kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: Albion Amber
Date: July 11, 2009
Appearance: clear dark amber, wispy beige head
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma, light earthyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of earthy hops, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
illidurit (2146) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBSG09 on tap at the brewpub. Pours a deep brownish amber with a thin tan head. Aroma is crystal malt with some tangy hoppiness. Flavor is big on iced tea with an obnoxious sweetness, the typical result of too much crystal malt. Some caramel and C-hops with a light roasted character and a bready dry finish.
larsniclas (5613) - Billdal, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the brewpub
Aroma with some weird coffee-ground and some chocolate.
Metallic in flavour with coffee.
Dry and pretty harsh, medium bitterness.
Brewsmith (148) - Torrance, California, USA - NOV 21, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
From a 22 oz. bottle purchased locally.
Amber with a slight red hint to it. Puffy light tan head. A slight haze to it.
Aroma is fruity with a slight floral character. Slightly musty in the background.
Taste is "old bottle been in the warm truck and warehouse too long before being placed on the store shelf with fluorescent lighting for even longer" It’s the lemon iced-tea flavor I’ve found before in many a pale ale, amber, red and other big hops/big malt beers. Too bad.
Medium bodied and smooth carbonation but with a sharp acidic bite to the finish.
If this beer was in good shape I’d beet it would be pretty tasty. Too many good beers are ruined between the brewery and the glass.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2008 Pours clear copper with an average white head. Average malt and hop aroma, sweeter mroe than citrus, but a bit of both. Taste was average. Caramel malt, on the watery side, grapefruit and oranges inthe hops, with a big caramel and brown sugar finish. Not great, not bad, just average.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 26, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In the bottle from HyVee CB. Pours a dark reddish amber- nearly brown with a large yellow-beige head. Strong roasted nut aroma. Fig flavors blend into a mild malty palate. Finishes with the scent-inspired nuttiness. Very malty body. Excellent rings of lacing form. No infection in my bottle as mentioned recently by others.
rayOfBeer (670) - El Cerrito, California, USA - MAY 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from tap at Marin brewing a clear brown with medium beige head with low carbonation. Soft aroma of toast, malt and a little floral fruitiness. Flavor is apricot, sweet caramel, toast, malt, with some fresh hops coming out in the aftertaste. This beer has a big malty feel to it with very little bitterness. Overall a nice amber. I would drink this one again.
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber-trade w/snojerk321 (I think!)-pours a cloudy amber color w/a big, foamy head & good lacing. Roasted malt aroma. Full malt flavor w/roasted nuts, toffee, dark fruit, & caramel. Kind of a sweet flavor to it. Easy drinking, sesson type brew, very smooth. Somewhat bitter finish; no trace of hops at all.
DYCSoccer17 (3321) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 27, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
22 ounce bottle purchased at BevMo in Natomas, CA. Awkward aroma with some weird, sweet, fruity, berry-like notes. Smells a bit infected. Mostly transparent amber colored body with a an overly large frothy off-yellow head and nice lacing. There is clearly some infection here. Sour start before it becomes malty with a shitload of coffee malts in the end. Roasted malts too. Too bad there is some infection here, because this is probably a really good beer. I will need to try this again.
robertjm (773) - Albany, California, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an EXTREMELY frothy head. LOTS of carbonation. Amazing amount of carbonation!! Hoppy aroma with background of crytal malt. Lots of malty flavors. Perhaps a bit of citrusy undertones too. Light body. Malt on the palate in the aftertaste. This could be a good lawnmower beer, except for the aftertaste.