Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Complicated history with this beer - it used to be a highly spiced winter ale, but then it was replaced with the recipe for Opening Day Ale when the brewery decided to make Opening Day a hoppy amber. Or something like that. These days Auld Acquaintance has a hazy amber colour. The aroma has a light spiciness, toffee & caramel malts with a hint of chocolate and woody, grapefruity hops. The flavour is moderately bitter, with a lightly fruity, woody hop character backed up by hints of cinnamon. There is a fair bit of toffeeish malt backing this up, with a light chocolate note. Probably too hoppy for its own good.
Travlr (12253) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Murky amber color, tint white head. Aroma of very lightly spiced caramel. Taste is mulled caramel. Interesting.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a burnt orange body with a small beige head. Aroma of spruce, biscuit, cinnamon, coriander, nutmeg, orange peel, and other herbs. Flavor of toasted malt, hops (spruce, grassy), orange peel, coriander, caramel malt, and nuts.
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - APR 5, 2002
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mild aroma belies hoppy flavor. No distinct flavors, but tastes akin to a harvest ale. Bitter aftertaste, and deep brown in color.
bhensonb (11234) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spiced malt aroma. Darkish amber color with a flat white head. Near medium body with mild, but succinct carbonation. Flavor is citrus peel, nutmeg, maybe cinnamon and maybe coriander. Quite a flavorful thing. Finish is clean, and retains the spicy aspects. Just gets better with time, and some hop bitter seems to come out. So the finish is mildly spicy hop. Yeah, there’s some caramel malt here, but that’s the boring part. Good brew.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: hazy orange, wispy beige head,
Aroma: dry caramel malt aroma with an earthy spicyness,
Flavor: dry malt flavor, lots of earthyness and spicyness keeps it dry, just a hint of caramel sweetness,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Ratman197 (9940) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a hazy orange with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, orange zest, spice and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, toffee, orange zest, cinnamon and nutmeg with a smooth dry lingering spiced finish.
Theydon_Bois (9054) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Pike Pub & Brewery, Seattle - 09/11/12.
Clear dark amber with a thin off white head that retains well.
Nose compriese malt, spice, dark fruits, toffee.
Tastes cinnamon forward, butterscotch, caramel, malty.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, smooth on the palate.
hopdog (9008) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Poured a medium and slightly hazy amberish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of floral green hops, pine, caramel, and light spices. Tastes of caramel, citrus / orange peels, and some spices.
Sammy (8719) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A decent appearance of medium foggy yellow, with some soapy head. Thanks Trevor. A German style beer, with spices that are right there without being in your face. I taste the light orange, the nutmeg. Good drinkability and 5% appreciated. Carbonation is appropriate and the mouthfeel is above average.