BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 18, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with no head over a clear golden orange body. Aroma of grass, body odor, grainy and light hops. Taste is sweet and grainy with what I swear is nearly a hint of watermelon (as odd as that may sound). Thin and dry mouthfeel.
blipp (7865) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 19, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Caramel malt aroma with a hint of citrusy hops. The flavor is sweet caramel and toast, with a hint of hoppy bitterness. Not bad.
drowland (7775) - Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I believe I had this on tap at an Old Chicago. Light flavor with a hint of sweet maltiness and a definite metallic tinge. Unimpressed.
SudsMcDuff (7744) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
You see a lot, Doctor. But are you strong enough to point that high-powered perception at yourself? What about it? Why donít you - why donít you look at yourself and write down what you see? Or maybe youíre afraid to.
Ughsmash (7505) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled on 7/18/07. Poured an ugly, cloudy medium orange with very little carbonation and only the faintest dusting of head. My first impression from the aroma was "American wheat ale".. had that sweetened-up-to-make-it-tolerable/intriguing/palat character to it.. some of the sweetness appeared berry-related.. I just didnít dig it. The flavor was a little more agreeable.. lightly-toasted berries and caramel at the core with a mild grassy/herbal hop presence.. more berries on the finish, which made it a bit hard to choke down.. decent mild smoky accents throughout. Lighter-bodied with lower carbonation on the palate.. man.. I just didnít care for this.
Ernest (7165) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white to light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium to dark amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (cookie, caramel, grain), lightly hoppy (flowers, apricot), with a light note of peach.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Reasonably pleasant (if simple) aroma, but marred by a somewhat dirty aftertaste (much as with Sam Adams beers). Ehh.
blankboy (7081) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (12oz). Pours a clear orange-amber with an average size diminishing fizzy off-white head. Mild aroma of caramel malt, fruit, toasted grain, some earthiness and sweetness -- it’s all very mild and subtle though. Mild, slightly watery flavour of caramel malt, toasted grain, sweet fruit, a bit of spices and a very light bitter finish. Some light, sweet candy-like flavour mixed in there too -- not unpleasant, just a little odd. Average bodied. It’s alright, it’s not bad but it’s nothing special, just a decent Amber-like beer.
PorterPounder (6987) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Summits Wayside Tavern, Sandy Springs, Ga (Atlanta) - on tap. Pours a medium orange with an everprescent sticky white head. Faint caramel in the aroma with a back end of citrusy hoppiness. Flavor has a similar profile with some underlying west coast hoppiness as a reminder of where it s from. Detect a bit of homebrew funkiness near the finish with some candied sugar notes and some cotton candy. Clean mouthfeel, sits well. Overall, not bad at all.
Radek Kliber (6937) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 30, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 355 ml,
Appearance: Dark amber ale with neatly contrasting rocky medium plus top. Fragmental lacing. 4- Aroma: aromatic good blend of amber malts with breeze of hops. Slight woody hints upping. 6+ Flavour/Palate: Medium bodied . Soft textured , silky like. Mild sweet crystal malts with hint of Christmas spice. Slight accents of walnut and hops.
radagast83 (6795) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. I was a little disapointed with this brew. Iím not a huge fan of Ambers, but when theyíre done right, I love them. This one was just a little too toasted malty for me, with not enough hop balance in my mind. Bittersweet finish, not as refreshing as I would have liked.