OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
A - Pours a copper amber with a small head that sinks and forms a big bubbled collar.
S - Caramel and toffee, white bread, honey.
T - Toasted toffee, some citrus tang, along with a brown sugar cherry sweetness. A muted bitterness in the background toward the finish.
M - Light to medium body. Low carbonation.
Great aroma on this one. The taste isn’t as good the smell. It has some artificial-like flavors going on. Easy drinking though.
Serving type: bottle
gegwilson (2524) - 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 (5509) - 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 (1412) - 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 (1392) - 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 (1003) - 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.
geologyguy (1162) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2015
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very very sweet malty smell, taste is also quite malty with a touch of bitterness...pretty much one dimentional ...more bitter than I’d like
bergstaden (1953) - Røros, NORWAY - SEP 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber with a white head - Malty aroma with hints of hops - Malty body with some caramel notes and some hop bitterness - malty finish with caramle and hints of hop bitterness - This was nice
superspak (3960) - Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy reddish copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness/toffee, pear, apple, herbal, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness/toffee, pear, apple, herbal, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness/toffee, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly creamy/bready, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this a very good English style amber ale. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
drjay44 (3157) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained, ivory head, with slight lacing, over a slightly hazy, dark amber (SRM 14) body......nose is toasted malts with biscuit, bread crust notes, light hops spice, no esters, balanced.......taste is lightly sweet, with toffee/caramel notes, cereal malts, no esters, becoming bitter, which lingers, balance to the malts.....mouth feel light of medium body, no alcohol, light carbonation. This is a moderately hoppy Amber Ale. Overall it is a bit light in both the malt and hop backbones. More caramel crystal malt and a more floral hop would help correct. BJCP 7/3/12/4/6
tightslice (700) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Your basic malt-and-hops-you-made-a-beer-in-your-garage-type beer. I’ll take it.