GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very, very nice Vienna and I was really quite suprised at it, as I didnít really have much info going into this beer. The aroma had a huge caramel profile, slightly vegetal but mostly itís just the sweet caramel angle, which was nice albeit one dimensional. Caramel sweetness on the palate really takes front and center also with some light nut and honey notes, but again...heaping doses of caramel. Nothing heavy, it finishes really clean and itís quite easy drinking. 2 for 2 tonight with damned good, easy drinking beers.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 1, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
30/11/2009. 12oz bottle purchased in San Diego and brought back by a friend of a friend in a suitcase. Amber, clear, very very grainy and sweet on the nose - reminiscent of honey on multi-grain toast. Similar character in the mouth with the sweetness overpowering the toast and hops. Drinkable but far from moreish.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the Bottle at the Marriott Hotel, Denver 25/09/2009
Amber coloured smooth on the palate and malty with a crisp and slightly dry full malt finish.
Capa (2031) - Manama, BAHRAIN - NOV 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Toasted malts, some sweet caramel malts, and light hoping. Itís refreshing, crisp, and easy to drink. Nothing bad here, just nothing great.
Kuzo (115) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a very nice amber with an orange hue. Aroma is caramel and hops. Taste is malty sweet with floral hops. Not much of an aftertaste. The sweetness limits the drinkability.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 22, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle (in NZ). Sweet caramel aroma. A tart bitterness on the palate, with a malt sweetness youíd expect for the style, but this is overpowering. Iím sure it is popular with the punters though.
Barreras (1055) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - AUG 25, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an amber color just like its name. A bit spicy with a dry finish. Taste of sweet caramel and nuts throughout, a surprisingly decent amber ale that I would drink again.
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap. Clear amber golden with an off-white head. Light aroma of caramel. Light-bodied, a little caramel and a whiff of butter. Finishes dry with hardly any hops to be found. 070709
Ungstrup (29851) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the Carlsbad location. An amber beer with a beige head. The aroma is malty combined with notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and straw, leading to a dry and lightly bitter finish.
bergstaden (1386) - RÝros, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber with a off white head, nice small of malts - nice sweet malty taste, a hint of bitterness from hops - very nice and refreshing