bhensonb (12581) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from BevMo in Natomas, CA. Copper color with a slight whitish head. Rather roasted malt aroma. Medium body with creamish carbonation. Flavor is spiced malt. You could sell this as a pumpkin ale. Like pumpkin is tasteless - right? It’s all about the spice. These are really spicey noble hops. (Ok, they may not meet strict geographic requirements) A real surprise. It’s very fresh and clean. Almost deserves a new category. Not one of those droopy ambers. Really stands up and stands out.
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
( 12oz bottle ) Pours a clear amber body with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, light citrus, florals, and toasted grain. Flavor of grass, earth, and caramel malt with a mildly bitter finish.
argo0 (12291) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 4, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draft) Pillowy off-white head, crystal clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, earthy, caramel, apricot, some berry. Taste is medium sweet, earthy, some caramel, berry/apricot. Light-medium body with light acidity. Has O-fest characteristics, but not as sticky.
Tmoney99 (12041) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Party Source. Pours a clear copper with an average rocky white head that mostly lasting and produced good lacing. Good toasted malt aroma. Medium body. Good well balanced malt and hop flavor with a medium bittersweet of moderate duration.
jcwattsrugger (11586) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours an offwhite head with copper color. Aroma is balanced malt & medium hops. Taste is balanced malt-sweet/caramel & medium hops, smokey. OK carbonation.
Ratman197 (11360) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Old Chicago Thornton poured a clear orange amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, light fruittiness and a hint of spicy hops. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of ,carmel, earthiness and a hint of fruittiness with a smooth lingering malty finish.
Lubiere (11232) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A clear golden amber ale, with copper hues and a thick off white head. A sweet caramle malt with notes of cinnamon. In mouth, a good crisp sweet malt with lots of nuts, some herbal hops, and grassy notes. Medium bodied. Bought at Party Source, Fall 2006. BB 2007-24-06.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Name: Late Harvest
Source: Summits - Woodstock
Appearance: hazy amber, fine dirty white head, lots of spidery lace,
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with light floral hops,
Flavor: light sweet malt flavor, touch of caramel sweetness, earthy balance, light bitter finish,
Overall: light and generally bland,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 9/20
Drake (10695) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Fairfax, VA. Pours a clear amber color with a medium fizzy tan head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, toasted malts, plum-like fruit notes and a faintly hoppy finish. The taste is toasted malts, bitter hops, a faint bit of chocolate and a caramel finish. Medium bodied. Drinkable. Decent.
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from total wine. Crystal clear amber pour with a decent sized whitish head. Aroma is very malty with some hints of toast, crackers and grains. Flavor is pretty nice actually. Smooth and malty without being too malty. Hops are barely present. Better than I expected.