stangger (619) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at chow 284. Cloudy deep orange brown. Caramel, sweet malt, brown sugar aroma. Extremely sweet brown sugar, caramel, a mild bite of hoppiness. This is a weird one. , it’s watery, but the sugar makes it palatable. Some almond nuttiness.
BillKismet (3723) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lovely amber hue, ok head. Gentle hop aroma melds well with medium crystal malts. The body is also well balanced between easy hoppyness, and slightly sweet crystal malts with a touch of chewyness. This one has a good body too it and I think the sum amounts to more than the parts. A really solid amber.
katrinaez (1054) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A quality amber. Nice dry start with a lightly sweet finish. Not too hoppy with light malt. Bottle.
FrenchieK (20) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a slightly hazy sparkling amber-orange with a small off-white head. Very sweet aroma of fruit and sugar. Taste is also quite sweet and sugary with some caramel malt, grain, breadiness and very mild hops. Thin bodied.
malvrich (178) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. brown bottle into a halice
A: Very hazy murky dirty tawny pond water color. Small 1/4" haed quickly rose and fell leaving spotty lacing down the glass.
S: Malty smell with earthy hops blending nicely with toffee. Slightly nutty.
T: Caramel malt flavor with toasty bread and a thin sweetness. I do still get and like the earthy hallertau flavor. Tastes kind of watery overall. Not very complex but the beer is very cold. The slight nuttiness from the nose opens up a bit as it warms.Also a faint piney note but too little too late flavorwise to save this from mediocrity.
M: Thin feel and slightly lacking in carbonation, however the sweet note lingers a bit.
O: Really wanted to get into this since it’s certified organic, but nothing wows me here. Reminds me a bit of Bell’s Amber but not as good. The watery feel is a bit of a turnoff.
HippieFee (278) - - FEB 22, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - slight malt flavor with no bitterness. Carmel flavor. Typical Amber style beer.
mcberko (11944) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Fish Tale Brewpub, pours a filthy orange amber with a small white head. Aroma is nearly non-existent, with light bready notes and very subtle hops. Flavour is along the same lines, with dry bready malts and light hops. Boring incarnate - competent but nothing to this.
Ferris (10565) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft - Light caramel malts. Dirty yellow brown with a decent white head. Caramel with a light bitter bite. Simple and nice.
slowrunner77 (8994) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
"has a bit too much of what my buddy calls "dirt malt" for me to really get into this one. spicy hops in the aroma and flavor, enough to balance and then some, but the mix of flavors is so so at best."
Stuedmaster (344) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bomber from Emerald Liquor. Nice colorful label and amusing name, and kudos for being organic. Aroma is spicy, nutty, bread, with slight pine notes. Pours hazy amber/orange with a decent white head and spotty lacing. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter, light and refreshing with enough malt backbone to give it body. The Santiam hops add a spiciness and uniqueness to the flavor. Palate is light to medium body, slick texture, average carb., and balanced finish. It reminds me of a classic British pale ale.
Bulk_Carrier (3347) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUL 27, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a decent hazy looking orange color with a quickly dissipating one finger white foamy head. There was some light lacing that slid into the beer.
The smell had some roasty dried caramel malts that showed some light sweetness. Also, there were some light nuts.
The taste was mainly sweet but also had a decent roasty dried caramel.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a slight watery finish.
Overall, weird beer. I guess it’s just weird beer night. Would I have this again, probably not on purpose but I still could be swayed if I had to.