degbert (963) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2010
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from bottle. Color is a non-descript orange-brown-amber; there is a slight head, but no lace. Nose is faint traces of fruit (especially, oddly enough, apple pie) and toast. It has a faint savory edge on the open, but the middle is meager and hollow and there’s an odd aftertaste of -- chlorine? Pool water? The palate is utterly lacking in carbonation -- mouthfeel is more like an ESB than an Amber, and it leaves a muddy feel on the finish. It’s not bad, exactly, but it ain’t good either.
djd07 (2756) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at flying saucer. Pours a clear amber with a small frothy off white head that diminishes rather quickly. The aroma is light malt and caramel. Medium mouthfeel with a light malt with a sweet finish. A decent amber from Independence.
reliantkcar (102) - USA - FEB 26, 2010
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
cereal, grass, raisin, amber, clear, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation,
Dogbrick (7074) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample at the Texas Beer & Brats tasting 10/11/2009. This brew is a slightly murky amber color with a thick and foamy off-white head that recedes slowly. Stringy lacing. Faint caramel malt aroma. Roasted malt flavor offset by a bit of off fruit and hops. The finish is short and malty. So-so at best.
JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2009
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle shared by Dogbrick. Cloudy amber pour with a huge off-white head. Nose of sweet malt and slight infection. Caramel flavor with some hop and more hints of infection.
drowland (5890) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Picked up on a trip to Texas. Nutty caramelly aroma that goes into the taste. Reminds me of Newcastle... a bit weak, but not bad.
nearbeer (3374) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz, thanks to lithy. Clear copper with a large spongy head. Aroma is shellacked oak wood and sourish lemon. Flavor is metallic cardboard, toasted nut, and light oak. Light-medium body is watery, smooth and finishes papery-dry.
Cavie (3630) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Burnt orange pour (hahaha) with a lightly sweet and roasted aroma. Taste is of dry roasted malts. Ok finish.
emacgee (3796) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2009
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Via trade. Pours a translucent copper amber with a thin fizzy head. The nose is sour, straight up apple jolly ranchers (acetaldehyde), not liking this. The flavor is sour, off, funky, astringent, cardboard. Palate is no good. Beer is no good.
SudsMcDuff (5644) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
ATX Baby!! ... if you met your grandmother when she was 18, would that be weird? ... pours a dark murk tan .. decent foam but lack of lacing ... doesn’t have to much of anything, wow, this is sure a different from the enjoyment of their pale ale, this is weak ... pass, next ...