novels (342) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amazing red ale with a healthy serving of hops and fizz. Awesome label on the bottle, too. A real treat.
AWISLguy (668) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Comet Cafe. Pours brownish red with a tan head leaving nice lacing. Aroma has fruits, nuts, sweet caramel with some wood. Taste is of sweet dark fruits, heavy malt, tangy citrus. Slightly sour. Syrupy and heavy, a bit rough. Finishes sweet and sour with some length. Very tasty and - as ever with GL - seems very true to style.
DCLawyer (687) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Reddish amber. Citrus, hops, and malt are well-balanced. Nice moderate bitterness.
wmubronco1992 (518) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a red amber. Medium sized off white head that is long lasting and diminishes to a filmy finish. Sweet caramel aroma. Flavor is of slightly sweet hops. Some lacing. I was expecting this to be big and bold, but really it wasn’t. There was a really nice delicate balance between sweet and bitter. Very nice. My only disappointment is that I only bought a single.
keanex (786) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On-tap at Applebees in Hammonton.
Appearance: Clear red body with a dense tan head that has great retention.
Aroma: The aroma is faint of malts and pine.
Taste: Light malts giving a sweet backing with a nicely balanced pine bitterness.
Palate: Medium body and carbonation.
Overall: Good red ale with good balance.
camborne (293) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel nose. Very unique flavor. Toasted undertones . One of the most interesting beers I have tried. Can’t tell if I hate it or love it
kidmartinek (2453) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red hued deep amber color. Moderate lacing. Rye aroma. Balanced malt and hop flavor. Full bodied but sessionable. Hides the high abv very well. A great beer.
Leafs93 (1377) - Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours reddish amber with a tan head. Aroma is spice, pine, caramel and some roast. Taste is more bitter with creeping sweetness. Medium bodied and very smooth. Could drink these all night as the alcohol is well hidden.
dalekliz (776) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber-brown with a white head and lots of lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, yeast, sugar, and a bit of bitter hops. A little cardboard-like. Taste is sharp and sweet, of malt, sugar, hops. Lingering hoppy malt. Decent.
steelers (35) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a glass. Pours clear /dark red with a very thick tan head that leaves lots of lacing Floral and citrus hops are overwhelming.:.: Light sweetness balanced by a bitterness that balances nicely, but doesn’t overwhelm. Palate: Medium-full body, creamy texture, medium carbonation, soft finish. Overall: this beer is, bitter but it’s really well balanced and even handed. This beer is lacking bready and malty characteristics as I remembered from last fall. Sweetness is very light.