UXO (1135) - CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy medium to deep amber with one finger of dense tan head diminishing gradually to a medium cap, moderate lacing. (4/5) Nose is pine resin, pithy citrus, caramel malt, earthy fruit. (8/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderately strong bitter. (8/10) Medium to full body, soft carbonation, strong bitter finish. (4/5)
So in the past couple of days I’ve seen Mikkel redefine pale lager, two students of his redefine pilsner, and now Jeppe is redefining amber ale. I might as well just throw out the damn dictionary. Basically, this is an amber that smells and tastes like a DIPA. I can live with that. (16/20)
RichTheVillan (5501) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy dark brown pour with a thin off white head, caramel and pine nuts aroma, taste has sweet caramel, some fresh hop with pine, a hint of grapefruit, decent stuff but maybe a little too sweet.
Sledutah (6398) - Utah, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Supermarket Liquors
Pours hazy brown with a medium sized beige head and lots of sticky lacing. Aroma of pine, caramel and earthy. Taste is malty, caramel, citrus and pine resin
A nice hoppy Amber
Bootlegger007 (92) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome, appearance was an amber colour of a murky sludge - like hops going for a swim, heavily hopped earthy aroma of grass and fruits, acidic at the back of the throat, such a bitter aftertaste, very enjoyable well balanced heavy ale
GJF (1448) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at sanctuary. Dark pour. A complex beer. It started out a little tart, but smoothed out as it warms. Layers of hop flavor. Finishes bone dry and bitter/slightly burnt flavored
ElManana (1383) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - DEC 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark amber with a little head. Nose is lots of peaches, some banana, hops, very fruity. Lovely aroma. Quite bitter taste, peaches but sweetness added to the mix. Lovely amber ale, very hoppy stuff.
BRW (1752) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Biercab. Copper colour with white head. Mild aroma, mostly floral hops and caramel. Bitter, caramel and floral hops taste. Medium body.
probstblueribbon (3504) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from BOTW (Rochester), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Deep copper with floaties and a full reddish-tan head.
Aroma: Strong peppery, dank, dark hops, nice rich caramel/toffee malt, so peppery and dank.
Palate: Medium+ body, fairly soft carbonation
Flav.: More of the same...very spicy and peppery, dank, caramel, toffee and burnt sugar, blood orange too; off-dry with big bitterness and a long, richly malty and peppery finish.
Turboninja (353) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong, bit too sweet and bold aroma with peach, caramel and floral hops. Dark brown/orange with light natural white head. Strong taste with peach, mango, pine and caramel. The amount of hops changes the taste to somewhat sweet and also palate feels like soft sugary ball rolling in your mouth. Medium taste spectrum and looong aftertaste with pine and guess...hops. Full/medium palate with medium/low carbonation. Slightly watery on background. Overall, bit too sweet, other vice perfect!
Brandman (2540) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark mahogany body, offwhite head. Cookie caramel malt, some herbal dark hoppiness. Flavour is intense, much hops and malts.