Jimthechap (1621) - Christchurch, - OCT 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a lush red-amber coloured a with a good thick white head that appears to have had a think about hanging around and is slowly deciding against it. Aromas of good dessert malt: caramel, nectarine tart tatin, biscuits, golden syrup and toffee. All of this suggests that it smells sweet, but it isnít that sweet. It is luscious though, like a busty winking redhead.
Succumb to its charms and it rewards you with a lovely toffeeish kiss. It is like gorgeous roasty caramels on autumnal fruits. In other words, that busty redhead has drawn you aside and donít make any plans for being clothed for an hour or so. Not the best analogy for beer consumption, but I qualify that by saying that this beer just demands your attention and a pint of this is never enough. It has all the elements of a sweet sessionable ale and if I can draw the comparison with a tryst with an auburn seductress, then I will... have... hmm. Yes.
May I have another?
John25 (462) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Copper. Nutty, caramel, rich malt on both the taste and aroma. Pretty good.
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conway (1393) - - AUG 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Copper with a white head. Taste and aroma are fruit, caramel and floral hops. Medium sticky body and strong carb. Ok.
dbhenry (122) - El Paso, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very good ale, copper colored, medium bodied. It has a good blend of rich malt and ample hops.
AdamT (159) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Beer Army Outpost in New Bern. Dark copper hue, murky clarity with mostly diminishing off-white fizzy head. Okay lacing. Dark fruit aroma (cherry?). Dark fruit taste up front with a short sweet malt finish. Flat carbonation, wet on the palate, good mouthfeel.
FestDecBeet (136) - - JUL 15, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Look: pours an amber color. Whit head that leaves lacing in the edge if the glass.
Smell: very sweet. Like a fruity gum. Slightly tropical. Apples
Taste: apples. Darker fruits. Very hop forward beer. Slight maltiness on the back.
Feel: leaves a thin film on the mouth. Medium carbonation.
Overall: ok beer. Something in the flavor I can't quite figure out what it is (wheat???)Not bad for a red ale.
First drank: 7/13/14 home
Block (1342) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper pour with a thing white head. Aroma is sweet with caramel and maybe some apple. Flavor is mild. Body is light. Caramel backbone dominates throughout. Finishes sweet.
ansermadide (1519) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This has an off-white colored head above a clear, very copper-colored body. Thereís actually quite a bit of junk floating in this with slow carbonation. The aroma is sweet and really enjoyable. I love the way Lagunitas beers smell... I think itís the sweetness. Thereís something sticky, beyond your average caramelized malts, in this beer - something that reminds me of brown sugar. The aroma is malty-sweet with some light hops and an almost fruit-like character.
In the mouth itís light, a little fruity, with a fruitiness in the flavor that mellows nicely against the hop flavor and what seems like a very green, plant-like character thatís hard to pin-point. Itís light, sweet, very lively in the mouth. For a low-IBU beer I canít imagine anything better for the style. Itís low in bitterness, yes, but well-supported by a delicious hop flavor that balances out the residual sugars.
Itís certainly very rich, and if copper were made of beer it would likely taste exactly like this. Itís lively and lightly sweet for a beer that looks so heavy in caramel sweetness. Itís incredibly sessionable, too.
ttoadee (635) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clean copper pour, decent ,quick head. Roasted malt in the nose. Bittersweet. Middle is caramel and fresh barley bread. Finish shows a subtle hop bitterness. Pretty balanced beer, definite session material.
geologyguy (679) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Malty sweet smell, whiff of hops...malty taste too with low hop taste...not much else to it...
bradtheiss (4) - Bristol, Connecticut, USA - JUN 9, 2014 does not count
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Still a little more bitter than I would expect from an Amber ale. The aftertaste was a bit overpowering for me.