Tmoney99 (10408) - 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.
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can. Poured a medium and hazy amberish color with a large sized off white head. Lots of suspended floaters. Aromas of caramel, yeasty, and I was getting some card board. Tastes of caramel, and some fruitiness. I had a hard time pinning this one down.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce can from a friend. Pours a very slightly hazy copper color with a large creamy, frothy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel with faint, herbal hops. Taste is caramel, berries and a bitter hoppy finish. Medium bodied. Looks good, but fairly bland.
Ughsmash (7086) - 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.
deyholla (6486) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Poured clear rusty amber with a light brown head that slowly dissipated to the edges. Aroma was grain, cereal and hay with a slight pine hop backbone. Flavor was similar, the grain was bit sweeter, but the same pine hop backbone was still present and grew toward the finish.
BVery (5935) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Clear reddish orange pour with a small spotty head. Dusty caramel and some unbalanced hops - not a great beer but it’s okay.
Skyview (5150) - 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.
jgb9348 (4628) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2008
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Slightly hazy amber coloued body with a thin, fast-dying tan head. Aroma of fresh caramel malt, rasins, soap, nuts and a little bit of bananas. Medium-bodied; Soapy flavour with a majority malt taste and a light sweet flavour with plantains most common. Aftertaste shows mostly malt with a tiny bit of nuts and a lot of fruity sweetness behind. Overall, a decent beer, nothing great, but something satisfactory when you pour this from the can! I sampled this twelve ounce CAN purchased from Merchant’s in Dearborn, Michigan on 06-June-2008, sampled on 05-October-2008 at home in Washington.
Pailhead (4574) - 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.
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.