bozoNZ (718) - Christchurch, - MAY 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rich apricot colour. Reasonable mait driven nose. Not much flavourwise. Reasonable balance but no significant hop flavours or characters. Just a good balanced drinker.
slowrunner77 (6165) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"ok...this is one of THE best organic ales i’ve had. period. it is as good or maybe even better than cinder cone. what a clean, refreshingly balanced beer. ambers lack the punch or complexity to get a super high score, but this is one of the best. Another great job by Deschutes."
BrewGoblin (500) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty much the same as the Non-Organic Pub Exclusive I tried prior to it so the review it essentially the same. A nice balanced amber, great for hogging a sesh.
stevoj (2384) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice and mild amber ale, somewhat subdued from the norm for the NW. Amber in color with small airy head, malty, nutty, some hop bitterness.
Lothore (557) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- Pours a hazy orange hue with little to no head.
S- Very hop forward, pine with a spicy character.
T- Very herbal, grainy, with a sustained wave of piney hops on the back end.
M- Medium/low carbonation, medium bodied.
D- This is a fairly tasty brew and I enjoyed it more than my score shows.
harrymel (1504) - 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 (3158) - 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 (260) - 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 (2724) - Conifer, 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 (338) - 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 (3971) - 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.