portableparty (1908) - 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 (750) - 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. Iíve always liked this one and hope to tour the brewery soon. Good amber ale although I think it tastes more like a vienna.
arminjewell (5591) - Fort Collins, Colorado, 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 Princetonís. 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 Iím not a huge fan of ambers so take my rating with that in consideration.
jake65 (2521) - Williston, North Dakota, 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 Łber 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
thooper41 (546) - Oregon, USA - SEP 2, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle: Appearance is amber red with minimal head, aroma is of caramel malt, flavor is pretty unique has a light caramel malt flavor along with some slightly fruity flavors also, also very light bodied.
zizzybalubba (1303) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz. bottle acquired via trade with tennisjoel. Brownish-orange pour with little to no head. Aroma of caramel, light citrus hops, and pears. Taste is lightly hopped with some malty sweetness. Quite honestly there isnít much going on with this beer. I initially assumed I had an old bottle but given some of the other ratings this seems to be the norm even when on tap. Just ok.
BVery (5447) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
TAP: red/gold pour, small head. Malt & caramel on the nose. Taste was both sour and bitter.
kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice pour of a ruby red with a touch of gold. Small off white head. Aroma is strange but fascinating. I really couldnít put my finger on it but it was some combination of vanilla and non sweet caramel and cherry. Flavor is neutral mostly but slightly sweet. Mouthfeel is light and lacking a bite. An alright brew.