TheHopster (680) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle). Nice seasonal selection from Quez XLV. Amber complexion smooth malt with hop balance. Reminds me of an ESB. Easy to session. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Salmoniform (83) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Crystal clear amber hue with fizzy white head that dissipated rather quickly. Aroma is malty, caramel, hay, chocolate, sugary, resiny hop, citrus, melon. Mouthfeel is a fantastic balance of medium body and carbonation which is very smooth. Very sweet initially with a nice hop bitterness that follows. Slight CO2 and good bitterness in the finish really round out well. Overall, this is a really nice play on an ESB. It isnít quite traditional "English" style but the Northwest-style hopping works really well.
mrhoppy (1186) - Santa Clara, California, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A clear golden beer with a thick orangey head. The aroma is sweet malty with grassy notes of hops. The flavor is very malty with notes of newly harvested grain, leading to a dry straw finish.
ttoadee (465) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, light copper pour, creamy but thin head. Nose is malt and hops blended. Lightly bitter. Middle is sweeter; bread with butter that coats the tongue, bananas and soft tropical fruits. Finish shows carbonation and subtle hop exit.
Eberndt (94) - - DEC 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice copper color and happy aroma. Caramel malts are also present with a slight fruit aftertaste. Wife liked it.
wlittle (18) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to glass at room temp. Pours a deep copper colour and has a citrus aroma. Slightly hopped and very drinkable.
GL2814 (322) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hints of orange citrus and bread blend with the caramel malts to make a tasty beer.
Chadski4 (31) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty, biscuity aroma with a deep reddish copper color. Aberage seasonal with a little bite in the palate.
Ericular (387) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear dark amber with decent head that lasts a little while. Not much lacing, but this looks great at first. Aroma is sweet with caramel and a little citrus. Taste is moderately sweet with some citrus in the middle, and a pleasant aftertaste with just a touch of hop bitterness. Fades pretty quickly and leaves you wanting more. Super drinkable.
jonnyguns (691) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at metlife stadium. Clear copper pour. Nose has floral hops and biscuit. Sweet caramel malt finish. Thin body. Not too bad
boxofrane (1718) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2013 Draft at beer fest. Pours clear copper with a medium sized off white head. The aroma is light floral. The taste is medium bitter with a nice sweet finish. Decent brew but could use more hop presence.