Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A heavy bronze color in the snifter, American Beauty shines a bright medium orange in the light, letting it in but not through to remain completely opaque. The head, barely off-white, seems to never fall past the creamy, heavy full finger it begins with. Extremely creamy webbing to nearly the bottom of the glass proceeds from a thick ring at the top.
The smell is sweet and fruity up front, lots of jammy berry with an earthy tone and leafy hops adding balance. A little bit of a honey note accentuates the sweetness, with nut giving some more depth.
The berries and earth are first on the tongue. While I wasn't sure going in how I felt about granola in a beer, in the middle it tastes like I'm crunching on it and it works here. Leaf and flora add a light bitterness to balance, and I find lots of nuttiness in the finish. Overall, it's really juicy and fresh, and I really like it. There's complexity, layers to discover and lots of flavor overall. The ratings seem a little low, but it's subjective to a point.
It's lightly crisp all the way through. The body is medium and there's a flowing creaminess on the tongue. Neither the crispness nor the smoothness ever waver.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Ttheilen (516) - USA - MAY 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.
LearninBeer (457) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma is bread, grass. Pours a clear copper\orange with off white head mostly lasting and excellent lacing. The taste is bitter/sweet. The body is medium, creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish long. Very Good!!
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice clear amber color. Aromas of citrus and pine hops. Flavors of grapefruit and orange. Nice hop flavor with a spicy edge.
luttonm (3986) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big bottle in Seattle. Rich orange, creamy foam. Rich sweet aroma reminiscent of an American strong ale or barleywine, more than any district hops. Rich, vaguely Belgian yeasty quality, heavier beer with a lot of alc sweetness and a little burn. Clean, well put together, but better in small quantities.
Tstamba (670) - Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber to a pint... Clear golden with white head. Dank tropical hops, malted sweetness. Smooth boozy finish... Very nice.
stevoj (3595) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share thanks to Toby. Slightly sour aroma hints at the rye backbone, orange/copper pour. Mild, slick, slippery, finishes quick.
jake65 (3244) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share, thanks johngalt1. Golden color, small white head. Sweet malty nose, hints of corn syrup. Light bitters, some grape, very sweet.
BuckeyeBoy (5174) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle thanks to Toby. pours out a hazy copper topped with a sand head. nose is berries sweetness some rich malts. taste is more of the berries some sweetness and a odd end.
coldbrewky (1649) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at tasting in remote Ulster County... You had to know the password to get down the road. Malt body and nose of same other than hints of hops. Hop finish, but sweeter malts dominate. Alcohol well hidden.
Dfonorow (1992) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pour is hazy golden yellow with a medium white head. Flavor and aroma of orange zest, oats, honey, pine hops, light fruit, and yeast. Finish is yeast and fruit.