ChadPolenz (1630) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
2015 BJCP Category: 19A American Amber Ale
NOTE: Bottled version seems to be completely different recipe from draught version which is an Irish Red.
AROMA: Quite sweet with prominent caramel presence. Faint citrusy hops. 8/12
APPEARANCE: Mostly clear copper/amber hue. Pours to a small beige foam. Little lacing or retention. 1/3
FLAVOR: Plenty of caramelized malt presence makes for a sweet palette. Some toffee too. Bitterness is noticeable, but fairly mild overall. Some graham cracker flavor in background. Citrusy hops are faint. Not bad, but not really to spec 11/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium body and carbonation. Smooth. Mostly clean finish. 4/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Much sweeter than the average Amber/Red ale, though this bottle is about 4 months old. Probably good fresh, but this is decent 6/10
TOTAL SCORE: 30/50
NallePalle (445) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 12 fl oz, Trader Joe’s, Ft Lauderdale FL. Decent, a bit disappointing with respect to aroma, a bit dull.
CofStout47 (15) - Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Pours hazy red. Aroma of grains and malt. Taste of malts and tobacco. Unpleasant aftertaste.
PhillyBeer2112 (2728) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Meh. Caramelized malts and tobacco herbal and earthy hops. The hops are somewhat dominant in this otherwise very British-y beer. But the herbal tobacco notes are unpleasant on the whole.. Can’t love it.
BVery (9298) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Very slightly hazy reddish orange pour with a quickly dissipating head. Bottle gushed a bit upon opening. Malty, some cardboard. Hint of sweetness. Not a lot else to say about this.
yespr (39608) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From tap. Pours clear and golden amber with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and light breadish. Bitter, toasted and light fruity. Medium dry and slight sweet finish.
SudsMcDuff (7802) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Right on red, t boned .. . Light Amber .. Some good foam .. Murky dead grass and dead malt biscuits .. A low end Irish, thanks dj .. . . I haven’t felt good about this weather, too sunny..
djd07 (8791) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2015
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orange with small white head. The aroma is dog water and wet newspaper. Medium mouthfeel with strong grain and wet biscuit, decent.
BBB63 (6527) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle and served in No-Nik Pint Glass: Reddish amber hue with a good head and lace. Yepper crystal malts, slight fruity twang but a nice touch of English-Styled hop bitterness. Sure a touch of butterscotch but completely within standards. I am liking this more than expected after the awfulness that was the first brew I had from them.
Ferris (11061) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft - Caramel and toast. Clear gold with a decent white head. Caramel, light grains and some toast with a sweet dry finish.