kramer (4942) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap, at brewery, RBWG 2010. Pours a mostly clear amber body with a small fizzy off-white head. The nose is light caramel and toasty malt with a minimal note of hops. The flavor is slightly sweet caramel and toasty malt with a little bit of a husky earthiness on the finish. Just a light hint of hops. Lighter bodied with a touch of graininess and soft carbonation. Pretty forgettable Amber, but then again, most are.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from a BA trade - thanks, Stephen! Fairly vibrant pour, with a creamy head and a bright body. Soft grassy hops are detectable in the nose, thank goodness, because otherwise there’s not much to it. Somewhat thick mouthfeel seems to work well, and again there’s a bit of a hop bite to give some life to the fairly standard malt profile. Not bad.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Dunedin at RBWG 2010 bus tour. Pours a medium amber - clear with a decent head. Aroma is caramel, nuts, toast, but has solvent and chlorine- like they didn’t rinse the lines, or glass or something got into the beer? Flavor is light chemical, caramel malts, toffee, old earth hops, earth, flory and light sweetness- something was off in this one though.
octo (22) - USA - APR 7, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
see through red, creamy looking head, smells bready and kind of metallic, tastes tart, biscuity, kind of hoppy and metallic. eh.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: March 12, 2010
Appearance: hazy dark amber, fine off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma, floral hops, light breadyness
Flavor: sweet bready malt flavor, light balancing hops, touch of bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
smith4498 (3025) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft @ the brewpub during RBWG weekend. Pours amber color with white head. Caramel malt aroma. Sweet fruity and bready flavors. Medium body with average carbonation.
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft at redlight redlight. pours a light very reddish amber with a white lacy head. the nose is pretty malty with subtle hints of hay and grain with a just a little hint of resinous hops though i would like to see all these notes be a lot bolder. The flavor is even weaker with a much too thin mouthfeel. drinkable and even a little crisp but not very impressive.
rbrazell (1646) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amberwith a bubbly white head. Honey, caramel, malt and bread. Boring but very drinkable.
jjuf1853 (1238) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours a clear reddish color with an off-white head and tons of lacing along the glass. Fairly malty aroma. Nice roasted caramel malt flavor with a decent amount of hop bitterness in the finish. Good balance between the malt and hops.
drowland (6033) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle (2009) into a pint glass. The pour is not-so-clear red with a big head (don’t straight pour this one for long). The aroma is caramel and light roasted malts. The flavor is chocolate, roasted malts, some caramel, and a touch of hop and coffee in the finish.