onceblind (5137) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber with a sticky thin white head. Lovely nose with nutty caramel and sticky leafy hops. The flavor was the same, quite nutty and almondy with caramalt and balancing bitterness, light hoppy grassy flavorness. All around great amber.
Maxbier (573) - Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark copper amber color with light tan head. Sweet malty caramel aroma. Slightly creamy mouthfeel followed by medium body caramel malt and citrus type bitter. I would guess a decent amount of early boil hopping and very little late. Nice drinkable ale but too boozy to be sessionable.
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RevBFG (64) - - DEC 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Total Wine. True to the label is pours a lovely copper color. Small white head the dissipates quickly. Not much by way of aroma, but is had lots of flavors on the tongue, though they don't quote balance. It is sweet, then malty with an earthy finish.
TheBeerbarian_ (7) - - DEC 20, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my go to reds! Available year round so i know it’s always waiting for me. So "malty" and danky!
Chudwick (2326) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a mystery twelve pack, but it had three bottles of four different beers. Ha! Hoppy amber ale and nothing more
hackobock (2007) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
November 8, 2014. Bottle at [hg], Linköping. Clear amber with a medium white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, apricot, citrus and light spicy.
Taste is light to medium sweet caramel, light spicy, light to medium bitter with a bit astringent finish. Light to medium bodied, average carbonation.
hawthorne00 (2680) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 10C. Clear pale amber with an inch of white head. Aroma of toffee with some earthy and spicy notes, vague citrus. Some peach and orange peel too. Sweetish and quite fruity with stone fruit and caramel, dryish finish with grapefruit creeping up a fair bit. Like a very strong bitter. Caught between three stools really: too strong to be sessionable; too hoppy to let any richness of the malt shine; too sweet for the hops to sing. But it’s OK.
Beerhammaren (1268) - FINLAND - NOV 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
.355l bottle @Vihreä Haltiatar
Pours clear golden with low head. Aroma is dark malts, hops, citrus, bread.
Flavor is malts, rye bread, hops, resin and fruits. Bitter palate. Nicely dry.
ogivlado (6157) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 355ml. -Copper coloured, minimal off-white head, hops and caramel in the nose. Sweet toasted malt, caramel, fruity hoppy and mild alcohol with also caramel hoppy notes in the finish.
PhilJackson80 (454) - Oklahoma, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Tasted on 11/24/14. Beer from Total Wine Lewisville, TX. Good aroma & a well balanced flavor. Wasn't great but easy to drink. Not bad overall.
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