bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Owen. Suggest this one might be a little past its best. Pours a light golden amber with smallish creamy coloured head. Aromas of light coffee and earthy hops. Flavours are dominated by an agressive hop bitterness on the finish. Not overly balanced. Medium mouthfeel.
d07c0m (92) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden/orange/copper body. Nice thick head with good lace. Tastes very true to the style with a firm bitter hop profile to it and a crisp malt backing. I was afraid it would taste too sour and Belgian-like but instead I was very pleasantly surprised by this brew.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber golden pour. The nose is lightly hoppy and orangey with a touch of soft sweetness. Light toffeeish malt character along with a little bit of orange hop flavour. Light bitterness and a fairly watery palate. It might have a bit of age on it - but it definitely needs more oomph. Meh.
alexsdad06 (7028) - Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a clear amber color with a small off white head. The aroma is quite sweet; caramel and candi sugar with mild fruits. The flavor is much more grassy and herbal than the nose would indicate. Light sweetness, light caramel, alfalfa, light citrus and pale malt. This is decent, but nothing stands out.
hawthorne00 (2820) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, as Américaine. Cloudy amber with a large off white head. Citrus aroma with some peach and pine. Quite sweet with fruity, cereal and light toasted malts, reserved citrus and some pine. Less clean malt side than a US version - not itself a bad thing. Quite bitter finish. No date, but perhaps not the freshest bottle - I’d guess a bit of toppy zing to the citrus is missing. Still pretty good.
Tmoney99 (11901) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle caged and corked with the name Americaine. Poured a clear copper color with a large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy grass hop, yeast and malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium yeasty bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. I would recommend this to a freind.
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Pours copper in colour, moderate caramel coloured head. Aroma and taste are a moderately styled american hop and caramel malt. Good example of the style.
GarnotingPete (777) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sous un timide col beige, une belle bière acajou limpide. Col frêle. Des arômes d’herbe, de caoutchouc, mais aussi de grenier poussiéreux. Onctueuse à effervescence moyenne avec une fin relativement amère.
gam (3596) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent frothy head mild carbonation though dark copper pour aroma fruit caramel earthyness light floral citrus flavour nutty pleasantness citrus taste bitter from the hop citrus caramel sweetness grain smoothness a resinous touch maltiness is sharp the sweetness at the finish a fizz and resinous goes down well lasting tastes
UM02 (331) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice american pale ale, hoppy enough to be an IPA but very well balanced. Maybe not a beer for hopheads but still more satisfying than a lot of IPAs. A decent bodied malt with a very pleasant hop bitterness that maintains a nice balance between malt and hops.