DuffMan (6534) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, - JAN 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Medium Tetley-coloured amber with an average off-white head. Aroma is simple caramel with fruity undertones. Lightly toasty caramel with a grainy edge and fruity undertones. Briskly carbonated. Decent flavour, not a bad amber, good balance-- neither too sweet nor too hoppy. For some, this may equal boredom, but for others it will mean easier drinkability. I didnít mind it.
maxwelldeux (3496) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the local Costco. Pours a clear darker amber color with a moderate off-white head on there. Nose is malt-dominant, with some toasty caramel in there. Taste is toasty and slightly bitter, which surprised me, and almost no residual sweetness.
obguthr (3653) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tea and chesnut nose. Tea colored, medium tan head. Mild nuttiness, barley. Fairly clean despite this being an old bottle. Not bad.
GenkiGonzo (219) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Somewhat malty aroma with some soapy notes. Not a complex beer but enough malts to make it drinkable.
penstemon (127) - - APR 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dull brownish amber with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is malty, floral, slightly fruity, with a bit of toast, nuts and vanilla. Taste is floral, malt, light stone fruit, some caramel, and hop bitterness. No actual hop aroma or flavor. Finishes a bit thin and the bitterness lingers a little too heavy. A bit of a weird chemical taste? A super malt-leaning pretty boring amber.
luttonm (2170) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz. Dark amber brown, foamy offwhite head. Dry cheap malt, sour amber. Wattery, creamy body. Sour malting. Not terrible
harrymel (1479) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Best by: 10/27/11
A: pours amber with brilliant clarity and a single finger of creamy head which falls to a broken sheet of the same. No lacing.
S: Sweet malts. A hint of bitter hops. Really syrupy smell. A small amount of chemical astringency.
T: Sweet, malty. Really no character to this beer. Tastes like the Pale Ale, which tastes like the IPA, which tastes like the Amber.
M: Medium body with moderate carb.
O: whatever. Great to have around the house for people you donít respect (in-laws).
Serving type: bottle
markas101 (1824) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada. Light mahogany colour. Metallic soapy aroma. Sweet caramel flavour, herbal hops with a slight breadiness. Finishes with a mint hoppiness.
Sledutah (4298) - Utah, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle shared by my BIL
Drank from the bottle while burning brush at night. Some hop bitterness caramel, dry finish. A decent amber.
trapped (715) - New York City, TURKEY - SEP 14, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Light amber color with very small off-white head, caramel aroma, fizzy, very little hops taste, almost tasteless. Finishes abruptly with no palate at all. I am guessing that this could be a perfect blind tasting specimen, no one could find out what it was!
Suttree (5044) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This was easily my least favorite of the Kirkland beers. It seemed timid, flabby, and it had an unappealing, astringent finish. Some hints of caramel and wood, I suppose, but all in all it was a miss.