Zeswaft (1438) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2006 This is a great beer. Strong citrus hops in aroma and flavor. Kind of dark murky copper color with a nice frothy head. Above average amber ale....Rerate... a little less intense, more watery, and more soapy tasting.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this one on draught in Dundee, Illinois. A somewhat dissapointing product from Emmetts. Deep reddish color, thick head, somewhat hoppy but mostly just a sweet-sour taste that I didn’t really get into. Your standard average Amber but that’s not what I’ve come to expect from this place.
frankenkitty (1963) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper-colored with an unending, large, creamy head. Pleasantly hopped aroma was grapefruit, orange and pine. Hoppiness continued in the flavor providing a moderate bitterness throughout the tasting and left a dry, fruity finish. Unevenly balanced, bumping up the malts would make it truly delicious.
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StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Palatine location. Sweet and hoppy - this smells great. Orange glow. Tastes like a pale ale, but it’s pretty straightforward. Smokey-rye quality. Good stuff.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2005 This is a neat drink. I’m not a big fan of ambers (a middle-of-the-road ale at best of times, to me), but I was pleasantly surprised by this clear, deep amber brew with a lofty off-white head. The aroma was controlled by some heavy duty floral hopping backed by a richly sweet malt scent. Very lively in the mouth, this tasted of sweet caramel malts beneath a heartily hopped bitter floral flavor. It finishes on a lingering bitter taste. Good stuff.
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JMerritt (1867) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cherry-wood colored with a medium/large off-white head. Hopped, spicy aroma full of caramel and toffee. Rather high hoppiness, with underlying caramel malts, ginger, and candi sugar. Lightly syrupy.
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
begining is sweet and malty, but comes off a little lacking in the finish. still solid though.
becksgenius (110) - Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Once again the floral hops are the key here. Its indicative of all thier brews. the hops is a large component of each of thier brews.