malkyore (107) - - APR 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a thing. Iím not sure how to describe this. It tastes like a red ale that escaped and got into the malt patch.... Itís less of an amber than I was expecting. Itís a full bodied red ale with about 65 times the malts of your average red ale. It Pours a murky chocolate-milk-brownish red with a dark beige head. No real nose. Flavor is malty first with some hoppy twang lying on top and a red ale backbone. Itís a peculiar ale... I donít love it, but I donít hate it at all...
joshwoodward (456) - - OCT 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a glass as part of a sampler at the brewery. A very nice amber, much more of a hop presence than normal, but still balanced.
Krej (63) - USA - APR 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is an interesting one. Itís a porter masquerading as an amber ale. It is very dark red and thick looking. It had a very nice thick brownish head. It smells very sweet and tastes... Interesting. Itís like 30% amber ale 80% porter. It tastes chocolately which is weird for an amber ale. Not sure Iíll get this one again.
salvaticas (349) - - MAR 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the bar at Braun court. Strange. Subtle aroma of bread and beans. Dark amber/red. Taste is sort of porter-ish, but milder
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hopdog (8444) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Shark Club in Howell, MI. Poured an amber color with a small sized off white head. Citrus, some caramel and some floralness.
umich03jm (1484) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brewpub sample. Pours a slightly cloudy medium amber color. Very hoppy aroma. Red fruit, pine, citrus, and caramel malt too. Hops dominate the taste at first but the malt comes through in the end. Really good even though the hops slightly overpower it.
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strongpieman (1362) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft sample. Deep amber color, clear, thin head. Hop and caramel malt aroma. Very strong flavors but overall the beerís taste is a little harsh.
Drake (7834) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Served on draft at the Michigan Summer Beerfest, 2010, as part of RBSG festivities. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium creamy head. Good head retention and lacing. Malty and fruity aroma with nutty notes as well as toffee and apple. The taste is caramel, stone fruits, faint nuts and hops. Bitter finish. Medium bodied.
kassner (1313) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
very full flavored, with a good amount of hops at the finish, copper colored and sgsi n cloudy, caramel notes and plenty of content.
JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2010
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample at OG. Pours a hazy amber/light brown with a thin beige head. Malty and very dank nose with a bit of hops. Malty flavor with some very earthy hops and a bitter finish. Flavor was palatable enough, but the nose was pretty nasty to me.