DruncanVeasey (6102) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampler@RB Campbell, 31/08/12. Slim-lidded bronze. Brown toast and marzipan aroma; red apple hints. Could almost be Abbot; cherry boiled sweet and chocolate streaks, orange wine gum. Good dull generic red/brown brew.
shrubber85 (5972) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Light caramel malt aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Sweet orange caramel malt and mild bitter hay hops flavor. Pretty good.
Cornfield (5276) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Orland Park, IL, brewpub: Brilliant corporate description - "our Red Ale is copper in color..." Seems like they should have called it "Copper Ale." Anywhat - They were right about the color, and it was capped with a respectable white head. The aroma was sweet, caramelly, with a touch of hop fruitiness. Same with the flavor, but seemed slightly off. Clean finish. My first will be my last.
berkshirejohn (3639) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Rock Bottom, King of Prussia, PA. Reddish amber with a tight white head; the aroma is hidden by the incredibly low temperature at which this is served; in the mouth there are lots of fruity berries and some dry grains, before a dry finish. I was expecting an Irish style Red Ale - which this definitely isnít - but it was a pleasant surprise.
NobleSquirrel (3286) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft, probably at GABF. Pours a standard amber with an offwhite head. The nose is caramel, neutral citrus and resin hops, light malt. On tasting, moderate sweetness and caramel malt notes. Light fruity hopping. Pretty inoffensive and bland. Meh.
theisti (2817) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nonic pint draft at the Gordon Biersch in Leawood, Kansas. Pour is a mostly clear copper auburn, with a one inch tan head head. Head falls with nice lacing. The aroma is cereal sweet malt, a mildly dank hoppiness and some general grassiness. Nose is fresh and clean. The taste is pretty straightforward sweet malt grain, a touch of vanilla sweetness as well, and then thins out nicely with bright catty hoppiness. Palate is medium to thin bodied to start, thins out a bit towards the finish. Carbonation is active, coupled with the dry mineral finish this was quite easy to drink. This would be a good session option, though ABV is higher than I would have expected from the body.
LilBeerDoctor (2816) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Cincinnati location. Pours a clear amber with a thick white head. Aroma of caramel malt, floral and grassy hops. Flavor initially of bready and caramel malt with some bitterness in the finish. Malty amber, but it does have some hops too. Very drinkable!
DrSilverworm (2702) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery, sample. Mildly hazy orange color, white head leaving lace. Almost totally flat, drier texture. Mild bitter fruity taste, coriander. Sweet and bitter spiced taste. Maybe this is what a cask ale is supposed to taste like, Iím not sure, but this is a bit too flat for me.
DrnkMcDermott (2621) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at RB Yorktown. A bit hazy in a red body. The smell is a little generic and hard to define, I guess thatís what is meant by "balanced." But thereís a good, thick caramel malt taste, featured predominately over some peppery hop notes.
onceblind (2532) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear amber with a receding white head. Aroma was a little soft but included some light caramel, light biscuity toffee, and just a faint whiff of grassy hops. Taste is medium bodied and very average. I get some grainy toffee, a little bit of caramel, and a balancing bitterness which I am unable to describe further. Just tastes like a too-balanced average amber ale on a medium body.