nimbleprop (6865) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Darker color than other amber ales with a slim white head. Color is closer to a porter than an amber. The flavor is malty with slight hints of fruit. Very clean on the palate with a slightly bitter finish. This beer is missing something though and too subtle to be as touted as it was.
aracauna (3399) - Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with red highlights. Caramel maltiness and some hops in the aroma. Lightly sweet and malty flavor. The flavor lingers.
themadmumis (347) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - JUL 15, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Server compared this to a Killian’s Draught. Yeah, not like a Killian’s but quite a distinctive Amber Ale with a relatively full body. The second best staple beer DuClaw offers (behind Venom), Misfit Red is a superb American Brew that represents a well rounded palate. Great choice for people who are starting to try something else besides macros.
MrAndo (39) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 8, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Tap at DuClaw, a very red beer in the look and taste. the beer has a noice hop and malt balence, and is definetly my favorite of the non sesonal DuClaw beers. A little bit of a bitter taste at the end, not from the hops, it is just there, can’t really explain it.
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
It is amber. Flavor of lightly roasted malt, little-no flavor hops, light, clean bitter finish. Nothing too challenging, probably the choice for those who want something a little more complex than the kangaroo.
bu11zeye (12517) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours an amber body with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of grain and caramel. Flavor of toasted malt, mild hops, and caramel with a creamy mouthfeel.
jcwattsrugger (11854) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours an offwhite head with red color. Aroma is malty. Taste is nice balance of malt then hops. Slight flat bite. Good effervescence.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice-sized draught sample at the Bel Air location. Dark amber with a small touch of lasting head....faint nose offers traces of dry oregano, woody hops and dusty dried caramel....nice sweet, full but never cloying mouthfeel, caramel and light toasted malts, wet loamy soil and minerals (lime, chalk), biscuity and drier as it warms with reminiscences of sugar cookies at hand....low carbonation. Very much above average for style, if only the nose were more expressive....
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clean, medium amber color with a somewhat sticky, off-white head. Subtle carmel nose with some even more subtle fruits. Flavors are sweet carmel malts but with an earthy twist. Some grassy hops are also hidden in there a little with a sweet, malty finish. Better than expected.
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My take on "The Best Beer in Baltimore" tag is that this is a good step for macro drinkers looking to move toward higher quality beer. And thumbs up to giving props to a local brewer. Nothing overpowering, yet enough in flavor, body & balance to rate fairly and enjoy a few.