Sudennorthstar (17) - Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Frankly, I thought this would be more a joke beer. I read the box it came in and saw the jokes on it, so I was surprised to taste a comparatively complex beer. The fruit taste hits you off the bat and the malt flavor comes as you swallow. Like I said, I wasn’t expecting much but this was a good drink. Don’t read the box and assume it’s not good.
sulawang (983) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Visual: (cellared for 4 years). Pours clear brown with no significant head, thin hazy ringed retention, some bubbles here and there, minor lacing.
Nose: sweet nutty caramel malts (lvl-5)-pungency
Attack: crisp-thicker mouthfeel
Mid-palate: tingly CO2, toasted barley malts, bready-biscuity (lvl-5-sweetness)
Finish: background gentle bitter hops, mild sour-tangy astringency.
Summary: A good thick mouthfeel akin to their other beers, but this one having some astringency in the background and emerging in the finish. A bit above average.
Bonnie628 (50) - Tustin, California, USA - DEC 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark orange hazy and no head. Flavor is bland but not infected or tart sour acidic just and real nothing brew. Good cold on fishing trip I guess.
hauxe (334) - Butzbach, GERMANY - DEC 5, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated from old notes. An easy going amber ale with a pleasant if non-distinctive taste. Poured with a foamy head that rapidly dissipated. Hints of malts, but for the most part rather bland. Best had with food.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a hazy dark golden orange color with apricot edges and a one finger white head that quickly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.
Slightly earthy floral hop aroma with hints of pine needle and fresh cut grass countered by caramel malt sweetness, toffee, and biscuit. Kind if bland without much else going on. One dimensional hop profile and the malt presence is stronger than I prefer.
Light bodied with delicate hop bitterness that lingers over the sweet malt backbone into a slightly dry finish. Light and easy to drink but not very complex or interesting. Dry, grassy bitterness countered by caramel malt, biscuit, toffee and a touch of dark fruit. Hop profile is one dimensional but has decent flavor. Malt presence is stronger than I prefer but provides some needed balance. Sessionable but kind of boring.
willisread (2212) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 8, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Slight hazy amber color with a big soapy head. Strong burnt caramel malt aromas with a touch of pepper and honey. Bitter on the palate and not very well-balanced. Leans toward the bitter side. Malts are there but seem burned and astringent. Finish is bitter and astringent.
Block (2165) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I don’t know about this one. It’s not very good and just a pain to describe. It’s basically a bad amber ale. The flavors are kind of weird and I can’t decide if this is a novelty beer or not. I don’t think it is. It’s kind of malty.
slowrunner77 (9620) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
far more bitter than malty. a good, complex beer for the style, but it comes off just a bit harsh. like i said, more bittering hops, and maybe not enough citrusy high floral aroma hops. pretty good still."
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Definitely more of an amber than a hoppy pale ale. Awful pour, tons of head with no lacing. Lots of malt flavours. Meh.
Bulk_Carrier (3539) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUN 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a decent amber/red color with a slight transparency to it. The head was about a finger’s worth of white foaminess that dissipated within less than a minute.
The smell had some crisp caramel malts coming through in a slightly dry sort of way.
The taste was fairly sweet through the malts.
On the palate, this one sat fairly light and had a fairly good sessionability about it.
Overall, this was a decent Amber ale as its nothing to go bonkers about.
TXBadger (2459) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an amber color with off-white head. Caramel malts and some roast on the nose; follows onto the palate. Pretty average amber ale.