fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 4, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured clear dark amber, simple, malty, caramel, nutty, little earthy hops, little grainy.
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 25, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured clear and pale amber. A one-finger tall white head produced marginal lacing in the pint glass. The aroma was soapy, medicinal at times and a bit nutty. The flavor was soapy and floral over some nutty sweetness. Thin, almost harsh carbonation. Meh.
coldbrewky (1648) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via the Beer Gnome at work.. thank oh kind and gentle creature. Pours a brilliant amber/ copper with light tan head that completly disapears. Moderate nose of sweet malts and some grass. Body is just under the full requirement but is nonethelss bold. Sweet caramel malts are nearly chewy and long lasting. A luxuriously silky finish. hops quietly tinker in the background.
allfreej (554) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, Karl Strauss at the San Diego Airport. Dark copper pour, with ruby highlights. Light tan head, with fair amount of lace. Not much of a nose, but what there is of it is malty. Malty flavor, caramel, nice body, mild finish. Very refreshing.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Clear orangey brown with an off-white head. Sweetish and lightly burned caramel nose. Quite full-bodied with a solid malt base and some caramel accents. No real bitterness. Pleasant alright. 070709
clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Doesn’t have the bite that I appreciate from a good red ale, but it does have a ton of caramel malts in it. Tastes something like a liquid werther’s original, with some hop bitterness. A bit unbalanced, but still tasty.
Barreras (1488) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUL 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a red/brown color. Taste is creamy for a red ale but is good. A hint of caramel can be tasted. Not as bitter as I expected. Overall a good beer.
Ungstrup (33397) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Carlsbad location. A slightly hazy amber beer with a thin tan head. The aroma is sweet with notes of malt and caramel as well as lighter notes of fruit. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of caramel as well as medium nots of malt and straw, leading to a bitter finish. 17 IBU’s.
bergstaden (2158) - Røros, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber with off white head - malty taste with some bitterness from hops - nice beer
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Snojerk321. Pours a dark red with an offwhite head that goes quickly. Nose is bready and crystal malts, faint syrupy notes. Taste is better, much dryer than I expected with more of the sweet bready notes and a fruity hop character coming through with a touch of vanilla. Really, pretty decent for an amber.