bartlebier (1748) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(retrieved from Midwest notes 08/2013 - Escanaba/MI. PT bottle from Ridgeview Liquor, Green Bay.) Fairly classic, almost too clean amber ale with mainly toasted malts and grains in the nose and caramel and gentle floral hops in taste, muddled by more cardboard edge than smoke. Could have done with a smaller bottle, as an amber ale is not what I’d reach for to quench my thirst.
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Tap] Darker amber pour with good head and good lacing as well. Caramel, molasses and toasted aromas. The taste is of sticky caramel, wood chips, peat and light floral hops. Not getting much smoke here. Good balance, and one of the few enjoyable beers for me in this style. I would buy this again.
Patrickctenchi (3674) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy brown with a moderate tan head.
Fruit, tree bark aroma.
Taste is light, malty......just reminds me of tree-like flavours....
Woody, but sweet.
Apple notes, lightly toasted malt.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2013 Pours a beautiful clear amber with a good sized white-tan head. Nose is parts hop and malt. Very creamy on the palate, taste is a little hoppy, some floral notes that somewhat disguise the malt backbone. A bit of sharpness on the finish. A decent beer, not one of their best, but well suited to those who prefer a little extra hop bitterness to their ale.
LeeVanPee (8) - Fort Wayne, Alabama, USA - JAN 10, 2013 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy fine to large sized tan colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a no visible carbonation transparent dark red brown colored body. The mild aroma was malty. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of mild smokiness and mild roasted malt. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.
cheap (4058) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
From a pounder bottle. Nice big brown clear pour with a tad of orange red. Smell is a bit cloying but yes, some hops poke thru to the olfactory. Taste is about the same but there is this mild tartness in there that gives it a bit of a farmy effect,not much tho. Some very mild barely detectable carbonation. Ropey and leathery at times, could be a little more well behaved. Will not appeal to a lager lover. Slight sweet medicinal finish. Sometimes I thought I was sipping an ipa. There, you have it.
annunz123 (861) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy reddish brown with not much head. Caramel, nut, and a little pine bitterness in the aroma. Taste starts sweet with caramel and some bitterness. Finish is mildly bitter with a little smoke. Nice.
rogsiu (42) - Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy red amber with not much head. Decent lacing. Heavy on caramel maltiness with a dry finish.
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thirdeye11 (5549) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draught) dark caramel color with sparse head. Nose of caramel, chocolate malt and a little grassy. Taste of caramel, lightly Hoppy, medium body, well carbonated. Easy to drink, nothing too exciting.