ARH (520) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, poured into a shaker. The aromas are a dark blend of caramel and bubblegum with a lightly charred character. It pours a clear, oily red-brown color with a light tan, foamy head that reduces to a medium ring with hefty wisps along the surface and leaving a medium-light lacing on the glass. The taste is a medium sweet and light bitter. The medium bodied, oily textured beer has a light buzzy carbonation with flavors of caramel, grain, and spice, as well as a burnt grain / toast character late. Caramel appears most strongly in the finish with notes of spice and light bread appearing in the aftertaste.
czar (4604) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
can. pours hazy dark golden orange with a small light beige-orange cap, little retention and lacing. toasted caramel, nutty caramel, fruity berries, woodsy and almost astringent notes, grass, hint of sweetness - treacle, hint of melanine (!). light carbonation, light body - oily, almost balanced earthy-spicy-grassy finish. ok.
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
a malt leaning Amber ale a little on the boring side, but significantly better than the lager or IPA.
tectactoe (2180) - Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap: Amber body with a red-ish tint. Hard to tell exactly, since it was served in a translucent goddamn plastic cup. Foamy white head. Aroma of light caramel & Munich malt sweetness, hints of citrus, figs, & a little bit of piny hoppage. More finishing grain & toasted maltiness. Taste is more malty, more bready, more caramel-y, while still having that fig-like dark fruitiness behind it. Hops take a backseat. Light pine only. Malty finish, sweet toffee & toasted breadiness. Thin, watery body. Somewhat forgettable.
mikedR (1309) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 31, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Absolutely splendid red. Story here is malts. Deeply imbued in flavor. Not much if any hops, which I find welcome.
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emacgee (4094) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Soft and clean pour with one finger of soft tan head. Caramel and toasted notes in the aroma with a nice balanced malt profile. Bready notes with an herbal and earthy hop profile. Malt forward in ze mouth with an earthy quality and dextrinous notes. Medium body and unoffensive finish.
koleminer20 (688) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Dan’s. The pour is a nice, thin amber with no head, other than a couple of filmy spots and no lace. The aroma ia very malty The sweetness and caramel are awesomely prevalent with a nice touch of yeast. The flavor rivals that of the nose. It’s got a nice sweetness, but the mouth feel is quite thin, watery, and doesn’t allow much of a lingering effect on the aftertaste. Solidly executed, and well-balanced
carlb (107) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber red with a slight haze. Thick, creamy, off-white head. 1.5 inches slowly dissipating. Sweet, malty nose, with caramel and yeasty notes. Medium light body and decent lingering Well-developed lacing. Toast, nuts, caramel, and pumpernickel bread on the palate. Very low on hops - would have enjoyed greater hop-malt balance. Tasty.
chucklemation (534) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber color. A nice sweet caramel aroma and flavor. Has a light body feel, but is a pretty solid amber ale.
superspak (2769) - Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 ounce can into pint glass, no canning date. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy reddish copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, grapefruit, orange zest, toast, floral, grass, brown bread, light nuttiness, and floral/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of malt and hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, floral, grass, light citrus, biscuit, light nuttiness, light chocolate, and toasted earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, biscuit, light nuttiness, light chocolate, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of dark/bready malt flavors; with a light hop balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice amber ale style. Good balance and robustness of malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.