Travlr (21412) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.
fiulijn (19119) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Collective on Tap, Woodinville, WA
Hazy dark amber color. Some caramel, very light biscuity malts, ordinary bitterness, tiny nuttiness in the final.
Not much effort, but at least it’s clean.
Theydon_Bois (16854) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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.
Oakes (15615) - 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.
mcberko (14356) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled at GCBF ’10, pours hazy orange with a small beige head. Aroma and flavour of spicy hops and nutmeg, pretty much. Not one of Pike’s better ones.
bhensonb (14073) - 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.
Ratman197 (13254) - 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.
argo0 (13212) - 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.
bu11zeye (12717) - 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.
Ferris (12675) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft - Malts and a muddle of spices. Cloudy brown copper with a decent beige head. Caramel malts and cardamom with some clove. Malty and spicy, but nothing remarkable.