IndianaRed (2951) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 17, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lear deep ambee with a small light tan head. Slightly woody malt aroma. Big wood flavor. Like tree bark. Plentu of bittering. Lingering bite. Earthy and bland.
bb (7642) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Mahogony beer with an off-white head. Low malt/spice aroma. Roasty. malty, spicy flavor. Medium body. Lingering spice/malt. Slight metallic notes.
Bierotherapeut (43) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 7, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Claire, gout de biscuit, de grillé, de cerise. Arome de cerise. Finale bien amère.
BrewDad (5116) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Tap Laurelwood Pub, A deep light brown color with a nice head. Loved the malt and hops balnce this was a easy to drink and nice amber ale.
harrisoni (15314) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Laurelwood, Portland. Chestnut colour with beige head. Smokey hop. Not much like a German alt bier, except maybe the malt is. Hoppy aroma, bit of fruit. Malts are alright. Just a touch of sourness, then coffee flavour. Again a tad nettley. It’s got great hops, but an alt?
DYCSoccer17 (3498) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Laurelwood Publick House in Portland, OR. 5 ounce sample. A bit of graininess in the aroma with mild sweet chocolate hints. Slight metallic and pine are also present. A bit faint. Transparent amber color with off-yellowish head that is rather small. Light sweet maltiness to start, turning more roasted in the middle with lots of caramel present. Turns sweeter towards the end with some mild spicy noble hops. Refreshing, nice body, decent flavor. Well-crafted.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 28, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Red copper. Lasting creamy head. Light hop-malt aroma. Light dusty malt baby alt flavour. Hint of coffee in the finish.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was highly enjoyable, almost tannic. The first taste rips into your tastes buds, with all kinds of subtleties from the spices and the hops. Very complex malty backbone, with just enough of a fruitcake flavor to make it very enjoyable.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep copper coloured beer, thin tan head. Light bready malts, a bit of caramel. Light spicy noble hop character in back., but malts dominate. Clean dry finish. Fairly simple, but again, very clean and well made.
CaptKirk (175) - Hephzibah, Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber in color (hense the name I would guess) Spice overtones that grab you. Very dry finish, but quite nice. Not to bitter not too plain, just right. I enjoyed the whole pint from start to finish.