Skyview (5023) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Bottleworks in Seattle. Pours a clear orange amber brew with a fast dissolving white head that leaves behind a white ring and some lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, some flowery hops, roasted nuts and a touch of green vegetables. Taste is medium bodied, lightly carbonated with a caramel malt and slight citrus zest flavor. Finish is slightly metalic, semi sweet with a caramel malt aftertaste. A little light for my favorite type of amber ales but still drinkable.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to skyview for sharing. Amber color with fain head. Sweet grainy nose and similar body.
Bradrcr (808) - Renton, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Jolly Roger (Brewery). Aroma is light, with sweet malt forward and breadlike notes; medium hop aroma. Beer is clear, copper-gold, with a well retained white head. Flavor is slightly hop forward, but with good maltiness, nutty, with some corn-like notes. has medium body, low carbonation texture, and a slightly resiny aftertaste. Overall, fairly good and to style, but the resiny touches and other perceived non-fermentables donít make it very easy drinking.
BrewDad (4256) - Olympia, USA - APR 4, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz Bottle - 99 Bottles
A deep redish color brew with a thin head. This was a off brew with some metalic flavoring at the first and the finish was very bitter. A good malty flavor but the hops where too bitter for my taste. Will try another later to see if it gets better.
after4ever (5279) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12-oz. Pours a crystal clear dirty-penny medium amber. Scant white head loitering around on top. Odd nose; kind of thwarted; some bitter nuts in there, some overbaked bread (kind of like biscotti a little). Attack is moderately assertive; medium-light body, palpable but not distinct carb, and forward flavor. Bitter earth, old leaves, fresh cut hardwood, itís a funny mix of dark, dry flavors. Itís satisfying, but itís kind of hard to know what to make of it. This was one of the lesser-rotated go-to beers for me for years, and now I canít even think what I might have said about it 5 or 10 years ago. Probably a good sign that consciously tasting dozens of styles and hundreds of beers forces you to look with fresh taste buds at the old familiars. Iím starting to think this beerís real genius is with rich (but not dairy-heavy) foods, something like beef stew or maybe roasted/grilled game.
jackbocracken (36) - Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright red color. Not very assertive flavor, but not bad either. Very smooth maltiness is rounded out by a moderate amount of hops--although I didnít really taste much flavor from the hops other than straight bitter.
KAggie97 (3530) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a nice head and lacing. Aroma is a nutty attic with peach and caramel. Flavor is a sea-worthy malt with a touch of buttery nut. Average mouthfeel. Not bad; solid amber with a nice blending of flavors. Iíll have more.
bitbucket (2112) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Pours a reddish amber with a lacy yellow-tan head. Floral and citrus hops in the nose, along with the malt. Somewhat watery body with medium carbonation. Some nuts and toffee in the taste. Dry and somewhat bitter finish.
JorisPPattyn (7298) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught Slightly hazy red-foxy beer with telltale full whipped cream nitrokeghead. Bitterish, and just a slight bit bready. Whiff of diacetyl. Woody bitterness in the taste, going over in hops. Not very assertive pale & coloured malts underneath. Deceptive creamy feel from the nitro hides a rather watery texture. Well, ho-hum ale. The "Alt" moniker is totally usurped.
DarkElf (2961) - La Jolla, California, USA - NOV 21, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12 oz bottle: Bottleworks in Seattle, WA) Okay, so this isnít the best red ale Iíve ever tasted, but itís still quite good. A fairly caramely and sweet malt flavor is balanced by floral, moderately bitter, lightly citrusy hoppiness. The nose isnít all that aromatic, but itís dominated by the caramely malt, plus the floral hops has moderate presence. Standard medium body, but thereís a nice creaminess and slightly oily mouthfeel for a smooth and soft palate. Medium amber and slightly hazy in appearance, the beer is covered, at least initially by an off-white and finely bubbled head. The head fades to a wide ring surrounding a few wisps in the center. Lacing is sporadic, but at least present on the glass. Not as good as the Dark (Amber) Ale, but itís definitely more than just a generic and boring American red ale.