MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams glass. Purchased at Randallís Wine & Spirits in St. Louis, MO. The nose on OIA is subtle but I detect yellow raisins and malt. There is a very slight wet hay smell that reminds me of a saison. It pours a murky bronze with a nearly non-existant head, although the beer is quite cold and this could reduce the head size. Iím letting it warm up just a tad before tasting. The palate is not quite oily but silky. The alcohol adds a touch of tingle to the after taste. The carbonation is low but not too low. The flavor is malty, as expected, with just a tint of grass and a bit of mild wood. This beer would be a nice follow-up to an aggressive IPA as a counter balance. I listened to Fairport Convention and Nazareth while drinking this beer.
jkwalking05 (3070) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Amber in color with an average sized off-white head. Aroma is of toffee, leaves, herbal hops, caramel. Taste is of dry leaves, caramel, toffee, very earthy. A malty American Amber.
travita (3499) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The look is an off white head, amber in color, and clear. The smell is caramel, fruits, sugary, slight hops, and ok. The taste is caramel, sweet, hops, and ok.
Coyler (84) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not what I remember, still nice, lighter than I remember.....still tasty though :) yummy
commonmac (107) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Black Sheep Pizza. Amber-ish color and a decent head/lacing combination. Smells a little malty and sweet with just a trace of hops in the aroma. More hops in the flavor but leaves a little bit on the table. Aftertaste not strong. One of the weaker Odell varieties but an OK option if youíre looking for a winter.
commonshawn (160) - - DEC 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Reddish color, good lacing. Little aroma. Malty and warming. Slight bitter to go with a subtle sweetness. Pretty simple but was great for a cold day.
asedzie (569) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with light khaki head. Nose has citrus, toast and very mild pine. Flavor is rich malt toastiness exceeded by wonderfully bitter and woody hoppiness. Finish is warm, slightly earthy with bitterness lasting in the cheeks. This beer is wonderful in its simplicity - my choice when I am snowed in.
uhclem (332) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Old Chicago as part of a mini tour. I like that they avoided spices. Still, it was a bit raw.
boozedude (1493) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from friar tucks , clear daRK BROWN POUR WITH light brown head.. aroma is ,malts and burnt wood, pretty decent
UkrainPubCrawler (30) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not much in the form of aroma or taste. Has a lager aftertaste. Disappointing.
jeremyh70 (499) - Missouri, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber color with an off white head and good lacing. Aroma of floral hops mixed with light fruit and bready malt with a touch of caramel sweetness. Smells very fragrant and nice. Taste follows nose and is well balanced, with hops having a more herbal than floral character and you get some toastiness from the malt. Crisp mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation. Drinkable and pleasant. Had on tap at the Bier Station.