Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong and thick. Nice to drink and nice features. Black and extremely hoppy but in a proper way.
superspak (2443) - Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 2/26/2014. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy orange copper color with a 2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, grapefruit, caramel, toast, biscuit, floral, grass, slight pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of citrus/floral hops and caramel/bready malts; with good strength. Taste of orange zest, lemon zest, grapefruit, caramel, toast, biscuit, floral, grass, slight pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Slight amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon/orange zest, grapefruit, caramel, toast, biscuit, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of citrus/floral hops and caramel/bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/hop balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice amber ale. All around good balance of citrus/floral hops and caramel/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Lothore (544) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- Pours a deep amber color with a small, eggshell head.
S- Faint malty caramel aroma.
T- Light fruits, peach and orange which are rounded out with a sweet toasted malt character.
M- Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
D- Easy beer to drink. Didn’t necessarily stand out in any way but I enjoyed it.
jdavidh (144) - California, USA - MAR 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent copper color and bubbly thick head that left heavy lacing. Nose was yeasty and bready. Taste was devoid of hop bitterness but had a bit of soapiness. It had a sort of dank, musty flavor. Normally a beer like this would put me off a lot, but there was a bit of sweetness that gave it some balance.
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HIGHB4LL (441) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from Wilbur’s. Appearance: finger of light brown head, dissipates quickly, copper amber color, clear. Aroma: caramel, floral, light molasses, light prune. Palate: average carbonation, medium body, slightly sticky texture. Taste: malty and fruity sweet off the bat, lasts for a while; hoppiness starts after a few seconds and is mild but very noticeable. Overall, balance is good and unique, very drinkable.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Backlogged bottle from Tröls. Obviously copper coloured with a strong hint of caramel, dried fruits and a hint of floral notes.
matthewjk (888) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Trying a few of Lag’s brews this evening. This is a pretty good amber--nice color and malty flavor. Caramel sweetness with some biscuit tones; hop presence is noticeable.
Butters (3733) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amber pour with fair soapy white head. Aroma of vegetal caramel. Flavor is caramel malt and green foresty hops with a slight twinge of metallic. Pretty hoppy/bitter for an amber, but not overly sweet either. Has quite the bitter bite on the tail. I think i appreciate the story of the name more than the actual beer.
b3shine (5184) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to pint. Looks good; a transparent copperish orange with thin foamy head somewhere between off-white and light beige. Smells malty with notes of dark fruit, caramel and bitterness. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Decent, but forgettable.
papamitch (3) - - FEB 21, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my favorites from this brewery. Some of their beers are a little too sweet for me. This one starts with an aroma dominated by alcohol, floral, toasty notes. The medium bitterness, medium body, creamy texture,and aged copper color make this one of my go to local beers.