BucannonXC5 (1390) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Clear 8-oz. tumbler glass
From: Trader Joeís in (Uptown) Albuquerque, N.M.
Purchased: May 6, 2016
Consumed: May 6, 2016
Misc.: Born on April 9, 2016 at 12:49 p.m. MT
Looking forward to this one after seeing the overall rating on Beer Advocate about two minutes before writing this. Bought this basically because itís Marble and I havenít tried this one yet. Nice to not always have IPAs.
Poured an auburn, clear color with two fingers of frothy, khaki head. Rather serene setting underneath the head. Very good lacing. Excellent retention. (Sight - 4.25)
Very nice on the smell, getting a great mix of malts and hops. Specifically getting caramel, toasted malts, buttery malts (but not overwhelming which I hate), Mosaic, spicy, dry Chinook, rye, iced tea, spoiled vegetables and light garbage. (Smell - 4.00)
Taste wasnít quite as good as the nose, but decent. Getting toasted malts, buttery caramel malts, dry rye hops, Mosaic, spicy Chinook, sweetened iced tea, spoiled green beans, hints of tropical notes, mainly passion fruit, bitter pine and some woody Nugget. (Taste - 3.75)
Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, toasty finish. (Feel - 3.75)
This one had its moments, but couldnít pull the trigger on higher ratings. Might have underrated the smell a tad. Decent beer though. (Overall - 3.75)
3.84 86 B+
KUEric (934) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours reddish brown. Minimal little head. Aroma is pine, grapefruit/citrus, a little bread/dough-y and some caramel malts. But more hop than malt on the nose. The mouthfeel is a little more sharp than expected based on the aroma. The flavor is a little matlier than I expected, but is still yeasty and hoppy with citrus and pine. But also some fruitiness (Iím getting apricots, caramel, cereal, etc).
Kavu (3940) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10oz on tap @ Draft Station, Santa Fe. Pours clear deep amber with a medium head. Aroma is fruity and piny malts. Flavor is full malts, fruits, pine and hops. Quite nice.
Livendadream (191) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2015 Btl pours hazy,ruby red color with a big fluffy off white head that lingers leaving lots of lace on glass. Aromas of pine,citrus, pie crust, and brown sugar. Tastes of cookie dough, grapefruit,resin, and fresh hops. Medium body, silky mouthfeel, above average carbonation, and a smooth slightly bitter finish. I never really enjoyed reds until I tried this one. Truly an amazing beer. The malty backbone is balanced perfectly by the clean hop bitterness, making this quite enjoyable. The fresh hops really come through in both aroma and taste. This is now one of my favorite local brews. Yeah my opinion is biased, so what!
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a nice amber, light reddish color, with an off white head. Wonderful hop character, piney, citrus, on top off a toasty amber malt backbone. Another solid Marble beer.
BelgianBeerGal (3722) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle picked up in Las Cruces at Kelly Liquors. Straight from the bottle after a hot, windy, dry run. Huge aroma of sappy, resiny pine with a hint of sweet malt. Nice mildly bitter flavor that keeps it a nice amber ale and not over-the-top into IPA-land. Nice and refreshing.
CopterScott (245) - Kansas, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
reddish amber color with about a finger of off-white head. aroma citrus hops and caramel malts. flavor is citrus, caramel and toast.
High_in_NM (26) - Los Alamos NM, New Mexico, USA - MAY 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from local Smithís. Wow! Not what I was expecting at all. Pronounced hop profile announced itself as soon as the cap came off. Dark copper pour, medium off-white head, and moderate carbonation. Caramel malts are pretty much buried under a very dry, IPA-ish hop profile. Itís labeled as a red ale rather than an amber, but it tastes like a red IPA to me, which ainít a bad thing as far as Iím concerned. A pleasant surprise. Iíll definitely be buying more of this.
jagad5 (89) - - MAR 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nothing to write home about. A bit of a sweet and bitter initial taste that complimented the local cuisine.
maxwelldeux (4324) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear reddish brown color with a very small off-white head on there. Nose is quite hoppy... there is some caramel to it, but a lot of grass and some floral notes to it. Taste is slightly bitter, and comes with a malty bite that has a residual sweetness. Really interesting...