Bricks (925) - Delaware, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of pine, with a hint of cat pee and grapefruit. Great amber-burgundy color with white decent sized head. Quite bitter, like rye. Pretty complex, dry mouthfeel.
polo_marco (262) - milton, Vermont, USA - JUN 25, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells of sweet Orange and lemon peel with sweet malts to end the scent with. Super dark purple color with two finger off white head. Nice deep flavor starting out with sweet malts and a bit of cherry with a touch of raisin and pine resin. Fullish body with light tasty carbonation. All in all nice well rounded brew that all Maine beer companies should be putting out. Nice brew keep up the great work.
Booga (55) - Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle dates 3/15/16. Pours cloudy Amber color with dense lasting one finger head. Soapy lacing. Good bitter flavor. Not much citrus or anything very aromatic about it. Not my favorite style but a good drinkable beer for it nonetheless.
commonmac (1000) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap in a snifter glass for ECBT at The Farmhouse with commonshawn, rosskyle, and samadouche. Sports a deeper amber hue with an off white head. Nose is cereal and malt with a hop pine undertone. Brings to mind a red IPA initially but once you taste it, you realize it’s definitely an amber ale. Caramel and toasted nutty characteristics. Little syrupy. Malty cereal finish with some mild bitterness that consumes the aftertaste. I would jump at the chance to date Zoe again.
rosskyle (495) - - MAY 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on tap at Maine Beer. Red Amber color with white head. Mild sweet malt aroma. Copper malt flavor. Smooth medium body.
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ClarkVV (5369) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Lucky’s, 4/8/16.
A glassy, ruddy amber body has a strong blonde tint and a moderate sized, light beige head atop with moderate to strong retention.
Fruity hops give off strawberry, raspberry and very light pineapple-like notes, as the specialty malts mix in to add soft caramel, brown bread and such. Pretty well-balanced between the two, though tending hoppier unsurprisingly, with pine and red grapefruit picking up as the beer warms, especially on the finish. Fresh yeast and no alcohol or flaws.
In the mouth it’s bitter, not intensely so, but what I’ve come to expect from MBC. The fruitiness of the hops here, along with a fair amount of honey-caramel sweetness from the malt is enough to entertain and balance, at least initially. As the pint goes on, breadiness and light sourdough from the specialty malt, as well as pine/resin definitely build up on the palate. Probably a bit too much for me to ever drink more than one, but well-made no doubt. Could use a little less bready-sourdough character (none would be perfect). Tightly carbonated though and clean.
DialSquare (4117) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint at Giant Eagle in Upper Arlington: copper-amber pour, dirty white head. aroma of resin, pine, nutty. tastes are earthy, herbal, toffee, grain, pine, citrus. even bitter finish. tingly carbonation. I don’t typically like ambers, but this is quality.
hackobock (3213) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
July 22, 2015. On tap at the brewery.
Clear deep amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is malty and hoppy with toffee, crisp biscuit, notes of red berries, citrus, pine, resin and peach. Taste is light to medium sweet with toffee, fruits and berries, a whiff of roasted malts, piney, light dry bitter finish. Medium bodied, average carbonation.
mstrcrwly (933) - New York, USA - APR 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap poured into a teku glass..amber with a fluffy
white head..aroma of caramel,pine,resin,grapefruit..
Tastes like it smells..medium body..good stuff.
LouisP (108) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
L’univers des bières rousses et ambrées au Québec est loin d’être exceptionnel. Ça fait du bien d’essayer une ambrée fort populaire provenant des voisins du Sud. Au nez, cette rousse au gros collet de mousse sent un mélange très caramélisé et floral, c’est fort prometteur. Les arômes sont assez fidèles au goût, oèu c’est très caramel au départ, laissant place èa une finale sucrée et amère. On sent un peu l’alcool pour une 7,2%, juste assez pour trouver un certain équilibre entre le caramel, le houblon floral et l’aspect liquoreux de l’alcool. Il en résulte une bière avec beaucoup de caractère.
Drjohnrock (681) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 16.9 ounce bottle from Delhi Liquor, tasted on April 15, 2016. Dark brown/amber hue, nice bittersweet aroma with interesting mustiness, good complex bittersweet flavor with finish that’s a bit off, but that could be because my bottle was a little old. Still, a really good beer.