CanIHave4Beers (3362) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours a sort of orange color with a big head and some decent lacing on the glass.
The aroma is toasty malt for the most part. There are some lightly metallic aromas, some sweetness, and a little bit of leafy hop character.
The flavor is the very essence of that toasty biscuty malt character that seems almost ubiquitous with this brewery. It has fruity elements, and some light spicy hoppiness. The beer has a low level of sweetness.
I guess this can tastes a lot better than I remember this beer tasting. Neat.
beerbaaron (1343) - Arizona, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium amber with a lasting soapy white head and drapes of lace. Mostly malty. Bread. Biscuit. Light fruitiness. Toasty. No bitterness. Not sweet either. A good beer, an everyday all-purpose beer.
AtronSeige (708) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Malt: Medium, toasty, smooth, toffee. Hops: Medium, fruity and woody.
Appearance: Body: Clear amber. Head: Small, white.
Flavour: Medium bitter, medium-light sweetness. Malt: Medium-light toasty, bready. Hops: Medium woody. Very dry finish with lingering hoppy flavours..
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation, creamy. Very dry
Overall: Very dry finish, but a good beer.
355 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Esme!
10B. American Amber Ale
UDBeernut (1853) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle poured into a tumbler. pours amber, translucent, think off white head. nose is pure toast bread. taste follows, sweetness and bitterness are balanced. faint flowers on finish, malt clings. light body.
ScipioA (334) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This looks and tastes like something on the good side of a macro - pale pour and cheap beer smell. Thankfully redeemed when you actually drink it, aka where it counts. Caramel candi sweetness along with lots of fruit and some interesting yeast. Smooth and soft mouthfeel is quite refreshing. Good and ubiquitous everywhere except for Boston it seems, drink this from the bottle and you’ll be happy.
smallfry (88) - - SEP 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2014 (Bottle) Has a pleasant, sweet aroma. Fairly sweet, very simple flavor, but unfortunately has a fair amount of astringency. Too light and simple to be a good amber ale.
beastmaster (333) - Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Figured I’d knock this old go to out. Draft pours amber-gold. Thick lacy white head served in a frozen point glass. This sweet smelling brew. Meh
JamesMichael (7) - Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA - SEP 13, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of my favorites. Could easily be labeled an Oktoberfest in my opinion. The biscuity taste is very pronounced, tasty, and unique. New Belgium’s original flagship brew.
orangesol (918) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured into a plastic cup while at h2O. Drinking beers at the car show.
A - Pours nice amber orange with a dense two finger tall off white head leaving small rings of lace down the glass.
S - Smells of sweet caramel malts, toffee, dulled hops, and some fresh baked buttered biscuits...Based on the nose this one is a little past its prime.
T - Starts off with a big dose of sweet caramel malt slowly giving way to a mix of even more toffee sweetness, dulled out hops and some light buttery notes. There is plenty of biscuity taste and feel in this one. The finish is a mix of sweetness and chewiness, lingering on the pallet for some time.
M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Sweet, slightly chewy, feel that lingers on the pallet for some time.
O - I can see why people love this beer but I still greatly prefer Troegs Hopback to this, just for the sheer fact that I know it will be fresher than any Fat Tire I could get my hands on.
rollsrace (61) - - AUG 31, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very tasty, a milder version of oktoberfest beer, seems lighter so can drink more. Also has a sweet bottom.