deyholla (9900) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber red with a light tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sweet malts with a bit of a bread note and just a hint of light grassy hops. Flavor is sweet again, mainly with bread with a hint of caramel backed by a slight grassiness.
Atom (2110) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2012 12oz bottle, as Fitger’s Red, pours a bright amber with a small white head.
Aroma of caramel, toffee, whole wheat bread, and slight hop.
Nice amount of hop up front on the taste followed my caramel and bready malts. Not amazing but drinkable and decent.
GJF (1492) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - SEP 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark amber, fluffy white head that disappears fast. Lots of malt in the nose and flavor, a bit of fruit--cherry?--and a sweet finish. It’s OK, although the flavor is kind of muddy and a little sweet for me.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured a nice dark red color, had a rather weird taste to it, not sure if it was bad or not.
portableparty (2279) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. Bottle. Pour is dark amber and clear with a quick white head that dissipates to a tiny ring around glass. Aroma is malty and caramel with a faint fruitiness. Taste is malt upfront with a nice subtle hop and caramel and spice as well. Palate is thin and fizzy feel with a chaulky finish. Decent beer for grilling and summer in general.
vikingguy (1050) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a murky rusty color. Caramel malt aroma. Taste - lots of malt. Caramel malt is dominant. Clean and minerally, some alcohol. Generous amount of hops which imparts a bit of a citrusy notes as well. Medium-full body. I’ve always liked this one and hope to tour the brewery soon. Good amber ale although I think it tastes more like a vienna.
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours orange with white head, aroma is caramel and some sweet toffee and bread. Taste is similar, with some hop character at the beginning, a slight caramel malt that finishes with a bit of bitter. Not bad.
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle from Princeton’s. Amber colored pour with a small white head. Aroma is a big caramel smell. Flavor is slightly malty, slightly caramel-y and a bit hoppy. Finish is a bit hoppy. OK beer but I’m not a huge fan of ambers so take my rating with that in consideration.
jake65 (3348) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JAN 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Sweet aroma of malts, sugar, light citrus, and florals. Faint earthy and bready scents after warming a bit. Color is kind of a dirty, reddish copper with a finger of sandy head. Lots of thick, sticky lacing. Tastes rather earthy with a lingernig floral bitterness. Some faint citrus notes in the tail. Not a lot going on, but still rather flavorful. Nice session brew.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
coppery colored pour with a whitish head.
aromas of chocolate, toasted nuts, toffee/caramel-y malt, something juicy... fruity and a kick of bitter grapefruit.
the flavor has a nice hoppy thing going on to dry everything up... notes of cocoa, toffee, orange, spicy hops, slight non resinous pine and a nice bitterness before the dry finish.
the medium body feels rich in the mouth yet crisp from the dose of hops.
i was told this was a very fresh bottle... 7/4/7/3/15/3.6