redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Toast and caramelized malts on the nose with traces of chocolate. Pours dark red amber with a thick off white head. Sweet and toasted malts upfront with hints of an earthy bitterness but finishes relatively sweet.
BeerandBlues2 (11471) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 1, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear tawny with a large, rocky beige head, long retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast and caramel malt, earthy and floral hops with dates. Flavor is toast and caramel malt, light earthy and floral hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation.
Travlr (18608) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Clear amber color, medium off white head. Aroma of fruity caramel. Taste is malty with stone fruit. Decent.
altonbrownd (4811) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can in Tokyo with Jan-Hein. One of the better ones. Copper body. Nose sweet, hoppy. Taste maltier and sweet. Lots of floral notes. Quite well-balanced and enjoyable.
Barreras (1417) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - OCT 4, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear amber color with a malt aroma. Taste is a little breast with a light malt flavor. Aftertaste is dry with no distinct bitterness.
mrjez (245) - Osaka, JAPAN - SEP 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
L: pours a deep amber red with smallish off-white head, a tiny bit of lacing.
S: decent amber ale malt sweetness, hint of caramel, hop and sugar.
T: not bad flavour of malt, raspberry jubes, caramelised sugar. A tad sweet but enough balance to be enjoyed.
F: got watery quickly at the end, not much bitterness.
O: the only half-decent budget amber I know in Japan, and good every now and then.
borre_m (879) - NORWAY - JUL 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep clear amber, beautiful colour. Aroma is balanced, malts and hops. Taste is slightly hoppy, a slight watery finish.
mansquito (4644) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Some Japanese store: Pours amber with a whitish head. Aroma is light caramel and mediocre amber ale smell (if you know, then you know, if not, then you don’t). Taste is old caramel and some nondeScript bitterness. Sugary aftertaste. Very mediocre.
ekstedt (6232) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can (35 cl), courtesy of Ingo. Clear copper, medium white head. Caramelly and malt aroma with some burnt sugar, some floral hops. Medium bodied, mediumm carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness.
gnoff (9269) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
350 ml can, thanks to Ingo! Sampled on June 12, 2015.
Clear copper color, smallish teal head. Malty sweet scent. Malty, a bit thin taste. Sort of thin mouthfeel, low bitterness.
willisread (1562) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 12, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can from Daiei in Himonya. Drank from the can. Light resiny pine aromas with faint caramel syrup. Thin body with a watery mouthfeel. Average carbonation. Resin, piney flavors are faint but noticeable, also some grapefruit and a weird cardboard caramel that reminds me of a macro lager. Clean finish that is lightly dry. Refreshing I guess, but not much malt or hop character noticeable. Pretty bland.