kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2008 Date: 07/26/2003
Source: Brewfest, Nashville
Appearance: clear amber, fine white head,
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with more than a touch of butterscotch,
Flavor: carmel malt flavor, lite esb style hop flavor leading to a slight bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz Bottle-Trade w/Acknud-Pours a clear copper color w/almost no head. Roasted malt/floral hop aroma. Floral hop flavor up front, followed up with some roasted malt, grain, a little caramel, & a slight sweet flavor. Has a little bit of a bitter finish. Solid brew, not spectacular. Easy to drink, mouthfeel is very thin though, kind of like a watered down Yuengling or Fat Tire. I’d like to try it on tap, maybe if I ever get to Kentucky!
drewdogg (62) - USA - AUG 22, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured golden amber. White head disappeared quickly to a slight lacing. Nose was very slight hops and a sweet malty aroma...some have described as caramel though I am not willing to pinpoint. Easy drinking, but a little watery.
Basically an average english ale with very little hops. It’s nothing special but would have again if in Kentucky, where it is the best thing in bottle or on tap at several bars I went to and the price is right.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was shipped up to me by Acknud (thanks!).
It pours a light tan color with nice head formation which is very durable for a non-secondary fermented beer. Aroma is light caramel balanced with hops. I could tell from this preview that this wasn’t going to be a hop-fest, but might be nicely balanced (between malt and hop), like McTarnahan’s Amber. Flavor was fairly balanced. However, flavor was a bit watery with some cerealness. This beer was rather drinkable and uncomplicated, but not immensely commendable.
mcox90 (1835) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 2, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle consumed at fridge temp. Pours a golden yellow with a hint of red. Small white head w/ minimal lace. Thin watery mouthfeel. Minimal taste of citrus and hops, but not much else. I’m not getting the flavors some of the other raters are getting. A rather bland brew.
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JUL 8, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very nice amber brewed here in the great Ky. Nice dark caramel color. Long lasting off white head. Nice balance between hops and malt. Nice beer.
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rated 1/8/06: All around solid ale. Amber in color with a decent head. The flavor is much better than I anticipated so I was quite pleased. Standard flavor for an english style ale. The taste is good and the price is right unfortunately it is hard to find in this area. I will pick more up if I ever run across it again.
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2007
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
not sure why this one is as high as it is. pretty boring amber, barely any flavor goin on other than some mild malts. locally picked up in lexington at liquor barn.
k4df4l (154) - DTown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2007
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - medium amber clear pour with a compact white head that quickly fell to skim the surface, good carbonation. Very mild earthy hop nose, almost non-existent. Flavor is similarly light with indistinct malt and light earthy hop flavor..watery and soft. Nothing horrible but nothing about this beer stands out as above average.
jackson220 (136) - new lenox, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle... Deep yellow color with a nice off-white head. Some bubbles rose to the top. Herbal, with some sweet malt in the aroma. Smooth taste. Some hops, but not a lot. Overall very decent...ty rayboy