mcberko (6333) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Lucky Labrador, pours a hazy golden orange with a small beige head. Aroma brings out moderate astringent hops above anything. Flavour is on the hoppy side for an alt, with dry bready malt and dry citrus hops. Pretty weak and uncomplex. Not very good.
vyvvy (3962) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub - Pours copper / brown with a small off-white head. The aroma has doughy caramel, toast and rich maltiness. It has a medium rich body with very soft carbonation. The flavor starts off with muddied caramel, nuttiness and earthy British yeast. The finish shows the spicy / earthy hops. Nice alt.
douglas88 (5955) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a deep copper color with a medium white head. A nice mellow fruity malt with some orange peel in the nose. The flavor is pretty interesting: bitterness, sweet earthy malts, clean and finishes with more hop bite. Nice brew.
Theydon_Bois (8395) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Lucky Lab on Hawthorne, PDX, 26/05/13.
Hazed dark amber orange with a thin off white head.
Nose is caramel, touch of hops, bitter orange notes.
Taste comprises orange pith, caramel, biscuit, bread, touch of hops and a little pine thrown in.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light pine bite with hop bitterness in the finish.
Drinkable stuff but not particularly true to style - leave the hops out US brewers it won’t hurt you occasionally !!!
beernovice39 (3120) - Montana, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Copper with a tan head. Scent is sweet malts and bread. Taste is caramel and some fruit.
DubC5000 (305) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Piney aroma with malt notes, a sweetish malt flavor with some fruit, and moderate-to-high bitterness. Drinks smooth after several IPAs, and I mean that as a complement.
Lubiere (9939) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An amber alt with a thin off white head. In aroma, nice caramel malt with smooth floral hops, pretty good. In mouth, a nice caramel malt with food dose of Cali meets German hops, lingering hops, grassy and floral. On tap at brewpub at Hawthorne, Oct. 7 2012.
JPDurden24 (1578) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour with a decent beige head. Caramel malty and fruity flavor with perhaps a little bread. A nice bitter finish.
notalush (4839) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Third beer into my flight here and I’m starting to notice a sameness between all the beer - this is clean, medium dry, crisp, with piney and citric hops - nothing stand out, but clean and quaffable - a light bit of estery notes - not as malt-forward as most alts I have had - decent.
Travlr (11415) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Lucky Labrador. This one was on style, although not too exciting. A bit of extra pine aroma and a bit more bitter than most alts.