Butters (3736) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Sampled at the Richmond Gathering XII. Acidic, stale spicy hops, huge carbonation. This was pretty damn bad actually.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of MaltDawg at the 12th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 09/18/2010. Clear amber body with a small creamy white head. Sweet spicy hop aroma on a caramel background. Caramel and floral hop flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Jolly Pumpkin, Ann Arbor - Smooth and nutty, toffee smooth body. Piney hops. Very fresh and quaffable.
Onslow (1135) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour from 11.5 oz stubby bottle. Amber brew with two fingers of off white head. Aroma of light grains and a little metallic hoppiness. Flavor is nice - medium maltiness, slightly sweet, finish has a slightly sour hops bite with cheesy overtones. Not bad but not great.
Brad89 (6) - Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2010 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2011 I had this a while ago, and I wasn’t as impressed as this time around. Glad I gave it another shot! Really well balanced amber with nice hop and malt.
wheelz843 (233) - Grand Island, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Pours a thick amber color with no head. Aroma is very sweet with hints of citrus. At first taste is that of caramel and wheat. after taste is a bit metallic and bitter. other than finish its very good
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 29, 2010
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Draft at the hotel bar at RBSG. Somehow chose this over Founders Pale Ale, 2-Hearted, or Oberon. A mistake I shall rue to the end of my days. Pours clear amber, thin skim of foam. Head isn’t persistent, and there isn’t much here in the way of lacing either. Nose is spicy, with basic earthy hops, and a horrible metallic character. Flavours are muted hops, sweet caramel malt, and hot molten metal, God it sears the tastebuds with awfulness.
Hayden (9) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2010 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Malt and hops balanced beautifully. Clear amber color with vanilla colored head. Smooth Caramel flavor with earthy finish. Medium body and refreshing light carbonation. Overall a good brew.
MrBunn (2456) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours an amber color (pretty clear) with a medium sized white head and bland aromas of caramel grains and metal. Flavor is off... something isn’t quite right and it tastes a lot like an amber that has a bit of an infection or is too old. Metal and bandaids with some sausage or something over an amber ale malt presence makes this pretty mediocre to bad.
Tmoney99 (10470) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured clear dark amber color with a large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate tart citrus hop aroma. Medium body and a smooth texture with soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable brew.