Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle served in a Haymarket Goblet. Thanks to BeerMeFitz for the extra!
A: Pours a clear ruby color with a white head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly to a rocky collar that leaves some sticky, soapy lace.
S: Light caramel malt body with some light piney hops and some spiced Euro-style hops.
T: Light caramel malt. Some bready sweetness and some light fruity hops. A little spiced grassy hops reminiscent of German style hops as well with a sweet finish.
M: Medium to light bodied. Medium low carbonation with a sweet, malty finish.
O: I liked the addition of the European hops to this (Scandinavian after reading the label). I wished it was a little more malty, but overall it was nice.
Serving type: bottle
Lemke10 (620) - Janesville, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a medium dark amber color with a decent head. Some roasted malts and caramel malts are the most evident in the scent. There is also a certain spice to it that is hard to describe. Has a good roasted taste to it that isn’t too heavy or too light. Has a nice volume and a taste with such good ingredients that it’s hard to pick out individual ones. Overall the taste is kind of bready with some nut flavor hints. All 4’s across the board from me but in my heart this is an all 5’s kinda beer haha.
portableparty (1874) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours red amber with a tight soapy off white head that dissipates to a thin film and collar. Aroma has subtle hops caramel malt and vegetable. Taste is bitter metallic vegetable and caramel malt. Palate is thin fizzy and dry. Straight forward.
starewich (139) - - JAN 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Super fruity nose. Malt character is tangy and bockish. Spicy finish. A nice, if odd, amber.
AWISLguy (915) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from BrookFalls Discount. Pours brownish orange with a white head. Aroma has caramel, brown sugar and nuts. Taste follows, mainly with the sweet caramel. Finishes sweetly. Very drinkable. As ever, NG hits the "true to style" well - just not my favorite style.
GuinnessHong (147) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark reddish-brown, amber color. Lots of carbonation & very generous head. Coffee, caramel aromas. Flavors of fruit, spice, coffee & caramel.
akoeninger (266) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2013 Very tasty amber. Smells fruity and citrus. Nice malt background and the hops are present but subtle. Overall a very good ale. Rich malty flavor.
MaltOne (168) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle description fits pretty well. Pours clear copper red with a shallow and brief head. Aroma initially had the distinctive banana aroma which receded over time - evolved to a more generic yeastyness - banana spice bread. Flavors nicely balanced, with mildly dry spicey finish. Overall, probably one the better ambers for more taste.
Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike.
The beer is mostly clear, appearing honey orange colored. The aroma is mild, with only hints of lightly sweetened malt and perhaps a touch of fruity biscuits. The flavor is fruity and malty. Decent. Light bodied and fairly creamy. Overall, this was ok.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-08-2012
beerbaaron (685) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Copper-red as described, thick but quickly dissipating head to light soapy. Light malt aroma, but otherwise not much. Very smooth, finish not too dry, very subtle fruity character. Highly drinkable.