kassner (1462) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Notsure but this beer had a huge head, yeasty with a hint of Belgian. some malt and hops but thin , fizzy, with some lacing. Beer was not bad once you got through the head,
MadIndian (2663) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reddish / copper pour with aromas toast and caramel malts.
Flovors of bread (Rye), some pepper and caramel malt.
lcwakshul (244) - Chester, Maryland, USA - JUN 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle in a shaker. Hazy amber pour with short head. Not sure about this one. Bought a six pack in Cape May, NJ. I have had 2 so far. It’s got a nice hoppy bite to it with a somewhat malty finish. Nothing great, but definitely drinkable. The local choices are not great, but always glad to see something new.
Capa (2426) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red with little head. Lightly toasted malts, sweet caramel, light yeast spice in the aroma. Medium to light body. a sweet toasted malt flavor with light fruity hops, and a small yeast tone. Finishes with a mild dryness that is quite pleasant. Enjoyable.
Suttree (5689) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well, its red, as one might expect. Foamy white head. Smells like toast and brown sugar, tastes like toast and other malty, sweet flavors. There is an odd note in there - rye? maybe? no? anyone? Woody note as it warms. Simple and tasty.
BillKismet (3605) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich amber body with a lush tan-orange head. Surprisingly aromatic. From first nostrilful, it is evident this is not an ordinary Irish Red--indeed the roots seem more accurately as Belgian. Saison complexity with peppery yeast, nutmeg, crisp trails of rye upon layers of toasty malt. The flavor is a bit harsher than the aroma as it is strongly flavored with rye and sharp toastiness. Malty with a big tannic grain and burnt toast finish.
asheft (2778) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Spicy clove with sweet banana and some oxidized, candy and nut character. Clear chestnut appearance with a thin, off-white cover. Sweet and spicy flavour of dry malt that seems to be from an infection. Medium bitterness. Light body, medium carbonation, bitter dry finish.
ben4321 (5087) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite - Jersey City, 12/10/10
Aroma: The nose is kind of vinous, grape, a little yeast, moss/earth, minerals, and a touch of spice
Appearance: It pours a slightly cloudy brownish-amber color with a small beige head
Flavor: Much like the nose, but with more sourness to the grapes, plus funky yeast and earthy hops
Palate: It feels somewhat thin, is medium bodied, slightly creamy, and has a fairly long duration
Well this was not what I was expecting at all. I figured this would probably be one of those caramel malt from Amber ales, but it certainly wasn’t. I guess I should have read the bottle! Well, this was a nice surprise actually. This was much more interesting. It turned out to be a fairly solid beer.
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Split with Vinny. Pours a beautiful autumn amber with with a soft, thin, delicately laced head. Aroma of freshly baked marbled rye bread, seasame, wheat, roasted malts, and a very slight hint of farmhouse funk. Medium bodied with a slightly sticky, yet loose and juicy mouthfeel. Finishes with a crisp, almost vinous dryness that accompanies some soft fruity notes. This is a truly excellent beer, brewed right here in the best city in the world; Philadelphia.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at abbaye in northern liberties area of Philadelphia. Tastes of rye and roasted malt. Tasty and pleasantly surprised.