altonbrownd (4501) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Portland Airport. Glowing amber ale. Tan head. Yeasty nose. Taste of caramel, malts, butterscotch. Chocolate notes. Pretty good.
Skykwby (31) - Texas, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Viking Spokane, wonderful pour. Almost Guinness like consistency of head. On top of a honey colored brew. First sip hints of coffee, but fresh. Not bitter.
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Prufrockstar (476) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at College Inn. Used to be my regular pint during happy hour meetups whenever there werenít any stouts or porters on tap. Changes a bit from batch to batch it seems, but this time the aroma was quite bread-heavy with honey in the mix as well. Hazy amber pour with minimal white head. Taste of toast, gran, bread, and some lemon-citrus going on. Moderately sweet, minimal (but non-zero) bitterness. Soft carbonation, medium body, smooth texture. Overall: perfectly pleasant and ubiquitous in the Seattle area.
Wanja (531) - GERMANY - FEB 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Seattle. Quite interesting and delicious Amer Ale. Unfortunatelly the aroma is just average...
dave_wakeman (4) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 6, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the greatest NW beer, only passed by the Mac N Jackís IPA. I get nostalgic for this sucker all the time.
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the Seattle Taproom at the airport. Pours a murky and cloudy, amber-orange colored body with a thin, creamy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is mainly sweet caramels with a light breadiness an touches of floral hops. Flavor is better. Medium sweet caramels with a light breadiness and graininess. Florals towards the end with a bit of a grass note as this finishes smooth and dry with a light bitterness. Medium length aftertaste following a medium body and a light carbonation. Overall, this wasnít a bad amber, but there isnít a whole lot to it. Smooth and easy drinking, but not sure where all the high ratings come from.
DuffMan (5816) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Seahawks game. Cloudy red-amber colour, dense tan foam cap. Aroma is bread crusts, caramel, hints of nuts, fruity nuances. Flavour is rich toasty caramel, the fruity nuances really come forward here, and married to the sweetness, remind me somehow of my dadís homemade raspberry jam. Very cool! Medium bitter finish. This far exceeded my expectations! I knew nothing about this beer, and finding it at a football stadium, I assumed it was a Miller or Anheuser Busch product masquerading as a craft beer-- SO HAPPY I WAS WRONG!!! This was great!
OWENSR1 (11) - Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Apparently Iím supposed to fill this out. Take the numbers that I put down with a grain of salt if you will, but Iím just your average NW beer junkie looking to sample as many different brews as possible.
BucannonXC5 (666) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pitcher draft into a pint glass at Earlís Restaurant & Bar on Aug. 31, 2012 (for $12.50 a pitcher). 2-3 fingers of head (from memory). Poured an amber iced tea with gray lacing. Good retention all the way down.
Smelled earth, grains, toast, and some light combination of caramel/toffee.
Tasted similar to the nose, but seemed to come out a bit better. Got earth, grains, toast, roasty nuts and a bit of citrus hops.
Medium-to-full body (seemed heavy for an amber). Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Grainy, rough finish, but tasted OK.
An OK beer overall. I might have rated it a bit differently (higher or lower) had I tried it at home and not out at a bar with four others guys. Maybe will try it again.
jaydubbelu (14) - Monroe, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unapologetically cloudy. Nice fluffy creamy beige head from a growler pour. Smells like fruity pebbles or trix cereal to me at times. Nice lush fuity hops than a caramel biscuit cracker middle. Long slow grassy hop finish. A NW classic