anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Anthony’s Micro Pub and Pizza, Harrisburg, PA. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty aroma with weak sour hints. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.
argo0 (11635) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(12oz bottle) Clear amber body with medium off-white head that mostly diminishes. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some earthy, light raisin, toffee. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, earthy, light raisin. Watery light-medium body, some creaminess.
bhensonb (11491) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from John’s Marketplace in Portland, OR. Dark amber color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is slightly roasted caramel over some sort of hoppiness. Medium body with coarse, fizzy carbonation. Flavor is somewhat bready caramel with very mild hop spiciness. Finish is a contrast of harsh roasted malt and spicy hop. Good drink, but a bit less than overwhelmingly tasty.
jcwattsrugger (11215) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
GBof A PA-on tap-pours an off white head and gold color. Aroma is sweet malt, flat/bitter-hops. Taste is sweet malt, flat/bitter-hops. OK effervescence.
Tmoney99 (11063) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Belo Vino. Poured a clear deep amber with an average rocky off-white head that diminished very slowly with fair lacing. Medium sweet malty and hoppy aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Moderate sweet flavor with an average bittersweet finish of medium duration.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Date: January 03, 2010
Source: Tasting, Cellar Ticker
Appearance: hazy amber, fine beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: dry malt aroma, touch of caramel sweetness, drying earthyness
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, balancing earthyness, hint of smokey peat, light bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
Lubiere (10438) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A lightly hazed amber ale with a thin creamy white head. A sweet caramel aroma with light vinous notes, and warming alcohol. In mouth, a good caramel malt base with some decent British hopping, not floral or citrusy, warming alcohol finish. Bought at Party Source Fall 2006.
Ratman197 (10192) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, toasted malt and earthiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, toasted malt, earthiness and brown sugar with a crisp lingering bittersweet finish.
BeerandBlues2 (10050) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Mellow Mushroom Oxford. Pours clear dark gold with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and nutty malt, dates, light peat notes and cooked apples. Flavor is malt dominant with dark fruits, light hops and faint bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium to light body and medium carbonation.
hopscotch (9489) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle... Hazy, amber ale with a large, frothy, off-white head. Great retention. Soapy, fruity nose with notes of pear, fruitcake and sour apple. Whispers of nutmeg, cinnamon and maybe allspice. The flavor is very Flemish. Not sure what to make of this, but I do like a certain degree of sourness. Underripe apple? Medium-bodied and creamy with lively carbonation. Tart, dry finish. Probably an infected bottle. However, if so (probably so), it actually added some flavor to an otherwise bland ale.