MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2008 12oz can - Aroma of crystal malts and not much else. Cloudy amber with a small head and decent lacing. Flavor is toasted nutty malts and a touch of hop bitterness. Palate is sticky. Not terrible but there are a lot of better ambers... although none available in a can around here.
drpimento (2532) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2008
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Huh. First of all the can says Octoberfest style ale. Rate beer gives it a better score by style than overall which I don’t understand given the nontraditional break with style. Other than that, it’s unremarkable. Average. Not bad, not memorable. A little malty, some flavor, not bad, not good. Could do worse; could do a lot better.
Ughsmash (7407) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 25, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Canned. Poured medium orange with a short cap of beige head.. quite a lot of dark sediment at the bottom of the can. The aroma picked up candied caramel and an odd, sour medium-skinned fruit (& pineapple).. kinda smelled like it was falling apart. The flavor had sweet caramel and fruits similar to the nose with tart fruit skins surrounding.. never really came together. Light-bodied and unnecessarily tart on the palate.. sticky, ugly finish.
shigadeyo (3348) - Cincinnati, 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 (5801) - Plymouth, 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 (3190) - 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 (12213) - 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 (4650) - 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 (5345) - 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.