Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours red with a minor head. Caramel and hoppy flavor. Moderate mouth feel.
Bronzan (112) - Windsor, California, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft in Augusta. Not much aroma. A bit too malty. Not a lot of flavor.
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alexsdad06 (3824) - Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Barley’s in Asheville. Pours a hazy reddish amber color with a medium sized dense off white head. The aroma has caramel malts, toasted bread, floral and light herbal hops, fruits, and cereal. The flavor of caramel malts, toast, floral and herbal hops, fruits, and bread. Medium bodied, mild bitterness with a dry finish. Decent amber ale.
AndyW68 (706) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amner pour qith white head. Aroma musty malty. Taste follws nos with a little bitter.
olr1984 (709) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sampled at gabf. from my notes. hazy amber pour with a white head. caramel and slight fruit taste
Oginme (32) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bar bottle: pours rich amber color with good head. Slightly malty aroma. taste is slightly sweet caramel flavor finishing with a resin, piney finish with a lingering finish Billed as an American Amber, it lacked the hop aromas and clean finish that would place it higher in my assessment.
zoucrew102 (283) - - OCT 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, thanks sevenhokie! Aroma is hoppy at first, but then I picked up the caramel malt. Pours a deep amber color with a good head and lacing. Caramel malt flavor up front with a bit of hops on the smooth finish. Good amber.
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Patrickctenchi (2494) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper with a short, tan head.
Caramel malt, bread aroma.
Fruity, light.....malt flavor.
woodychevy (151) - - OCT 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not typically a style of beer I gravitate towards, but this is a particularly good amber. Plus, tastes like asheville. Pours a truly beautiful deep amber color ( I am on my first, so that is not the beer talking) with good head retention. a good amount of breadiness to it- malty sweetness and a hint of hops at first. the willamette floral notes are throwing me off a bit. the hops definitely come out more as it warms to room temp or maybe a slight burnt flavour- first few sips were the best. overall a great amber ale- by far the best offering I have tasted from Highland brewing.
wnoble (1088) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours deep amber to red. Nose is clean maltiness, toasted malts, burnt candied caramels, and just a touch of floral hops. Flavor is rich toasted malts, caramels, grilled caramelized sugars, and a hint of roastiness. finishes medium dry. Seems well attenuated but has a distinct burnt caramel character. Other than that, not a whole lot going on. Ok beer, nothing to write home about.
r464 (1655) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smooth and sweet malt with caramel like flavor. Full body and a long smooth finish.