ben4321 (3473) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 9/20/12
Aroma: The nose is heavy on dark fruit/raisin, some toasted malts, and a little earthy hops
Appearance: A mostly clear reddish-orange color with a an inch of off-white head and sticky, heavy lace
Flavor: The taste is caramel malts, some bread, a little fruit, and some (unintentionally?) tart/sour yeast
Palate: The body is medium, it has an average-to-lively carbonation, and a mildly astringent finish
I donít what they were shooting for here, but it didnít really work for me. This beer is not terrible, but, for me, it just felt like a miss all the way around.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Hazy golden amber color, medium white head. Aroma if lightly spiced caramel. Taste is slightly peppery caramel.
Lubiere (9330) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A golden amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, pleasant caramel malt with light British hops, clover, nice. In mouth, a nice biscuit malt with nice grassy British hops, smooth. On tap at Farmhouse Tap and Grill, April 7, 2012.
KlextonGaze (60) - Franklinville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint to pint, cloudy ginger orange sporting airy foam reducing quickly to near transparent lid. Immediate yeasty citris rind come to the fore, some toffee rounding tangy edge. Through to finish retaining substantial sourdough bitterness. Expected tad more malt but still flavorful.
jgb9348 (4439) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great deep amber coloured body with a copper glow and a perfect, three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, toffee, strong hops and a touch of alcohol. Medium-bodied; Assertive malt flavour with some light fruits, a lot of hops and a good fresh herbal flavour. Aftertaste is a great balance of the hops and malt, a touch nutty and a little caramel sweetness at the end - a decent amount of body on the finish too. Overall, a very nice beer - especially for the style, definitely worth trying if you can find it! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Oliverís Beverage in Albany, New York on18-November-2011 for US$4.49 sampled at home in Washington on 25-February-2012.
Jenafly75 (10) - Sea Bright, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Nice change of pace for me, a perfectly balanced Amber Ale and incredibly full of all sorts of my favorite flavors
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark golden orange color thatís almost completely opaque except for bright golden orange edges. Half finger off white head that quickly settles into thin ring. Sporadic spots of lace left behind.
Slightly earthy aroma with spicy hop notes, pine needle and subtle citrus fruit. Countered by sweet malt notes and bready yeast.
Medium bodied and fuller than expected with a blast of juicy hops up front that linger over the sweet malt backbone into a slightly bitter dry finish. Subtle floral quality with some dry piney character but the hops are mostly citrus flavored with hints of mango, orange peel and grapefruit. Sweet malt backbone with hints of caramel and biscuit with alcohol heat toward finish. Decently balanced but sweetness from alcohol and malt take away from the hops a bit.
Ernesto987 (3258) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty aroma, kinda stale flavors, easy drinker though. Very simple, kinda boring.
jeremytoni (2894) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Light malty flavor with a quick finish.
Tonkun (586) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy amber pour with decent head. Citrus, fruit, caramel, toasty. Nice bitterness at the end. Medium body. Not bad.