fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle pours light amber with a tall off white head. Aroma is noble hops and grassy malts. Flavor is rich pale and caramel malts, bittersweet with a toffee bite. Clean finish with little to no hop character, just mellow malt sweetness all the way through.
patricks110 (2413) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 10, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty average amber, but better than the rest of quidi Vidi’s beers. Pour is light brown with a finger of tan head. Aroma of toasted malts and caramel. Taste is nutty and malty. Overall, not too bad.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Toasty oats and barley aroma, like breakfast. Oranged amber, sticky clean white head, great lacing. Very sweet, like a treat for horses. No yin to the yang. This is only one half of a beer, though this half is beefy, chewy, and firm.
riversideAK (6140) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old wet leafy nose.some caramel. Pours golden amber, no head. Iced tea, old leaves, caramel, gross sweetness - garbage juice. Wow, god awful.
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a light orange with an off white head. The aroma is sweet and malty. The flavor is loaded with caramel and sweet malt. Meh, just too sweet for me.
TheJester (2531) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
341 mL bottle. Copper red with a small head. Mild aroma of Euro hops, spice and tin. Flavour is stunningly uninteresting, without being offensive. More caramel than hops. Kinda sweet.
BillKismet (3839) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light amber with plushy head. Nice subdued maltiness in the aroma with a whisper of wood-aged vinegar. Medium malted body. Decent, malty amber ale, if non-descript.
after4ever (7577) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. thanks savvy! pours crystal clear light amber with no head or lace. buttery, slightly sour, bready nose. flattish medium body. reedy, woody, leafy, buttery mid palate. long dry finish.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 31, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours medium amber with a thin off-white head that quickly reduces to a razor-thin ring, spotty/ropey lacing. Nose is soft caramel malt, buttery corn-on-the-cob, grass, tired hops. Flavors of grassy hops, citrus, malt. Seems a bit buttery on the palate, as well as a bit caramelly thanks to the malt. Nice, appropriate amber ale that I wouldn’t say no to if I ever should find myself in Newfoundland.
VertBaconStrips (2317) - Blerkablerka, NIUE - JUN 13, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I cellared this for three months to bring out the finer qualities. Nice amber beer with decent carbs and a small rocky tan head with some slippery lacing. Aroma ok with biscuity malts, some dark fruit, a touch of stink and the slightest hint of smoke - that’s probally due to the brewery being forced to use cigarette butts in the filtering system because of the failing economy. Taste was really good. The hops were a bit too strong but mixed in with the malts it’s not bad at all. The malts are not the best but there enough of them to give a good ammount of flavour overall. There is a faint hint of oxydization but nothing to slice your wrists over. Mouthfeel is weak and a bit on the rough side. There is a bad tasting bitter aftertaste. My belch sounded like rocks getting pulzerized with a sledgehammer.