maekchu (2243) - Hirakata, JAPAN - OCT 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Dig Beer Bar, Beer Cats Osaka Party event. Not much in the nose, some toasty maltiness maybe. Good roast malt initial, moderate bittering, with some bite to it. Not a lot of "red" character. Okay, but not much going on here.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2270) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Dig Bar. It pours a reddish amber with a malt forward caramel/toffee aroma. Medium bodied with a zesty mouthfeel. The taste is a satisfying malt caramel with a green bitter hop bite.
gsmitty80 (1831) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was a nice red ale and a very good offering. Bold bitey flavor and a deep red pour.
slowrunner77 (6022) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Nicely balanced caramel and fruity malt with lightly critic and tart fruity hops. I donít think the bottle I had was terribly fresh, and this was still pretty nice for an amber/pale. Iíd get again."
Niall73 (1861) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
At brewery bar. Pours reddy amber with a white head. Very little aroma. Light body, medium carbonation. A little wood, caramel, orange... Thin and pretty dull all in all.
whoisghost (78) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Burnt orange/copper colour with a slightly off white head. Big upfront scent of citrus and sweet toffee. Tastes a bit light on for a red, but then, it Is only a 5.6% which is a little less than the style usually produces. Iím tasting a slight hint of citrus hops but none of the promised-from-the-scent toffee. Smooth finish but a little less dense than Iíd have hoped for. Mild carbonation and some slight bitter end.
decaturstevo (5198) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber pour. Nice rich citrus hops dominate nose. Light caramel malt and citrus hops biscuit with a good finishing bitter medium body with good carbonation
Bulk_Carrier (2225) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy burnt orange color with some light brown edges glowing. The head was about a fingerís worth of white foaminess that dissipated within less than a minute. There was some light speckled lacing.
The smell had a fair amount of caramel malts over coating the citrus hops.
The taste was mainly balanced between the caramel malts and citrus hops - nice sweet to bitter quality going on.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat subdued but trying to show a gentle harshness.
Overall, not a bad beer just not a spectacular one, just one to have when itís available.
Luvystypotables (753) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
An aroma of malt and sour dough. Copper colored not much head. Watery feel with a taste of malt with a malt after taste.
Darkmagus82 (1783) - - JUL 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance Ė The beer pours a deep red-amber color with thick billowy head of just off white foam. The head has a fantastic level of retention, very slowly fading to leave a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell Ė The aroma of the beer is quite massive of a caramel and toffee smell mixed with some lightly toasted malt aromas. Along with these smells comes some lighter earthy and herbal hop aromas, giving a nice balance to the sweet and overall producing a very inviting aroma.
Taste Ė The taste begins much drier then would have been anticipated from the nose with a somewhat direr, lightly roasted bready flavor. There is just a hint of caramel sweetness upfront, which ends up fading quite quickly from the tongue, but is replaced by a light fruit flavor of a pear and apple. These fruit flavors are quite light however and are quickly overshadowed by some hop flavors coming to the tongue. Hop flavors of a pine, grass and earth all come at the middle of the taste, and are joined by a light floral hop taste at the very end. With all the hop flavors that come to the tongue, the low lying sweet flavors, and the consistent toasted bready flavor, one is left with a more dank hopped bready flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel Ė The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side for a brew of only 5.6 % abv with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The thicker body and lower carbonation create a rather creamy feel for the brew, really accentuating the dank hoppy flavors.
Overall Ė A fairly hoppy and drier red with a more dank and musty hop profile. While not super refreshing, it is one that I did enjoy and would be one I would go to from time to time when in the mood for something a little danker hopped and yet still rather more moderate in abv.