omhper (20758) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nut brown. Full bodied, oily, aromatic and bitter.
Travlr (15190) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the Pourhouse. Clear golden color, medium off white head. Aroma of straw and caramel. Taste is peppery and sweet hay.
Oakes (13293) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2000
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A rather unusually caramel-tasting bitter, but quite good.
bhensonb (12171) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Oak Tree. Pours amber with a creamy/bubbly beige head. Aroma of burnished malt, floral, and perhaps a hint of diacetyl. Perhaps. Med body. Flavor is malt, floral hop, and something suggesting butterscotch. It is certainly more bitter than not. Nothing really wrong here, it just doesn’t make any strong statements.
argo0 (11980) - Washington DC, USA - APR 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber body topped by a smallish beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, earthy/floral, some toffee/caramel. Taste is mild up front, before opening up into a very tasty mix of earthy, caramel, toffee, and floral. Light-medium body.
jcwattsrugger (11367) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle-pours an off white head. Color is amber. Tastes malty, good carbonation. Finishes slightly bitter.
Ratman197 (10922) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small but long lasting off white head. Aromas of bread, carmel and toffee. Palate was medium bodied and a bit dry. Flavors of carmel, bread and toffee with a slightly bitter finish. This is a very malty beer, I hardly notice any hops.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2009
Date: October 17, 1998
Source: Brewfest, Real Ale Festival
Aroma: sweet carmel malt and aeromatic hop aroma
Body: medium body
Flavor: slightly sweet malt flavor with a slight hop balance, low bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
Lubiere (10873) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber ale with a nice caramel nose, and some citrus. Nice maltiness , but agian not very bitter, as the hops do not come out very well.
BeerandBlues2 (10616) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is cereal and meal malt, biscuit notes, pear esters and earthy hops. Flavor is malt forward with medium hops and bitterness, and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.