fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Aroma very unique, roses, mint, grapefruit, marshmallow, some sort of minty candy. Flavor starts quite sweet and malty but is joined by an herbal tartness and straight bitterness. A bit watery. This one was odd. So odd in fact that I clearly had a terribly difficult time describing what the hell I was tasting. Though nothing about it was too offensive, I can’t imagine this is the beer that was originally designed...
nramsburg (259) - New York, New York, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy amber color. Yeasty nose with some citrus action - I get lemon.
Pretty smooth upfront, with an under layer of raisin flavor. Medium body that fades to a creamy finish.
I like this beer, and it’s definitely one of the better ones from McNeill’s.
altonbrownd (3752) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in Northfield, MA. Amber body with slight head. Orange and citrus nose. Flavours of fruits, orange, grapefruit and citrus. Hoppy. Some spiciness in the finish. Enjoyable.
rocbyter (1935) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrehing spicy aroma lightly minty. Cloudy amber color with a large off white head. Moderate to mild sweet malt beginning with a tangy finish. Light palate.
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - DEC 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle). Nice citrus orange aroma. Cloudy dark orange body, off-white head. Medium sweet flavor, mild grapefruit, malt, some toasty nuts. Very enjoyable.
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours an amber body with a small white head. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, light floral, and nuts. Flavor of nuts, caramel, breadiness, mild hops, and toasted malt.
Rastacouere (6153) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A rather hoppy amber ale that was not as clean as I could have hoped.
Generous toasty aspirations. Interesting dried fruits sweetness. Drying out rapidly.
Rather soapy hop character undermines the earthy, sweet and caramelized malt qualities. Quite a fruity ale, but not very clean with an oldish yeast feel that feels metallic and.. mushroomy?.
TomDecapolis (4605) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy amber with a large foamy/bubbly off white head that left lacing. Aroma of caramel, mixed citrus, sugary malt, floral notes and other mixed fruits. Flavors of caramelt malt, nuts, mixed fruit, some light hop bitterness, honey, citrus and hop flavor.
Beerdedone (2901) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at brewery. Pours a hazy amber with a off white head. Aroma of caramel malts, grains, citrus and a hint of brown sugar. Flavor is a nice balanced of caramel malts and fruity hops with a clean bitter finish. a decent brew
beastiefan2k (2771) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber, best before December (what year, I have no idea). Poured into my tulip glass with an incredible (edible) hulk type head. Starts to make me suspicious, just too big. However, when I taste the head it’s very hoppy. The color is very very muddy and thick dark copper. Its like someone just threw in a bunch of sand into an amber. Aroma is a citrus-y (lime mixed with tangerine), light and airy, caramel. There is a moldy (even light isopropanol) aroma in there, which makes me even more suspicions. The taste definitely confirms my suspicions of a slight infection. There is a lightly sour moldiness flavor that actually overtakes the hops thus make the beer lose its, umm, hoppiness, do you get it? Which leads to a flavor of fruity maltiness but you know its really just a weird interaction of the infection and its really hops and malt and not just a weird kind of maltiness. Finishes light and slightly sweet.