hershiser2 (2007) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Paid $1.20 for a 12-oz single bottle. Pours cloudy amber brown with no head. I mean none. Thin aroma of malt and dishsoap (no, there’s no residue from my glass, because my glass has not been washed with soap in quite a long time). Bland flavor. Nutbrown like with a strange bitter lingering finish that isn’t all that pleasant. Ehh, why a plain amber for a winter seasonal anyway?
bourne (161) - Suwon, SOUTH KOREA - NOV 6, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark brown ale, very hoppy with a little malt. bit of an aftertaste(hoppy). the palate is sweet with a little nut. head is slightly creamy white.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottled on 10/25/05, Lot# 1804) A malty grainy nose lies beneath an off-white head that is thin and long lasting. The palate is slightly sweet and nutty with an earthy hop bitterness. As the beer warms an English like hop aroma becomes clear. This beer/style is very light for a typical winter beer; it reminds me of what would have been considered a heavy hitter 8 to 10 years ago.
waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle9/27/05. Pours a thin off-white head. Very hoppy bitter aroma with secents of flowers. Sweet original taste with a blandish finish. Thin bodied. Decent brew.
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber body with decent head. Aroma and flavor were both of a mild licorice. Hops blended in near the finish. Smooth on the palate, decent beer.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured reddish amber with a nice tan head. Very nice head retention. Smell had cranberry, brown sugar, berry and caramel. Caramel and courant are effective in the taste. A bit unbalanced at times but tasty. Solid brew but I have had better Amber Ales.
Dorwart (2519) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent creamy white head of very fine bubbles. Good carbonation. Interesting aroma. Malty, with soy and some toffee. Color is a dark amber. Medium bodied. Slick mouthfeel. Some more malts and a slight earthy sourness. Not much roastyness. Finish is oily and slightly sour. Eh, ok I guess.
r464 (2257) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A coppery color with a strong head. Very earthy with a punch of hops that is still very balanced. Not too exceptional, but I didn’t mind trying it and seeing what it had.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2005
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red dirt look to it. Nice. Off-putting aroma. Hope it gets better. It does! But it’s strangely indescribable. A mix of fresh wildernessy flavors. Maybe clover, maybe flowers, maybe running naked through the forest and letting the spirit of the nymphs take you over... wait, no, I’m going too far on that one.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 5, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Batch 1652 Bottle (12/01/04): Toffee and sweet caramel malt flavors over a rather watery palate; a little spicy and dry finish; not overly impressive.