hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft. Amberish color with a red hue/ Very smooth, light hops. Very drinkable. Not very complex. Sessionable.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big thanks to Steve for sending this bottle my way. Served in a SAVOR wine glass.
Pours a dark reddish-copper color with a thin off-white head and a bit of lacing. The nose carries some amber and brown malt. Overall, quite malty for an amber. Some piney and resinous hops come along, plus a bit of citrus. Flavor loses those hops, and is a bit earthy and malty all at once. Not too much sweetness; more generic malt flavor. Medium body with moderate bitterness through the finish. A bit disappointing for a Lawson’s brew.
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours deep red with qa tight offwhite head and trailing lace. Aroma is medium malt-roasty, spice hops. Taste is medium malt-roasty, spice hops.