grymy (105) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2003
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2004 Very fun for everyday drinking.
Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 13, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
on tap at The Barking Dog in Bethesda, MD. really quite excellent. i had just tasted the Hook & Ladder Ale which is supposed to be comparable and hated it so the bar tender suggested I try this. smooth, soft buttery mouthfeel. subtle flavors. well carbonated. clear light amber body, sticky lace head. smells sweet and lightly fruity and lightly hoppy. overall just fresh. tastes real light. citrus hops, caramel malts. refreshing, soft - just a really nice, sipping, light summer beer. I really really enjoyed this one and so did my date (if you need a guy’s word to believe it). we both would def have had another one if we didn’t move on to a different bar.
jsmerig (1288) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of noble hops and caramel. This beer pours a golden amber with a thick off-white head. The taste is caramel sweet to start with just enough hops to make the finish clean. Great session ale.
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rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz into a pint glass. The bottle had a born on date of 01-12-09. It was sampled on 5-31-09.
Appearance: The body has a dark golden almost coppery color with good clarity. On top an aggressive pour produced a tall foamy white head. It has good retention and makes some sticky lacing on the glass.
Smell: There is a sweet candy like malts with notes of brown sugar and some herbal hops of in the distance.
Taste/Mouth: It has a candy like character with hints of caramel, brown sugar and white bread. Hop bitterness is mild and adds some spicy/herbal notes to the mix. The hops come out a little more towards the finish and give some more balance to the sweet malt up front. It has a medium body, soft carbonation and a smooth texture.
Notes: This was a nice interesting and enjoyable beer.
Reid (1944) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I bought this in bottle ( six pack) didn't last long as this is a very drinkable beer, the taste is very good , almost fruity..but with unfiltered yeast its almost like a hefe-weisen though I know its isn,t.
If you can find it anywere outside Oregon go ahead and buy it a very nice "session" beer.
wacohoover (100) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I happened to like this one. Very fine carbonation, which makes this spring ale a highly drinkable, crisp beer. Actually my new favorite of the Redhook Brewery. A little sweet, like nectar, and overall very light and refreshing.
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The body has a dark golden almost coppery color with good clarity. On top an aggressive pour produced a tall foamy white head. It has good retention and makes some sticky lacing on the glass. There is a sweet candy like malts with notes of brown sugar and some herbal hops of in the distance. It has a candy like character with hints of caramel, brown sugar and white bread. Hop bitterness is mild and adds some spicy/herbal notes to the mix. The hops come out a little more towards the finish and give some more balance to the sweet malt up front. It has a medium body, soft carbonation and a smooth texture.
rich42 (128) - USA - JUN 2, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer has a unique flavor from most ambers - hard to put my finger on it - maybe a little bit of a roasted note?
Nice medium body - moderately hopped. Very, very easy to drink. Only seen it on tap so far.
Much more character than redhooks ESB - it’s nice to see they haven’t stagnated since becoming more comercial.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crystal clear light amber body topped by a nicely dense and stick lacing white head. Pleasing sweet and fruity aroma. Lightly hoppy. The flavor is pretty nice too, light caramel malt and citrus hops. Nice hoppy bite. Medium light body very crisp and refreshing. Not sure why this beer was released in January! It would make a really nice summer quaffer.
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel and mint on the nose. Deep gold with some orange hues. Sweet, but not overwhelmingly so...nice hop balance. Decent body, crisp, and a smooth finish. A less malty, maybe lighter Amber Ale.