tbonde (76) - DENMARK - FEB 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33ml bottle@bar in Malmö. Nice amber color with ok head. A little cloudy. A very well balanced beer with a deep, toasty taste with a long, pleasant, slightly spicy aftertaste. Just the right (low) sweetness for my taste. The malt is prevalent but the hops is there without it going anywhere near an IPA. Belgian? Not really in my mouth, but a very good American brew, which it can wear with pride, and recommended for those who are not too crazy about the hops but like a beer with lots of taste.
Sosa300 (2) - Kansas, USA - FEB 8, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good first taste but no overall aftertaste. Very smooth without bitterness. Would be great to drink in quantity.
mentalmind (43) - FINLAND - FEB 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Ticked this earlier from draft as 4/5. Very well made and balanced belgian style amber ale. Fresh hoppy aroma. Good balance of biscuit biscuit malts, spices and hoppy flavors.
Jake_F (3) - - FEB 3, 2015 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Liked this one! Nicely balanced and my type of Belgian beer. In the US.
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Xavalias (212) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from the Bear River Bar, Steamboat Springs, Co. Clear light amber, thin off-white head. The aroma is of sweet malts, caramel. The taste is sweet with a slightly bitter finish. Easy to drink but pretty boring.
ChewyBeer (112) - SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap, good amber colour with ok head. Good ’Belgian’ nose, medium to full mouthfeel with decent carbonation. Good pleasant drink
VeinAle (100) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The nostalgia is heavy here. When the distribution circuit wasn’t that prominent I would load my trunk full of cases when driving home to Minnesota.
One of the dominant amber ales of the early 2000’s. This malt heavy, low head, reddish amber is classic. Perfect with a meal. There may be better ambers out there now. It its prime, it was the king.
WABeerFiend (274) - - JAN 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Best by date: 02.02.14.
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 01.03.14.
A: See through amber/red. No head with aggressive pour.
S: Malt, raisins, caramel.
T: Caramel is dominant. Toast is there too. Subtle hops.
O: This is a decent amber. I would not seek it out, but it would be a good beer with a meal if the alternative was an AAL.
YigSvartka (159) - Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 16, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Transparent crimson brown. No head. Unimpressive malt and caramel aroma, but a much more satisfying taste. Thin, smooth, and refreshing combination of malt, caramel, and mild dried fruit. Dry, sweet and mildly hoppy finish.
Mears (37) - - JAN 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of the first good beers I had. Still good for drinking but not too notch.