JPDIPSO (5519) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy to nearly cloudy dark copper color. A few chunks of yeast float about. Initial moderate head that settles to a small lid of tight, tiny, taupe tinted bubbles. Scents of caramel coated pine cones, along with toasted grain bread, and mild herbs. Fairly sweet and caramel-like in the front. Some marzipan and hint of alcohol as well. Touch of toffee as well just before the hops really start to kick in. Citric and pine flavors, and bitterness take the lead into the finish and linger. Acidity amps up in the late finish and linger. This is not your ordinary amber. 7/10
douglas88 (8193) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Paycheck. Pours a dark copper color with a large white head. A light toast and caramel nose. The flavor is caramel, Crystal malts, some citrus. Hmm. Very sweet like a Oktoberfest. OK. Drinkable for sure.
kramer (5772) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours a clear orangish copper with a small wispy off-white head. Lightly malty nose, a touch of vienna and a slight huskiness. Just the lightest hop note. The flavor is on the sweeter side with caramel and vienna malt, some light nobel hops on the back end. Fine fizzy carbonation. Pretty decent.
stevoj (3777) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Brewers Haven. Picking up some Belgian notes right away, yeasty, musty aroma. Would not put this in as an amber, although lots of caramelly malt late on the palate. Cloudy dark amber body with small soapy head. Lingering bitter finish and minor warmth.
SHIG (4386) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 28, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Poured a copper off white head. Very veggie harvest aroma. Taste is hops and malts little veggie.
cblado (298) - Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a nice amber brown color. Slight white head, a bit of lacing. Aroma is caramel malt. Flavor is sweet, with a bitter hops aftertaste. Overall I wasn’t immediately blown away, but then I realized how easily drinkable it is. Definitely worth checking out.
mcberko (13523) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Hale’s, pours a clear copper with a small beige head. Aroma brings out a mix of different hop varietals, with notes of citrus, pine and resin, some bready caramel malt as well. Flavour is both hop and malt heavy, with lots of resinous hops, which then transition to sweet caramel malt. After a while, the malt bill overtakes and leaves a rather high amount of sweetness. Okay, but nothing special.
Capa (2597) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2015 version. Deep Amber with a firm white head. Nice pine and light citrus hops with a good portion of toasted caramel malts. Full bodied. Full flavored Amber with a good malt and hop balance. Highly enjoyable.
Sledutah (6898) - Utah, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Total Wine in Spokane
Slightly cloudy amber with a medium sized beige head, good lacing. Aroma of toasted malts and dark fruit. Taste of toasted malts, sweet caramel, bready and spices
beastiefan2k (3388) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle - 8oz nonic glass - $1.25 at Traders Joe’s
2014 bottle, expiration date: 12/18/14, I am guessing that is 3 months out, so this is 2 weeks old. Medium head, leads to medium lacing Dark orange color, glowing in the light. Aroma is some caramel, some orange hops, some fruit yeast aspects, some light green grass aspects, and dusty yeastiness. A real mix of British style in a PNW brewery and a bit too much caramel. Mouthfeel has a bit of sparkle before the same flavors as aroma. Maybe a bit of rye spice at the end as well, but there is a lot of stuff going on and its not really my bag.