blipp (7095) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours amber orange with an off white head. Relatively clean, with pale malts, mild toasted notes, lighter sweetness, and a mild earthy bitterness. Not bad.
Blairgus (3399) - California, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
27 May 2015, tap at Oggis. Light Amber, clear, no bubbles. Nose is toasty, and acidic. Med body and mildly fizzy. Mildly toasty and sweet malt. Nice enough.
voyageurmike (154) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft sampler at Oggi’s Garden Grove. Butterscotch colored, caramel malt with light hopping. Lingering bitter finish.
jandd1983 (3214) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewpub. It poured a clear deep amber color with a small off- white head. The aroma was of light malts and esters. The taste was of light malts, esters and just the right amount of bitterness. Nice.
bytemesis (4767) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours clear amber, small beige creamy head, great lacing. Aroma is caramel and cardboard. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, caramel, bready. Better than it smells. Medium body.
Brigadier (3275) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at brewpub
Of all the beers that were brewed to some style this may have come the closest to being true to itself. A lightweight memorable bitter would fit in well with the tons of average casks at small pubs dotting the English countryside.
Aroma / Appearance - A rich caramel base is the color of melted chocolate bars. Calm malt and earthy hops float in the air like a light mist. Iced tea and semisweet chocolate provide some depth but overall this is a simple draft.
Flavor / Palate - Almonds, walnuts, and iced tea refresh the palate. The transition is mildly bitter and soon fades in the back of the throat. A decent amber / ESB is fairly mundane and something to pass the time over lunch.
SDalkoholic (2248) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Eastlake location: I took very little notes about this beer and that’s a sign to me that it wasn’t that important. Appearance was a dense mahogany color that looked as though it did have some artificial coloring and was able to create a nice frothy head. The flavor and aroma both seemed to have more hops present then malts, but the flavor was nicely balanced and seemed to stand out to me as a decent amber ale.
mrhoppy (1289) - Santa Clara, California, USA - FEB 19, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
I didn’t think this was that great so I ordered some of the Double up XX II PA in it to make it better.
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - APR 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
amber color, aroma of toast, bread, citrus fruits, flavors of toffee, caramel, toast, citrus/pine hops, light med body, light bitterness, average ESB
MattH (660) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Apple cider brown pour. Aroma of pine and toasted malts. Taste is apple and pine. Level of carbonation is medium, and the body is at a light to medium level.