tmoreau (2050) - 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.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Seasons in Appleton.
Pours a deep, clear amber with a small off-white head that recedes to a ring and leaves only a hint of lacing. The aroma is mostly sweet caramel malts with some faint hops and other grains. The taste doesn’t stray far from the aroma with the light caramel malts dominating. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with good carbonation. A drinkable but fairly basic amber.
puboflyons (1818) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the one pint olive-brown colored bottle. No matter how aggressive the pour I can’t get a lot of head but it does have a handsome looking , albeit cloudy, reddish-brown tone. The aroma starts out with sweet malts but there is also a notable floral hoppy character to it. In the end it leans more toward a hoppy scent. The body is thin to moderate. The taste brings out the beer’s bitter qualities more than anything else with a fresh, hoppy finish. This is something I’d have more than once.
ryanfolty (1737) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Date: December 10, 2011 Mode: Bottle Source: BVery Description: Light brown/amber pour with minimal head that went away immediately, mild aroma of hops and caramel, taste was similar but a funky aftertaste that did not sit well with me.
wedgie9 (1737) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 10, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted on draft at Hinterland. Pours clear amber with a medium white head that leaves decent lace. Nose is fairly simple with some bread malt and honey. Flavor is more of the same with honey up front and moving to lightly toasted malt a very light bitterness. Body is medium with active carbonation and a medium bitter honey finish.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma was mostly a caramel sauce malt,not a lot of hops like you get in most American ambers lately, flavor again is that caramelly maltingwith a slight background of grainey hops,very different animal then one would expect from this style
arkurzynski (1369) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Heidel House Brewfest. Reddish amber in color. Aroma is light, generic hops and sweet toasted malt and caramel. Flavor is a slightly grainy toasted malt, light caramel that gives way to a moderate herbal-type hop bitterness that lingers.
Juelze (1131) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 This one surprised me. Appearance is a ruddy color with nice amounts of off white lacing. Aroma is nice notes of caramel, some moderate hop fruitiness, and some slight spice. Taste is much the same with some nice fruitiness and caramel intertwined. This is probably one of the best amber ales I have had in a long time.
DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep amber (go figure) with thin white head. A lot of lacing is left. Aroma is malty and sweet. The taste is full of malts up front, then some caramel and roasted notes come in before a slightly hoppy finish. Not too bad!
Petrucci914 (891) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber color with a thin white head, and minimal lacing Aroma is roasted malts, some caramel, a bit of chocolate and spice. Taste is much the same with a bit of citrus.