TAR (2627) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brew No. 874 Interesting aroma which includes phenols, caramel, hint of perfumey hops, and some woodiness. Perfect level of carbonation. Hazelnut and crystal malt flavors. Finishes with more phenolic notes and a wonderful malt structure. More like an amber ale/pale ale mix. Nevertheless, about as good as a beer in this style range can get.
Bockyhorsey (2626) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one had an aroma of peanuts. Darker amber body with good tan head and lacing. Had a good mix of nuts and dry hops to it. Was a smooth and easy drinking beer.
ABUSEDGOAT (2539) - California, USA - AUG 22, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly darker amber color. Aroma is earth, grain, grass, toast, bread. Medium to light bodied, quite drinkable and clean. Nicely put together, but nothing makes it stand out... but then again it’s an amber so whatever.
jcr (2517) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thought this was above average when it came to flavor for an amber ale. Aroma of malts — breads, earth, leather and yeast. The flavor was all malt with a slight bitterness and slightly tart aftertaste. Thin body with nice carbonated mouthfeel.
joet (2509) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 16, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a good beer to sit with. Very good presentation with a copper head, mild aromas of malt and vine, with a surprising and explosive flavor of apples, carmel. This finishes long and bitter. One of the smaller but better breweries in Central/Northern California.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Darker red-amber with a lasting beige head. Mostly malty, nutty aroma with some almost tea-like darker crystal malt. There is also a somewhat odd doughy, yeast character that may be working with some not-quite-fresh hops to make an interesting though not necessarily bad aromatic aspect. The flavor is similar, with a medium malty sweetness and modest hops in the finish adding a lightly floral, bitter touch. Medium bodied with smooth carbonation. This is okay but not great, and I’m surprised how much better the dry-hopped version is at the brewpub.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is clear amber with a thin tan head...generic citric aroma...slightly sweet fruity flavors with grapefruit bitterness in the end...
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Zeitgeist, San Francisco, 27th March 09, with Phyllis. Hazy darkish amber. Toffee malt flavour, decent.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a dark orange brown with a thick lasting white head. Malty aroma, Malty flavour, but not as sweet as one would expect from the label. A lekker hop tinge and a lasting all over the tongue finish.
illidurit (2279) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a pint glass. Clear reddish brown with a sticky beige head. Tangy citrus aroma with bready brown malts. Flavor is toasted wheat bread with orangey hops, maybe some caramel. Rather light. Mouthfeel is average in every way. Drinkable but boring.