thornecb (4787) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep amber into a shaker. Off-white head quickly recedes to hug rim. Caramel aromas. Bread, caramel, toffee and nuts from front to back. Dry mild resin finish.
Patrickctenchi (4722) - 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.
cheap (4525) - 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.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish copper with a medium off-white head. Aroma of heavy caramel, dark fruits, light grassy hops and a touch of chocolate. Taste is very sweet and grainy. Caramel and dark fruits prevail with a smattering of citrus and the aforementioned grains. Just a shade of bitterness. Overall, not to bad, a bit maltier than I had expected, but has more character than most ambers on the market.
patrick767 (3725) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle - Pours dark amber-brown with an off white head. It has a toasted caramel malt aroma. The flavor is of rich toasted caramel malt with a solid, bitter balance. It’s medium bodied and finishes with some good bitterness.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark red-orange, white head. Aroma is apples, fruit, caramel. Taste is sweet, light grassy, caramel, fruits.
culchiem (2978) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber with a thin head. Aroma of grape, caramel and bread. Flavour has toasted notes some chocolate and fruit. Dry bitter palate.
tmoreau (2905) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed during a closed door tasting session in Green Bay with the brewer, Joe Karls. Poured a deep copper/amber with a modest, white, bubbly foam head and light streaks of lacing. The aroma offered some light esters, a little graininess, smooth malt and a touch of caramel. The flavor continued these adding some malt sweetness and subtle hop bitterness. A medium bodied beer that finished pleasantly dry. A solid and long standing offering from Hinterland.
troyc (2870) - 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.
bartlebier (2536) - Belchium im Biersgau, 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.