and hops. I could care less about the organic aspect of this beer, but regardless, this beer is very tasty.
alcaponejunior (349) - Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice looking deep copper color, clear, good head and nice lacing, with rising bubbles.
The smell is a bit subdued, but nice. Lots of bready and caramel malts. A bit of citrus.
Tastes pretty good, hoppier in taste than youíd expect from the smell. Lots of maltiness, with bready and caramel malts taking center stage. A little earthy and a little bit tangy with pepper.
Great body, very easy to drink, yet with a little bit of a crispy hops bite on the finish. Almost slick with maltiness.
Overall itís a very nice amber, well worth trying, especially if this is one of your favorite styles. Iíll definitely have this one again.
MattH (534) - California, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Translucent amber pour. Aroma is lemon, dough, and apple. Taste is a lot of caramel and a little tartness.
MatSciGuy (905) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle] Pours a clear amber with a medium off-white head that dissipates to a thing ring. The aroma is light toasted malt with a touch of caramel, a little citrus hop, and just a hint of metal (copper?). The flavor is toasty, some solid hop bitterness, light caramel, pretty dry, and has the typical, lightly astringent yeast character of Deschutes. Lingering aftertaste of bitter hops and a little metal.