klas (313) - SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can at Brewdog bar Stockholm. Limited aroma and taste. Not up to date with newer craft beers.
John25 (685) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear amber brown. Bread crust, grains, toast, light caramel, biscuity malt, and a hint of citrus but mainly earthy hops. Nothing special, a nice sessionable amber. Pretty light body with a decently long finish. Decent.
High_in_NM (7) - Los Alamos NM, New Mexico, USA - NOV 3, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What’s left to say about this one? One of the better macros out there. Widely available and appeals to a broad range of palates. This one practically screams autumn to me. Could easily pass as one of the best Oktoberfest’s out there. Maybe a tad too sweet to be a staple, but definitely a regular in the rotation in the fall and winter months.
bigda83 (284) - Jamestown, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Catching up ratings........ On draft at Detroit Airport. Poured a deep copper, pretty clear, and decent white head. Aroma of crisp fruits, sweet malts, caramel, and spice. Taste was caramel and citrus.
lownote (104) - USA - OCT 26, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours copper with a ton of head from bottle. Aroma is a citrusy hopness. Mouth feel is pretty thick with some carbonation bite at the end. Taste is crisp with a balance of malt and earthy hops. Not too sweet or bitter but also not very interesting. Fine for sessions.
brewzntunez (12) - - OCT 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
*Reviewed On: (8/13/14):
*Glassware: Shaker Pint
*Serving: 12 oz
*Aroma: woody,bready/crackery, lightly roasted malt, floral
*Appearance: Deep amber with two fingers of off-white head, with lots of bubbles in it. Light lace was left on the glass after the beer was finished.
*Taste: Lightly roasted malt upfront, caramel sweetness in the middle, and finishes with a mild grassy hop bite.
*Palate: Medium body, smooth mouthfeel, average carbonation on the tongue. Finishes dry.
*Overall: A decent offering for an amber ale, that is a good choice when options are limited. Also, a good transitional beer for the BMC crowd looking to get into beer with actual taste.
arn8897 (46) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep copper color with a light tan head. Nice crisp citrus flavor. Easy drinking. Nothing special but nicely done.
PacNWDad (107) - Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very sweet profile, with lots of malt. Reddish brown color. Decent amount of head. Some spice. Good but could use a little more hops and a tad sweet.
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"toasty, with a malty nuttiness usually only found in an americanized irish red, but hoppier like an amber. pretty nice balance and thicker mouthfeel...to be the best, though, the flavor/aroma isn’t where i needed it to be."
eduardovl (949) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 330ml bottle poured in a tulip glass.
Enjoyed during my trip to Pleasanton, California at the Marriott Hotel. Nice beer. Its bottle is for sure a tribute to the Belgium Trappists.
A: Pours a nice clear dark amber color with a reasonable head which dissipates leaving some lacings
S: Caramel malts, basically. Sweet and biscuity. Light fresh hops
T: Follows the nose: Very bready and biscuity (this is the most biscuity beer I’ve ever had). However not sweet as the smell (fortunately). Light citrus hop bitter end
M: Light body, reasonable carbonation
D: Good beer. Quite unique
[ BA Review @ 12/14/2010 ]