patrick767 (3524) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
tap at the brewpub - This beer has a mild caramel malt aroma. The flavor is of lightly roasted caramel malt with mild hops. It’s medium bodied with a lightly bitter finish. Decent.
RedSox2004 (1200) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear orange amber with a bright white head that dissipated slowly to a solid film and left very nice lacing. Caramel malt on the nose with a touch of citrus hops. Caramel sweetness only partially offset by a mild hops bitterness, with citrus notes coming in late. Medium body, prickly mouthfeel, moderate carbonation and a caramel finish.
Jrwhitney6 (270) - - APR 26, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beer of month club. Pours amber color with foamy head that has serious retention. Nose is of caramel malt. Taste is mostly malt with some earthy hops. Ok - worth trying, but not memorable.
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crazyvin (1897) - New York, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice clear amber body with a white head that had excellent retention. Aroma had a nice caramel malts base and a citrus hop note. Flavor was mildly sweet from the malts, and the hops were slightly bitter but mostly citrusy. Two dimensional. Smooth finish and light on the palate. Overall it was mediocre.
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ajnepple (1995) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from Tipsy’s into a pint glass. Amber and lightly hazy with a lasting white head, thick lacing. Malty and sweet with mild bitter hops. Balanced and sessionable with a medium body and a clean finish. Solid amber ale, easy to drink.
3fourths (7857) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Softly estery, lightly sweet, enjoyable red apple / honey / toffee / nut malt with apricot skin and muddled fruit cocktail fruitiness. Soft and sweet amber malt approach, creamy carbonation softened by yeast giving it a round doughiness. Quenching and clean and crisp. Seems to fall in with Altbier, Belgo-Franco ambree and maybe ever some biere de garde.
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is clear medium amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted bread, cookie), lightly to moderately hoppy (apricot, flowers), with light notes of dried mango, cantaloupe, and black tea.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, velvety/watery texture, lively carbonation.
Wow...excellent quaffin’ brew here, basically a British bitter (although the bottle very oddly claims German Altbier, which I don’t get at all...this is British or British-American all the way IMHO). As with the Standing Wave, this is very cleanly made and wonderfully balanced...assertive bitter finish with no syrupy sweetness (and low acidity and astringency). And this one has a more attractive hop aroma for me, ’cause there’s zero resin or grapefruit rind. Both are a tad timid in the aroma department, but I could seriously drink this one all night long and be very happy...this is definitely six-pack re-purchase quality. Reminds me a bit of Santa Fe Pale Ale. Definitely a brewery to watch, ’cause the malt extraction is quite good on both of these and neither have any off notes, huskiness, or doughiness that I could find.
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the brewpub. I think this skunked in the 10 minutes it sat in the sun. Damn. Very fresh, but hops are mostly bittering. Light caramel. Dull.
onceblind (3933) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ brewery. Clear light copper toned with a light cap. Toffee and cereal grains dominate the aroma, without any accomanying bitterness. Taste is a big amber malt bomb, though the medium body holds it from being too cloying. Caramel and slight noble hop bitterness on the flavor, with some toffee, cereal grains, and more burnt caramel. Not bad, just a bit average.
Zymurgeist2 (934) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at the brewpub. Pours a very light copper. Off white head lasts nicely. Very nice malt and earthy hops. Bready mouthfeel is very nice.