foyle (293) - Wyoming, USA - SEP 2, 2013
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Appearance: pours with a 1" off white sudsy heads that recedes quickly. Faint lacing only. Color is a slightly cloudy amber with small amount of carbonation streaming.
Aroma: sweet barley malt syrup, toasted wheat bread, some earthy hop spice as well.
Mouthfeel: light and watery with a dry finish.
Flavor: mild flavor, I expected more in the taste based on the aroma. Bland is the best way I can describe the flavor. There is not much of the expected caramel sweetness from an amber ale. Hard to find something good to say about this one.
Darkmagus82 (1938) - - DEC 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a clear slightly red tinted amber color with a small head of pure white foam. The head has a very light level of retention, fading quickly to leave a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is an odd mix of sweet and somewhat gristy wheaty smells. The sweet is of a more caramel nature with the wheaty smells having hints of a more hay-like nature mixed within. A little bit of fruity peach and apricot smell as there as well as well as a little bit of a spent grain smell. Overall, not really an all that pleasant mix of smells.
Taste – The taste begins with a mix of a sweeter fruit and caramel taste along with a little bit of light roasted malt and bready flavor. The sweeter fruit flavors are a mix of cherry and plum, but these are light in comparison to the caramel. As the taste moves forward, the caramel grows more intense and is joined by a more buttery toffee flavor at the expense of the fruit. A little bit of a more woody and slightly gristy spent grain flavor come to the tongue at the end, leaving a rather oddly sweet, woody, and slightly stale grainy taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side for a brew of 5.5 % abv with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. A decent feel for the odd mix of flavors, but nothing too special.
Overall – Nothing too great here in my opinion. A little to gristy and stale tasting with a rather odd mix of flavors. It lacks balance, so not really one I would want to go to again.
bytemesis (4103) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 30, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Pours clear amber, beige head, decent lacing. Aroma is faintcaramel. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, a bit metallic. Medium body. Meh
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - SEP 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reddish/brown pour with a light brown fading head. Slight hop/grassy aroma. Slight pilsner finish on this amber, but its tasty and goes down easy.
Itsbeerbetch (3) - Alabama, USA - SEP 11, 2014 does not count
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
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sudzn8r (8) - Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The name says it all. Drink one and you will want another. Very smooth, slightly bitter.
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Iphonephan (4007) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a 12 oz bottle enjoyed in Big Sky MT. Pours a clear amber with an ecru head. Malty nose. Flavors of biscuit with a light hop finish.
Beerandhockey8 (239) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - MAY 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours deep amber with some sediment. Notes of caramel and bread. Typical amber taste, smooth finish. Pretty generic beer, good but nothing special.
Travlr (14698) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle sample at Calgary beer fest. Hazy amber color, medium white head. Aroma of floral caramel. Taste is sweet and malty.
BeerandBlues2 (10519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Calgary Beer Fest. Pours clear amber with a medium, creamy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is fruity and floral hops with caramel and cookie malt and a clean character. Flavor is sweet malt, medium-light hops and bitterness, light fruity esters and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.