JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle from the brewery - had this a couple of times but haven’t gotten around to rating it. Pours a hazy copper color with medium sized light tan head. Aroma is bready and toasty, with light caramel and dry toast, a faint hint of orange peel. Flavor has a firm malty backbone, with medium caramel, toasty notes, and a bit of dry oak. Finish is balanced. This is alright but nothing amazing.
gsmitty80 (2128) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty standard amber that doesnt do too much to differentiate itself from other easy drinking ambers. That being said it is not bad.
latitude48 (18) - - SEP 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very malty, starts really well, but the taste falls off dramatically. The low alcohol content makes this feel very light.
ajnepple (4074) - Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at the Denver Taproom. Orange to amber and lightly hazy in appearance with a lacy, light tan head. Malty aroma with notes of bread, toffee and caramel malt. Similar flavor, pretty clean, smooth, straightforward amber ale with a medium body. Solid.
Itzjerm (1848) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice vanilla flavor. And aroma with a grain flavor. Malty. Nice head. For abv average.
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NachlamSie (3060) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from the brewery. Pours a solid shade of amber with a tall, rocky, bubbly off white head. The aroma is grassy and citrusy with notes of lozenges. Malts are nice, providing a biscuit and caramel balance. Palate is on the lighter side of the style, but the carbonation is nice and the sweeter flavors give an impression of a fuller mouthfeel. The flavor is well balanced with refreshing bitterness countered by hints at bread, caramel and a distinct nuttiness and toast. It’s not particularly exciting, though the hints at almonds in the finish are a welcome surprise. This is clean and sessionable though.
biirusaikou (1494) - - SEP 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite a mild amber ale, mostly caramel and light citrus hops, clean finish. Easy drink but fairly boring.
Brigadier (3325) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle
An affordable amber ale with an eyecatching label, this was one of those beer that I had to buy just for the name alone. This excellent release has a unique American approach yet still remains accessible. If you are a fan of cycling at all grab a bottle for yourself.
Aroma / Appearance - The creamy caramel base is the color of melted Twix watered down so it does not stick to the glass. A gentle vanilla head adds pleasing depth. Melted caramel, chocolate, caramel, and fresh but rusty hops give it the earthy smell of a cyclocross course the day after a heavy rain and just prior to the first race.
Flavor / Palate - Chocolate and caramel release waves of refreshing lightness. A malt driven beer, it takes a few seconds to leave its payload in the throat. When it does a light earthy bitterness blossoms then fades like a morning dew. This goes into my recommended list for sharing with people who are making the transition to craft beer as an affordable alternative to mass produced swill.
Barreras (1361) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - NOV 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clean copper color with a caramel malt aroma. Taste is of clean malt mixed with a slight citrus hops. A lasting minimal bitterness/IBU after the swallow. An easy drinking beer which lacks some complex flavors.
stevoj (3106) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malt dominates in this beer, dark amber/brown with beige creamy head. Aroma is caramel, sweet malt. Taste is similar, smooth and rich with nice silky mouthfeel. Nicely done.
DiarmaidBHK (3850) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Utah Liquor Store. Pouts amber with a thin khaki head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Not much on the nose. Creamy and malty on the tongue. Finishes clean. A stair stepper beer.