brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden orange pour with a white head. Lemon, grass, and sweet grain on the aroma. Some hints of yeast, metallic notes, and some damp straw. Tastes of bread, grain, lemon peel, and grass. Lightly metallic on the palate, some weak floral hop notes, and very light bitterness on the finish.
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is rather innocuous. The beer has a vague malty-yeasty character with a light spiciness. Finishes with a light alcohol note. An ok take on a strong ale, but nothing I feel like seeking out again. This one was brewed at Mendocino.
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lightish color in glass. Nose and taste is strong alcohol and bitter. Rated 8/21/03
bhensonb (14178) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 6, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sort of a light spicy, citrus aroma. Golden color like a lager, with a frothy white head that almost laces. The spice becomes definitely noticeable as the glass approaches the lips. Thin. Fizzy. Nice floral notes, something of breadiness, and a bitter that is mild but florally attractive. Not really all that citrusy, but the spice notes appear in the finish. It is rather light, especially for an amber, but it is rather tasty.
Tmoney99 (13622) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 12 oz from TraderJoe’s. Cloudy golden amber with a medium white head that diminshed quickly. Soft malty sweet aroma. Light to medium body. Medium malt and hop flavor with a small bitter finish. Tasted once.
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2006
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(12oz bottle) Clear golden body with white head. Aroma is medium sweet, fruity. Taste is moderately sweet, cereal, some peach syrup, alcohol laden. Medium body, some stickiness.
DSG (12189) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 17, 2015
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at troubles’s place. Thanks Stas. Clear golden. Oxidized aroma with malt, honey, caramel, cardboard, alcohol. Sweet flavor, oxidized, with malt, cardboard, honey, caramel, and a bitter stale hops finish with a bit of alcohol. Medium-bodied.
Drake (11961) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Trader Joe’s in Short Pump/Glen Allen, VA.
Pours a clear orange-ish pale amber with a medium head, low
retention and moderate lacing. Grainy malt aroma with some slight
caramel and fruity notes. Taste is caramel, pear and some stone
fruits. Not much bitterness. Medium body.
hopdog (11681) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with ughsmash (thanks!). Poured a medium and clear golden/amber color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of spiciness, citrus, and biscuity. Tastes of the same. Thinner body. Boring.
Dogbrick (11654) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to Darkover for the trade. Orange-amber color with a very thin off-white head and very little lacing. Light caramel malt aroma. Thin-bodied with astringent hops and alcohol at the forefront with not enough malt to balance it out. The finish does contain some sweetness but the underlying bitterness throws the whole thing off. Overall this is pretty much the same quality as the other Trader Joe’s beers I have tried.