bstroh707 (13) - West Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tantilizing lemon/orange-esque aroma upon pour. Little head retention. Color is a medium orange. Thought it was going to be darker. Poured from a pounder bottle.
Taste is succulent and reminds me a bit of Blue Moon. This would be a summer beer for me. I am impressed with the overall floral and fruit smell. The beer is definitely high quality and deserves a spot in most everyone’s beer cooler.
With this high ABV, I like the mild drinkability of this brew. Not overly hoppy and good malt flavorings.
onceblind (7144) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear deep Amber colored with a foamy/rocky ivory cap. Lovely nose of caramalts and Amber tones with earthy sweetness and a light floral resiny hop tone in there. Nice flavor that’s boozy and amberish with a nuanced hop floral tone, some biscuit, and a hot, caramalty and slightly floral resiny bitter finish.
scotchzombie (528) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lag lucky 13
Pours clear and deep red Amber with a soapy thick off white head that wet laces nicely. Aroma is sweet caramel malts, citrus hops and florals. Very nice. Taste follows - very nicely balanced with a touch towards the sweet. Caramel malts and orange citrus with some piney hop bitterness that lingers. Very dense flavors. Another unique Lagunitas winner.
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Gonzin (162) - ARGENTINA - AUG 29, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Probada en Jones Wood Foundry, New York. Agosto 2016. La amber ale perfecta. 8/10.
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Hopmaestro (1240) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is caramelly and malty with a sweet approach and also a pretty hefty pine sensation. Taste is toffee sweet with rye biscuits and apricots. A rather big hop hit in the end, before a slightly warming finish sets in.
Nicke80 (457) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle from systembolaget.
Pours amber with big head. sweet aroma with sweet toffee and caramel taste.
gyllenbock (7563) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Amber with a white head. Sweetish with toffee, resin, orange jam and malt. Fairly bitter and with some warming alcohol. A good one.
ansalon (2869) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear amber with a medium frothy off white head. Aromas of caramel, ripe apple, peach, toffee. Taste is malty sweet with tropicsl fruit and floral notes and a pronounced bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.
fillepolo (575) - SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from systembolaget. Pours a amber colour beer with a medium head. Fruity and hoppy with pine, bread and caramel. Dry finish.
Senap (609) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smakrik och fyllig. En aning söt och inte så värst besk. Alkoholen värmer helt klart.
Garlic_of_Doom (626) - SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with a huge frothy off white head, no retention, nice lacing.
Aroma has canned pineapple, cookie dough, spicy grains.
Taste is sweet with caramel, pine and surprisingly low bitterness.
Medium body, soft carbonation, smooth yet dry mouth feel.
Short, warming and lingering bitter after taste.
I was expecting something more aggressive, perhaps full bodied and super bitter. This is a pretty balanced American Strong Ale and as usual from Lagunitas, solid.