SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 20, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Brewpub. Dark gold/light amber with a white head. Very ESB-like. Buttery aroma and flavor. Mild hop finish. Smooth with fruity undertones.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear bright orange in color - this ain’t no amber. Muted aroma with faint traces of malt sacks and orange rind. Carbonation bomb recedes to a triumph of bitterness over malts. Some caramel and rye elements. This beer is the very definition of why ambers have a bad name. Acidic, yeast bite aftertaste.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden body. Dried apricot heavy sweetness in the aroma. Sweet caramelly flavor with just a hint of stemmy hops. Unoffensive and boring flavor, really only bringing that sweet caramel to the table.
argo0 (12924) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear orange body with small white head. Aroma is mild -- some sweetness and fruit. Taste is medium grassy, some floral, hint of fruit (apricot), medium sweet. Finish is minimally grassy.