Leighton (18720) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours mostly clear amber with a creamy, off-white topping. The nose holds ripening citrus fruits, melon, bready malts. Light sweet flavour with grainy bread, some leafy hops, old citrus. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Sweet finish with some toasted grains, light earthy and leafy bitterness, orange rind. Mediocre.
Theydon_Bois (17239) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2016
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Keg at the brewpub, 01/02/16.
After enjoying the amber I couldn’t wait to get stuck into the wheat ale and a red juan at that !!!
Golden amber with reddish hues topped with a light beige head.
Nose is does not carry much, not offensive, just a lack of action ...airy malt, faint caramel, grain.
Taste comprises fresh air, just nothing doing, touch of bread and light caramel.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
A glass of nothingness!
mR_fr0g (9538) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft a the the brewpub. Hazed reddy amber coloured pour with a lasting greyish frothy. Aroma is toasted nutty, earthy, nutty, dirty grains. Hint of smoke. Flavour is semi sweet, dirty biscuit grains, chalky, toast, tangy berry. Palate is chalky, mineral, highish carbonation.
phaleslu (9425) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2016
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy amber with an off-white head that leaves sloppy lace in the glass and settles into a thick ring. Notes of toast, wheat, caramel, earth, and leaves. Light-medium bodied, with moderate to medium carbonation and a malty mouthfeel that is also plagued by the same chalky mineral character in the other beers. They’re all like basic homebrew, really, with the same minor off note.
Ferris (12904) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft - Slight vegetal notes and toasted malts. Clear copper with a rich beige head. Light caramel and a touch of bitterness.
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 2, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Downtown Joes. Light amber in color with some thick khaki foam. Bready malt and a bunch of toast. Sort of caramel and toffee forward as well. Hop profile is pretty grassy. Decent enough malt flavor and sweetness. Mild hops, both flavor and bitterness. A light earthiness. It’s not too bad...for your typical brewpub amber ale, anyway.
VsXsV (3968) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2016
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draught at Downtown Joe’s Napa. Almost clear amber liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel, earth, light grain, toffee and raw sugar. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of caramel malt and earth. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Bit astringent and grainy. Yuck.
djd07 (10539) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy copper with medium off white head that lasts. The aroma is faint wheat and bread. Thin mouth, wheat, toffee, sweet, light finish, decent.
Homer321 (4318) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at source. Grainy aroma with light caramel. Hazy red with minimal. Taste is a bland caramel with not much else. Some peppery notes in the finish
JulienHuxley (5640) - Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewpub. Lightly hazy amber-copper pour lacy white head. Aroma is malty, light toasted notes, caramel, wheat. Taste is grainy, red malt. Palate is med-light bodied with good carbonation.