cblado (221) - Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a nice reddish amber color. Thick off-white head, some lacing. Aroma is prominently caramel malt. Flavor is similar, with caramel and toffee notes very prominent. Overall I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this. Itís really an excellent beer, all the more so because itís organic.
coreyc1221 (63) - 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 (484) - Fort Collins, 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 (175) - 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 (2360) - 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 (754) - 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 drinkiní beer but still has some nice flavor.
cthomas2390 (117) - 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 (9867) - , 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 (1093) - 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.
beernovice39 (2779) - Montana, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours a copper colored brew with a thin off white head. Scent is toasted malts and caramel. Taste is sweet malts, tea and bread.
rayOfBeer (545) - El Cerrito, California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: light amber with thin beige head. Aroma is caramel and bisquits with a soft floral note. Flavor has a dry grainy bitterness, some hay, a touch of caramel, and a mild floral hop ending. Ok beer a little blah on flavor and bitter seems a little out of balance.