shigadeyo (3096) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
7/14/2008: Red Jacket Amber Ale creates has a pretty nice presentation after being poured from the can into a glass (one of my Samuel Adams Perfect Pints). It has a hazy amber colder (more towards the orange side of the spectrum) with a lasting, fluffy beige head. The aroma exhibits an attractive blend of caramelized malt and toasty sweet rolls (similar to the ones at O’Charlies). This beer has a medium body and is really smooth on the palate. The flavor is quite enjoyable as well. Muted caramel, toasted malt, and a soft floral hoppiness and bitterness (more toward the finish) are nicely balanced to produce a really good beer! The generous maltiness is paired perfectly with the light fruity floral and dry grassy hoppiness. I am quite impressed. It has a nice softness and thickness that coats the mouth well and is generally pleasing. Overall this beer is quite good for the style, very sessionable, and really exceeded my expectations!
12 fl. oz. can from buckybeer. Thank you much, Mark! Rating #12 for this beer...
Pailhead (5347) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can: The aroma is bready and grassy with some faint caramel. It pours a slightly hazy amber with a small off-white head that quickly fades to a thin film. The flavor starts with some faint caramel that turns to a light fruitiness in the middle. The finish has some light grassy hops and a faint nuttiness. Light-medium bodied with lively carbonation that is a tad prickly at times. Not a huge amber ale fan, but okay and very sessionable.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled from can: Poured a clear copper colour with a small off white head. Aroma is slightly bready, soft hops and subtle caramel notes. Taste is light, a little creamy with hints of biscuit malts. A really nice beer, just needs to be a little more solid, a little fuller on the palate.
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
One of the few craft beers currently available in a can. Clear amber body, thick, puffy buff head. Bready aroma with muted caramels and grassy hops. Light body, sweet and cerealy, finishing with light herbal hops before fading into sugar water. Middling.
Tmoney99 (11465) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Belo Vino. Poured a clear deep amber color with an average frothy white head that diminished slowly with good lacing. Medium sweet malty aroma. Medium body. Moderate bitter flavor with an medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
badgerben (4549) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Skyview for giving me this one. Murky copper color with a thin head. Slight chocolate and toasted malt aroma. Dark grain flavor. Slight earthy bitterness.
Skyview (5282) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Picked up a six-pack of 12-oz cans at Trig’s West 70 Liquors in Woodruff, Wisconsin. Pours a clear reddish amber brew with a thick and lumpy off-white head that has some excellent retention and spotty lacing. Aroma of lightly caramel malt, a touch of citrus zest and fruity character. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonated, smooth, creamy with a light caramel malt flavor with just a touch of flowery hops. Finish is smooth at first and then a light mild bitterness after the finish.
drywallman (335) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served up pints at Keweenaw Mt. Lodge. This had the dark red color and a reasonably long lasting head. The aroma was of regular malt with a little roast. Just enough hop to balance. It had a clean finish and could be consumed any time of the year for a not too light or too headvy refreshment.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Maybe it is the "Red jacket" naming of this beer, or maybe the bright red color and nice white head formation, but in my mind a comparison was set-up between this beer and Leinenkugel’s Red (an old favorite) before my first sip...and it was not a favorable one. While I found the appearance of Red Jacket attractive, there was little else to recommend it. The beer had a mild caramel aroma but tasting like..........nothing. Combined with a slightly watery mouthfeel, there is not a lot to say or recommend about this beer.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 26, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
5 oz draught sample at the brewpub, late July 2006. Darkish amber-gold with a touch of foam....smoky/burnt caramel aroma, lightly ashy and harsh, diacetyl evident....lively carbonation in the caramel-sweet body, lightly bitter in the front and middle and turning tarry at the finish....some interest here but unbalanced and a little off.