FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours deep amber with a small white head. Aroma is nicely malty, biscuit, a bit doughy, touch of cookie sweetness, caramel and toffee. Flavor is much the same, lots of maltiness, sweet caramel and doughy notes. Finishes a touch hoppy and crisp. Medium slightlyu creamy body and a crisp carbonation. Good for the style.
demmbonz (498) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful amber color. Very sweet and malty. Minimal hop aroma / taste. A lovely amber.
madvike (2666) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Pours hazy reddish amber with a light tan head. Nose is light spicy wood with a faintly yeasty bread note. Light sweetness. Taste is a bit sharp, with a faint cherry note and toasted bread malt. Woody finish with a bit of milkiness. I swear there’s some heat on the finish. Nice carbonation, and a bit slick. Odd beer, with some flavors that I wouldn’t expect in an amber. Not my thing.
TheAlum (5575) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flight on tap at the brewpub (Milwaukee, WI). Pours a glowing crisp amber hue, good glow, touch of haze as more orange works it’s way into play. A frothy offwhite head sits atop, stays as a small film, laces well. Aromas are crisp toffee and toast, gentle bready and doughy malts, touches of toast, sticky caramel and toffee. Gentle bready yeast and a touch of earthy hops. Initial is lighter bodied, touches of sweetness and grass, light toastiness up front. Middle gets a bit more bitter, gentle toast and crispness. Mellow sweetness into the finish leaves this simple, a bit sticky and a touch of butter. Mellow and odd, that weird buttery note sticks on me. Meh. Has some good parts and some bad. Finish doesn’t work for me.
jongrafto (3) - - MAR 7, 2012 does not count
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Kinda fell flat for me. Was expecting more flavor. Was told it is better on tap than in a bottle. Decent but I was expecting more.
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backdaft (201) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. Bottle - Pours a medium copper color with a creamy light head. Flavor is on the sweet malty side with a hint of caramel. Not bad, but nothing special.
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2012 Bottle to glass. Nice Amber pour with a white head. Aroma is sweet with a little bit of caramel. Not too good, not too bad. Pretty drinkable though
ReggieDunlap (3024) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy amber/ruby color with a medium tan head...nice lacing. Aroma is very malty...light fruitiness, doughy, a bit wheaty, and some faint leafy hop notes. Flavor follows suit but is more leafy and less doughy...tastes like mildly hoppy tea...mild toasted malt and a hint of caramel. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and the finish is earthy and mapley...like dry leaves.
BVery (5969) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Orange amber pour with a small amount of sediment - huge light cream colored head that held shape for several minutes. Mild aroma of sweet caramel. Medium palate. Taste is smooth caramel malt, just a touch of sweetness - very drinkable. Taste isn’t quite as good as it warms, however, very nice representation of the style.
Tmoney99 (10455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap sample. Poured hazy brown color with an average white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate balanced aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Average drinkable brew.