Stuedmaster (244) - Vista, California, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from Emerald Spirits in Vista, on sale for $5. This looks and tastes similar to a strong British amber ale, with less characteristic hop presence. Pours light amber with a decent white head that leaves lacing. Aroma is very slight, sweet malt and bread. This one is all about the malt. Well balanced flavor, medium sweet and lightly bitter, just not enough bling going on here to get me excited. Probably one of the best beers that I’ve had out of Milwaukee, I’ll give it that. Medium body, soft carbonation, average texture and finish. Just a good, solid strong amber that is lightly hopped.
jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the source. From notes. Sweet and surprisingly boozy with notes of honey, citrus and orange peel. Wow, I’m digging it.
BrewBoxer (2156) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the american craft bar in the hyatt. They labeled it as their house beer. Lighter taste then it looks. Very good easy drinking
njnut (277) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into tulip glass a orange tinged amber with small white head and some lace. Not much carbonation and with a slight haze. Aroma was malty, earthy caramel and cereals. Taste was caramel malt, light toast. Silky in the mouth. No hops in either and not bitter. Seemed to me more an English brown. Not bad, different and refreshing. I enjoyed it.
alexsdad06 (5927) - Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle in late 2011 or early 2012 from notes. Pours a deep orange/amber color with a medium sized off white colored head. The aroma and flavor have crackers, some toasted bready malts, earthy hops, fruity character, apples. Creamy body. Mild green bitterness in the finish. Not too bad from these guys.
Dfonorow (1600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Milwaukee Brew Fest 2013. Pour is hazy amber with a small white head. Aroma/flavor of orange peel, caramel sugar, and sweet fruits. Aftertaste is acidic with fresh fruit and malts.
AllHailtheAle (6) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad beer by any means. Needs considerable refinement though, the main issue is that it is just not very memorable. Its kind of like the beer version of a dream, as soon as its over you completely forget what it was all about. That said it would definitely be a good introductory beer. It’s the kind of beer I would offer to someone who has not yet acquired the taste for the more bitter offerings of the best craft beers.
drjay44 (2740) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
651 ml. bottle. Bottled 7/11/13. Pours a medium, well retained ivory head,with slight lacing over a hazy dark amber (SRM 16) body.....nose is light spice with ginger, cinnamon tones, light peach, no hops.....taste is lightly sweet throughout, ginger, peach, melon, hints of cereal, light toffee/caramel, finishing with minimal bitterness.....mouth feel medium, alcohol hidden, carbonation low with minimal acid. This beer is a messy melange of aromas, flavors and sweetness, that really don’t get to a Biere de Garde.It has many spice, semi-tropical fruit tones, but the basic malts are subdued. The result is a beer that is almost soda like. It needs more in the simple malt back bone, perhaps some hop changes and greater attenuation. BJCP 5/3/10/4/5
dslam (69) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Golden brown in the glass with good amount of white head. Fair amount of carbonation that makes for a spectacular dance inside the glass.
Simple and light on the pallette but not very flavourful. The taste does not linger for long. Not very aromatic.
I like it for it’s simplicity but I prefer something more flavorful
pictoman (622) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from 1 pint (6 fl oz) bottle. Orangey yellow with white head. Caramel malt aroma. Same taste, but fairly unmemorable.