kschep (1707) - DENMARK - AUG 6, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose is heavy caramel, some leaves, medium bitter hops, little coffee, feel is mediumweak, carb is medium, taste is cough syrup, bittersweet hops, some leaves, finish is weak sour notes.
Alphadelic (1974) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The nose is of powdery chocolate and is very faint. Hints of bitterness and a heap of nuttiness join the aroma once it is in the mouth.
bigabe (194) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a classic clear amber with a medium off white head that stays throughout. Nose is very weak. A little malt, some spice, and a hoppy smell I did not expect. MBC’s deScription says, "a malty Amber Ale," but the flavor is surprisingly hoppy. There is a good amount of lighter, sweeter malts, but really, I taste piney hops. The beer is relatively easy to drink, but I’ve had better ambers.