topherh (1899) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUL 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is the color of an old penny with an off white head. Aroma is caramel and bread with some grassy notes. Flavor is light caramel, very hop forward and one dimensional.
harrymel (901) - 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 (2392) - 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 (242) - 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 (1118) - Clear Creek County, 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 (196) - 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 (3073) - 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 (970) - 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 (174) - 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 (12241) - , 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 (1469) - 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.