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.
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jrodooo5 (1180) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lovely hop aroma. Orangish pour w/ a white head & some lacing. The taste is of a mild ipa but at 9% quite dangerous. Tasty & leaves a lingering hoppyness. Well done!
phaleslu (7382) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle from Party Town. Pours a clear orange with a finger of off-white head that settles into a lasting film and thick ring. Notes of honey, grape must, caramel, sweet bread, red apple skins, tea, and booze. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a boozy, juicy mouthfeel. It sits heavy on the palate and just lingers. I don’t know. There’s nothing offensive about it, but for all these 750 ml DFH bottles with all these lengthy description, all the crazy parts don’t seem to amount to much.
raoul_duke (155) - - MAY 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz from wegmans. The nose is absolutely great, hop with some intense floral notes. Cloudy hay with not much head and minimal carbonation. Red orange tones. Pretty good balance but not much hop or malt jumping out. No heat for a 9% abv. A little funk on the aftertaste. Easy drinking high abv with not too much flavor.
queenholly (3372) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Bland malty aroma. Clear copper with a large off-white head. Sweet fruity grainy malt, white grape, and herbal hops flavor. Medium body, soft carobnation.
BeerFanDan17 (1029) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A strange brew. Bits of random grain and fruit are evident in this drinkable ale. Nothing particular and not too hoppy. Pours a medium golden with a thick head.
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bnoel09 (461) - Elk Grove, California, USA - MAY 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into an English pint glass. Copper colored with a cream colored head. Aroma is caramel malt, some cereal, and some earthy hops. Flavor is similar with some spiciness / pepperiness towards the finish. Medium bodied with a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Overall a little on the sweet side but good.
maxwelldeux (4137) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a very clear light amber color with a moderate frothy light tan head on there. Nose is fruity and floral with a noticeable amount of honey coming off it. Taste is moderately bitter, and has a decidedly toasty bite to it. A bit intense, but interesting.
jbruner (2873) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at catch 22 bottle share! Grateful dead beer, coool maan. Pours a clear golden brown with minimal off-white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma and taste are just big malty sweetness, nothing outstanding or memorable. Not bad, but meh.
Koskela (379) - Marysville, California, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cerial comes to mind for this aroma in this clearish light amber color. Special K red berries. Thats the aroma. The taste is not far off either. Sweet and granola up front with an aftertaste of sweet fruit and a slight warmth from the 9%. Its full bodied and tiny carb bubles makes for a nice brew.
andrewje41 (1195) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour at elliott bay pizza. Pours a nice amber color with a swirling foam head and a ton of lace. Very high carb with a lot of sweet malt and honey aroma and flavor. A little soapy and bitter finish. Has some spice, but it’s a little overpowered. Medium body, and grainy. Overall enjoyable. Not bad.