bigtaster (758) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 Oz bottle. Brown red body, off white head. Roasted barley and caramel nose. Smells like fresh wort. Smooth carbonation, taste are great caramel malt with slightly acidic finish. Flavors are less complex than I’m looking for but a solid red.
superspak (3170) - Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 6/12/2013. Pours slightly cloudy orange copper color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of caramel, toast, toffee, grapefruit, orange zest, brown sugar, biscuit, floral, grass, light nuttiness, and toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of malt and hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, grapefruit, orange zest, brown sugar, floral, grass, light pine, light nuttiness, and floral/toasted earthiness. Light pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, citrus, biscuit, floral, and light nuttiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of malt and hop flavors; with a very balanced hop/malt flavor profile and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body with a lightly creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice amber ale. Good balance and robustness of malt and hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Chudwick (2356) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Advent beer #12 - 12oz bottle. Firestone walker was involved: expectations raised. Caramel and honey/floral. Sweet with slight bitter finish. Very easy to drink. Does not pair well with dry salami. Bitterness gets stronger with every sip.
jcr (2286) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber body with a frothy, off-white head. Aroma of toasted grain, caramel, resin, pine. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, moderate carbonation. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Taste of toasted malts, caramel and resin. Nice balance in the flavors.
unclemike (2457) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish/brown color with a good off-whiter head. Malty aroma with a little pine. Flavor has more hops than I thought. A little acidity and a little roastiness/nuttiness. There’s a slight astringincey in the beer that isn’t quite so smooth, but it’s still easy to drink.
mcran86 (19) - Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Rhodeside Bar in Arlington VA. Delicious red ale with slight citrus taste.
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NikkTwist (1892) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Slightly hazy copper pour with a large frothy head. More body than I was expecting. Unusual notes as well. Blood oranges. Plum pudding. Mulberries. Currants. Pomegranate. Caramel covered apples. Pleasant juicy flavors with a strong punch of spicy sweetness in the finish.
Bookseeb (127) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance has a ruby red color supporting a fair head that slowly dissispates leaving spotty lace. Smell has a nice balance between sweet caramel malt and the floral hop aroma. Taste faulters a bit from the aroma in not having that full flavor balance. Mouthfeel is lighter than medium with good carbonation.
wlajwl (4349) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is slightly perfumed fruit and mild notes of sweetness and earthiness. The flavor is fruit, light citrus, malts, spices and a mix of tangy/bitter/mild tartness in the finish.
zvsn (899) - ISRAEL - SEP 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at the tasting. Thanks DSG. Clear copper-red with a small head and minimal lacing. Aroma of caramel mats, bread and citric hops. Taste - starts with malty sweetness, bitter hoppy finish. Medium-body.