GTown (127) - New York, USA - DEC 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the brewery. Appearance is ideal for the style. Malt and hop balance are middle of the road. Not bad, but not outstanding.
ChiGuy68 (418) - Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted from a 12oz. bottle. It poured a hazy copper with a frothy beige head. Aroma of hops, spicy malt, and a hint of soap. Taste of semisweet caramel and malt with a bitter finish.
miyauchi38 (271) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
jcopeau (4) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 20, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly hazy amber. Mild aroma of toasty malts with some hop spice. Flavor is crisp toast, with mildly sweet biscuit malt. Well balanced with some warm spicy hops with a touch of deep citrus hop. There’s a whole lot of flavor for session amber ale. I’ll certainly have it agalin.
edgallow (2196) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
16 oz draft pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, grain and some citrus. Taste it malts, grain and herbs.
Niko100 (2015) - Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rich amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt/biscuit, caramel, & some hops; Flavor of slight roasted malt, caramel, herbal hops, and some citrus; Somewhat metallic - just decent.
tectactoe (2042) - Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle: One of the first beers I had when I began rating beers, back in the day. Clean, clear amber & light copper with a small, wispy white head. The retaining collar actually leaves a decent bit of lace on the glass. Aroma is very generic... Very malty, albeit kind of light & timid. Mild caramel, toasted biscuit. Extremely faint earthy/floral notes. Strange metallic & sweaty aroma, too, especially as it warms up. I always get that weird, sweaty off-aroma with this beer. Not sure why or what it is. Flavor of caramel malt, biscuits, toasted barley, & just a hint of orange peel. Watery, metallic finish with a thin mouth feel. There’s nothing to this one, really. Better options are most certainly available.
Bif (1502) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a dark copper color with a fair head and spotty lacing. Aroma is a bit muted with malt and caramel. Taste of toasty malt, caramel with bit of grain. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Moderate body with no real flair. Decent beer but nothing out of the ordinary.
eaglebones (34) - Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Nice deep, clear amber color with huge offwhite head and lots of lacing. Aroma is malty and fruity. Taste is sweet with just a hint of bitterness. Medium body and moderate carbonation with a slightly oily feel. Not bad overall.
drsordr (1122) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour amber. Nose crisp malt, Some fruit hop. Taste similar to nose. Caramel and sweet malt. Minimal mineral palate sweet. Malt carries through finish.
superspak (2692) - Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, bottled on 5/27/2014. Pours lightly cloudy deep reddish copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, biscuit, toffee, nuttiness, light citrus zest, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, nuttiness, light citrus zest, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Light earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, nuttiness, light citrus, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of dark/bready malt and earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish, Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good amber ale. Good balance and robustness of dark/bready malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.