j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at New Holland on our way to RBSG. Pours a clear orange amber with a thin beige head. Caramel and toast, light fruit. Medium bodied, lots of caramel, sweet fruit. Cocoa, toast, malt. Finishes lightly bitter with bits of fruit.
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewery. A clear red color with a small head. Clear caramel malt aroma and a touch of nut. A smooth palate, light in body with a short finish. Medium sweetness, caramel, but finishes abruptly. Great initial nose and flavor, but very little lingers to savor. A good pairing, however, with a corned beef sandwich, each enhancing the flavor of the other.
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampler at the brewpub (Holland, MI). Missed this last time and have been looking for it for awhile. Pours a deep dark copper, reddish and a decent haze with a sizable offwhite head that eventually dies to a thicker film, laces ok. Aromas are mellow, caramel and toffee, toast and bready malts mix with decent florals, a touch of dryness on the nose. Simple Red. Initial is a pretty thick caramel and toffee bomb, moves to medium bodied with a good sweetness overall, caramel and a touch of nuttiness move into toast, bread, and a light floral hopping. Pretty malty and not my kind of red ale. Quite toasty and malty, light florals provide insufficient bitterness. Not my thing, almost some black olive showing up in there which is weird.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Malty body hints of caramel and some light char, hops are pine and a bit soapy. Mildly bitter finish with some malt sweetness. Decent.
satan165 (1018) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
aroma of of crunchy toffee and a hint of even chocolate. appearance is hands down 5 -- wonderfully red hued amber that is so striking you’d swear its artificial. flavor is of big caramel and a hint of porter cocoa. hops follow to subtlely buzz the throat.
BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from busch’s grocery store in Novi. This pours a reddish amber with off white head. I was actually somewhat dissapointed with this, as I was expecting a lot more flavor and better mouthfeel, but this is by no means a bad beer. It’s a great session brew, with decent flavor. Despite this, I probably won’t be getting this any time soon, as there are so many more brews from NH that I haven’t tried. Cheers!
Headbanger (2974) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle 4/13/09-Pours a nice darker amber iwth a small tan covering for ahead. Aroma of malt. Taste begins with malt and then chocolate comes pouring in along with some caramel. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and the chocolate was a nice surprise. Nice tasting and quite drinkable.
TipsyAfter2 (15) - Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not overly impressed with the floral undertones, but I guess I should have expected it from ’red tulip’.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - FEB 21, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber pour with a half-inch beige head. Roasted malt aroma, lightly smokey. Flavor is mostly caramel malt with a dash of hops and a hint of smokiness. Meh. Not bad, but unremarkable.
mjg74 (2459) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Hazy marronish in color. Caramelized malty aroma. Somewhat bready as well. Somewhat sweet up front. Good maltiness with a light hop finish. Decent amber, but pretty standard for the style.