Meilby (8038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ E.J. Phair Brewing Co. and Alehouse, Concord, CA
Pours cloudy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, pine, hop pellets and grass. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long biscuit, pine and bitter finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (13945) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at E.J Phair Concorde pub. An unclear orange-brown beer with a small, dense off-white head leaving lacings. Pine, citrusy aroma with caramel and some sweeties notes. Itís full bodied and pleasantly carbonated, with flavors of sweet caramel kept under control by bitterness and hoppy flavors. A bit short finish, else a quite decent one. 13080807
Geokkjer (5967) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours amber with an off white head . Aroma of floral and some fruity hops , malt and some herbal notes. Flavor is sweet and bitter with some malt, berries and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.
bfslovick (2) - Pittsburg, California, USA - AUG 6, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thin head, good lacing, hoppy forward ale w/ roasted malt Carmel finish. Lots of character & personality.
joeneugs (3416) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Tap 25. It pours an amber color with a tan/orange head. The aroma has berries and some tropical fruit with solid malt background. The flavor is toasty with some earthy bitter hops and pine. Nice finish. A good, flavorful amber.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Catoís Ale House in Oakland. Arrived a dark reddish amber with a moderate creamy head. Aroma of toasty malts floral hops and citrus. Crisp hop dominant flavors, balanced by robust malts featuring toasty and light caramel notes, spicy citrus, grapefruit rind finish. Medium body and assertive carbonation.
brstp (201) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Iím not sure this is the right one but from the other reviews seem similar to my experience. Labeled a "hoppy red", lots of caramel in the nose, citrus hops. Color is a nice reddish brown, no head poured. Quite sweet caramel followed by sourish grapefruit, pretty thick MF, some pine, dry finish.
DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draft: E.J. Phair Alehouse in Concord, CA) This is a pretty big and hoppy amber, balanced from start to finish, caramely and moderately sweet, with a moderately bitter non-citrusy hops that provides quite the bite in the finish. The caramely malt is sweet without seeming sugary. The nose is mostly hoppy, but not citrusy, and a light caramel aroma sits in the background. Medium "plus" in body, even in the finish, and the hops gives the beer some crispness on the palate. Pretty much a straight amber color. Large, creamy, light tan head takes many minutes to settle to a thin, yet still full layer, and as Iím drinking the beer, a dense curtain of lace is left on the entire surface of the pint glass. Though alcohol is typical for the style, this really seems like a big amber, certainly bigger, more flavorful, and with more body than the typical amber. Very solid amber.
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Called a hoppy amber. Dark amber with a beige head. Some citrus hop aroma. Flavor of citrus (grapefruit), some pine with malt backing. Some caraeml and earthy biscuit flavors as well. Easy to drink.