Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel aroma, some hops. An oxymoron, this ale is both simple and complex. The aftertaste is not sweet, but does have some fruit tones. Decent head retention. I tasted this brew originally at the Hopvine Saloon, its home brewpub, where, naturally, it was superior to other tastings. In bottles, it is more restrained, and those bottles from contract brewers can be of entirely different character.
SFtaster (64) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid offering from this under-rated NorCal brewery. These guys are OG all the way - they’ve been kicking it since 1983. The brew isn’t quite as dank as homegrown products of the area, but Red Tail Amber is a solid example of the style. Clean on the palate, nice malt balance, and enough hops to keep it real. Good beer to sip with a few bong loads while waiting for the NBA final game to start. Go Warriors!
donandres (359) - , Washington, USA - APR 25, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle to wine glass
App: dark amber, light brown, clear, minimal tan foam
Taste: medium bitterness
MF: lively carbonation, long nice finish
Overall: good beer, ok to repeat, not to look for
Drank: April 25, 2016
drjoeng (857) - SINGAPORE - APR 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
6%ABV. Amber ale.
Poured out slightly cloudy rust. 16ºSRM.
Nose is beery and malty. There is slight funkiness to the nose, a little dank and with the sweet eatery aroma of warm over ripe fruit. Nose also has dates and some spiciness in the nose suggesting nutmeg.
Mouthfeel is soapy. There is good carbonation. The palate has sweet malt body with the spiciness of rye. Other flavors include graham crackers, honey, dates, raisins. The toasty malty sweetness is pronounced and forms a very solid backbone to this surprisingly easy to appreciate ale. Hops are bitter and sappy.
Finish is medium with bitter, vegetal and some stone fruit peel.
Overall, a very pleasant, full-bodied ale with a malty expression, nicely balanced with bitter hops. Very very nice.
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Guruhso (415) - Grindsted, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Malty aroma with yeasty notes. Grainy and earthy. The flavour is mainly bitter. The body is light and the texture is watery. Soft carbonation.
Plovmand (7852) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Thx Guruhso. It’s an amber beer with a white head. Quite a lot of floaties. Caramel malty and floral hoppy. Malty flavor with light fruity hops.
gegwilson (3206) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle as a Christmas gift from Jill. Cheers. Pours amber with a frothy cream head. Very mild toasty aroma. The taste has light spice, marmalade and toast. Better than I was expecting. Pretty decent.
berkshirejohn (5988) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Beer52.com. Golden amber with a loose white head; malty aroma; malty body with a crisp citrus taste; and a sweet citrus finish.
jsmerig (1490) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a reddish Amber with a white head. Thanks Brad for the Xmas gift. Aroma is grainy with a bright hoppy note. The taste is mildly sweet. Mildly bitter and mildly balanced. Some interesting malt character. But average overall.
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bth122 (1498) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a copper color with small head. Big caramel malt aroma. Average carbonation. Medium body. Light hops. Malty backbone with caramel notes. Ok.
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DrNosha (1678) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - DEC 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz Flasche. Braunes Bier mit beigem Schaum. Sehr malziges Aroma. Toffee und Kuchen. Geschmack auch erst malzig und süss, dann Hopfenbittere im Abgang.