Oakes (13065) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bright amber. Thick caramel head. Fairly nondescript aroma. Creamy body, light caramel. Not much else.
argo0 (11823) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 13, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle. Small off-white head atop clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, candy sugar, bread, faint spicy. Taste is moderately sweet, candy sugar, some bread, light spicy. Watery light-medium body, minimal carbonation.
bhensonb (11800) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Liz. Pours amber with a creamy white head. LIght spicy aroma, hint of nut. Med body; foamy carb. It first suggests a pils, then nut and spice pop in. Pretty drinkable beer. Balanced.
Tmoney99 (11362) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft sample at brewhouse. Poured a clear copper color with a minimal fizzy white head that was mostly lasting and had good lacing. Moderate toasted malty citrus aroma. Medium body with slick texture. Medium bittersweet flavor with a light to medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This beer met my expectations for an organic brew.
jcwattsrugger (11310) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a white head with bubbles and gold color. Aroma is yeast, rock candy, light malt. Taste is yeast, rock candy, light malt, some clove and banana, faint flat hops. Mild carbonation.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Monk in a Trunk
clear copper, wispy off white head, streaks of drippy lace,
sweet candy malt aroma with nice fruity esters and light spicyness,
sweet caramel malt flavor, lots of bready character, fruity esters come in to add to the sweetness and then are enhanced by the sweetness, touch of spicyness add complexity rather than balance, a hint of tart citrus, light bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Lubiere (10636) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A copper amber ale with a thick receeding white head. A nutty spiced malt aroma, with light milk chocolate notes. In mouth, a sweetish malt with light coriander, some powdery dryish character, light lactic points, and roasted malts. Not bad.
hopscotch (9843) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft... Clear amber ale with a small, fizzy, white head. Vinous, fruity aroma with addtional notes of caramel and steamed grain. Nice little malt bomb, this one... sweet flavor with lots of crystal/caramel malts. Full-bodied and oily with fizzy carbonation. Sweet, then dry finish. Sort of complex for an amber as I found a few fruity esters in the nose and flavor. Oh, I hadn’t read the commercial description until just now. I guess the Belgian yeast would have something to do with this brew’s complexity... complex for an amber ale, that is.
daknole (9796) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Mellow Mushroom in Delray Beach. Not the best amber I have ever had. Goldish color with aromas that aren’t special or unique. Flavor is mild and smooth,but not spectacular.
Dogbrick (8907) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell on 01/06/2012. Clear amber pour with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of grainy malt, caramel and mild hops. Light body with flavors of bready malt, caramel and lightly bitter hops. The finish is short and malty. Pretty average overall.