rbrazell (1698) - Florida, 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 (1301) - 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 (7887) - 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.
Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an opaque reddish brown with a creamy off-white head. Straightforward balance of hops and malt. Dry finish. Decent overall.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle courtesy of markwise poured into a pint glass.
Pours a deep, clear reddish amber with a huge fluffy white head that shows excellent retention and lacing. A really solid-looking amber.
The is fairly straight forward for the style with some lightly toasted sweet caramel malts and a hint of light fruits in the nose. There are some toasted grains as well.
The taste is more of the same with a hint of sweet fruits on top of the toasted malts. There is a toasted bread and grain character that shows up throughout the taste and the finish is fairly sweet with some grassy hops thrown in.
The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied for the style with plenty of carbonation.
This is a very drinkable if not complex amber. The flavors are fairly subdued and there is an ever-so-slight sour twinge that takes away from things a little bit.
alexsdad06 (9148) - Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from moose3285. Pours a clear deep amber color with a large creamy off white head. The aroma is a nice blend of mildly sweet bready malts and earthy hops. Smooth creamy mouthfeel that has a good balance of mildly sweet malt with a finish that is crisp and bitter. I was not expecting much and came away surprised. This is better than most ambers I have come across recently.
thirdeye11 (6074) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle thanks to Swalden28) pours a beautiful red with good head and nice lacing. Nose of sweet caramel, but it is not in the taste. I love the hop profile on this one and it’s quite well balanced.
bu11zeye (12757) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2010 (Draught and 12oz bottle, courtesy of Swalden28) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, pine, grass, grain, and herbs. Flavor of caramel malt, grain, and mild hops (grass, light citrus, herbal).
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle thanks to swalden28. poured an amber with a white head. aroma of caramel and grains. flavor was the same. light body.
mar (5260) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to swalden28. amber with a cream head. slight hops with a caramel aroma. not bad on the palate with a citrusy hop flavor that finishes with caramel.