b3shine (5127) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to taster. Looks solid; a transparent amberish orange with thin off-white lacing. Smells malty first and hoppy second with a pretty sweet backbone. Tastes like it smells, only not as sweet. Average on the palate. Okay, but forgettable.
tnkw01 (1016) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark amber color. Great massive head that slowly went away. Taste was very malty and very hoppy at the same time. Powerful flavor. Aroma was hoppy.
Strykzone (4781) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. A HUGE beige foam jumped up from the Spiegelau and oh so slowly subsided. A fruity aroma with malts and spice. First sip brings nice bitterness and tart citrus. Caramel malts. Fruit is there but is under the hops and the malts. Rye spice comes at the finish. This is a nice beer and one that I would expect the ABV to be a little higher.
SpringsLicker (3114) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear deep amber body that hold a generous off-white head.
Clean caramel aroma.
Sweet on the front with some bitterness to balance.
No real hop flavor.
Yawn, another amber ale.
AirForceHops (2939) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy of queenholly. Another over carbonated bottle that had to be poured real slow… Aroma is pleasant citrus hops and caramel. Flavor is caramel and notes of toffee with Earthy piney hops. Bitterness lasts for a medium duration. If they get the carbonation right this will be very nice indeed!
nearbeer (3584) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Clear amber with a small covering of creamy bubbles. Aroma of earthy toffee and leaf. Front taste is toffee with some dark toast and orange. Toasted pecan and earthy, leafy hop show up in the middle and finish strong to strike a nice balance. Light-medium body is smoothly carbonated and lightly chewy.
maxwelldeux (3450) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a moderate off-white head on it. Nose has some hay and toasting elements to it with just a hint of hops at the end. Taste is a decently malty throughout, with some hop bitterness coming through at the end. OK.
decaturstevo (4851) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber pour with off white head. Aroma is caramel malt and floral hops. Flavor is sweet caramel malt and a light to medium bitter floral/perfumy bitter finish. Medium bodied and fizzy. A doughy like finish followed by a pretty nice bitter finish. As this beer goes on the doughy thing comes forward.
bluejacket74 (1263) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a mostly clear reddish/amber color with about an inch frothy tan head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. The brew smells like toasted and bready malt, caramel, nuts, and some herbal/spicy hops. Taste is mostly like the aroma, but with the addition of some citrusy hops and dark bread flavors. There’s also a good amount of hoppy bitterness in this brew. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it’s smooth and has low/moderate carbonation. Also easy to drink. It’s one of the better amber ales I’ve had recently. I wouldn’t mind trying this one again in the future. $2.49 a single.
thedm (4920) - Fort Wayne, USA - APR 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a softly carbonated transparent red brown colored body. The mild aroma was bready and dough. The bubbly mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering aftertaste. The bubbly flavor contained notes of bread dough. Not one that I would likely drink again why to bubbly/carbonated for my taste.