chadje (177) - California, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had in the bottle and on tap at The Keg in Eugene, Or. A nice amber with some hops and caramel and a nice touch of malt.
bpreo (1545) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This Amber was very good. It was clean and clear. A very satisfying beer to drink.
brokensail (10741) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The beer pours an amber color with a finger of off-white head.
S: There’s a nice perfume and floral hop aroma to this. Behind that, there is sweet toffee and caramel malt. A bit of toasted bread, some hints of citrus peel, too.
T: The beer is mostly sweet with a good amount of toffee and toasted malt/bread flavor. A nice bit of perfumey hops, some good floral notes, and just a mild citrus flavor. A decent hop bitterness to the beer as well.
M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
O: Pretty standard red ale, but good flavors and easy to put down a glass or two of.
craftbeerdesign (2175) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tasting on 8/20/11. cloudy deep orange pour with little head. sweet apple nose with light caramel notes. medium body with light fruits, caramel and a light bitterness. sweet finish with more light fruit notes.
ChainGangGuy (4359) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours out a clear, darkened amber body with a fast-lived, near white head.
Smell: Has a rich, toasty Munich malt nose with sweetish notes of brown sugar, caramel. Low fruitiness. Hint (a small one) of earthy woodiness in the background.
Taste: Again, hits well with the Munich malt, quite toasty and with the accompanying tastes of brown sugar and caramel. Deeply sweet. Slight touch of raisin. Rather light hop profile, just a bit of earthy wood, a bit of spice, a relatively low bitterness. Soft, semi-dry finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium-light carbonation.
Overall: A simple, easy-going but pleasantly flavored amber, definitely leaning towards the malts and being somewhat light in body, which, I liked well enough, but those seeking a hop-forward PNW brew may be sorely disappointed.
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle-pours an off white head and hazy amber color. Aroma is grainy. Taste is grainy, dusty, some metallic.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to a generous someone for sharing this at DLD 2011. Served in a SAVOR snifter.
Pour yields an amber-colored brew with an off-white head that falls quickly without too much lacing. The nose brings some light bready malt plus a bit of light caramel sweetness in the background. Very mild hop presence. The flavor is mostly bread crust with a bit of toast as well as very mild toffee plus some caramel. Lightly candied. Medium body and good carbonation. Not bad.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-10-2011
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Starlight Lounge in Eugene. Amber colored, light carbonation bubbles and a small white head. Smells of caramel, biscuit, bread. Tastes of bread, caramel, biscuit malt, light citrus. Average Amber ale, not something I would revisit often but refreshing enough.
EugeneReview (2) - Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2011 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great color leads this beer to an exciting start. Not to hoppy with a well balanced malt finish. Definitely a beer that you can drink over and over again.
TheAlum (5672) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle from MvW. Thanks, Matt! Go Hawkeyes! Pours a deeper ruby copper, brownish almost, iced tea, dark and deep, with a small frothy beige head atop. Laces ok. Well hazed with fiery edges. Aromas are toffee and thicker caramel, biscuits and crystak malts. A touch of floral hopping, grass, and light dryness on the nose with a thicker mellow sweetness, toast, faint cocoa almost comes through. Sweeter overall, hops dialed back. Initial is medium bodied, a touch of raisin moving into big toffee and toast, some bready malts, biscuits, a light floral hopping with just a touch of mellower citrus. Sweeter, lighter end of medium bodied prevails as a decent sweetness sticks to the palate: dry fruit, caramel, and toast take the stage. An easy sessioner, earthiness works it’s way into the middle and backend. Finish is sweet wit just a touch of bitterness, lingering sweet toffee, toastiness, light dark fruit, and a touch of earthiness prevail. Simple but tasty, balanced, could use a touch more hopping in my opinion. Beautiful hue though, small filming head that laces a-ok