bhensonb (14172) - 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.
Tmoney99 (13612) - 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.
Ratman197 (13426) - 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.
argo0 (13318) - 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.
Lubiere (12970) - 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.
bu11zeye (12756) - 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.
jcwattsrugger (12198) - 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.
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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.
hopdog (11653) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Poured a deeper orangish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of earthiness, toasted grains and a touch of caramel. Tastes of caramel, citrus, and toasted malts.
Dogbrick (11621) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at AleFest Dayton: This beer is a slightly hazy dark amber/orange color with a compact off-white head and minimal lacing. The aroma is malty with a hint of hops. Medium-bodied and dry with malt and caramel flavors, plus some hops in the background. The finish is both malty and fruity. Pretty straightforward.