otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Copper and orange under a pithy bubbly head which fades into a collar with a small puddle hovering in the middle. Swirls average.
Generic wheat breads with faint generic sweetness in the middle. Peach pulp and applesauce. Dampness.
Chewy medium-light weight and mouthfeel. Damp generic chewy wheat breads – slightly sweet. Peach fuzz and peach pulp and apricots. Powdered sugar sweetness on top the tongue. Foamy. Applesauce and white bread and powdered sugar sweetness.
Meh. There are far better amber ales out there to drink. Period. Whether new to craft beer and looking to get your tastebuds wet or a veteran of the craft beer world, skip Roscoe’s and move on to something else better, Bells Amber maybe…and a slew of others.
AgentAle (628) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is slight apple, caramel and some sulphur. Taste is light sweet malts with caramel and a light bland bitterness. Malt and hop character fairly shallow. Appearance is a clear gold / light brown. Head is pearl and retains very poorly.
hockeybeerguy (1854) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 16, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy amber color with a one finger-ed white foamy head that dies within about a minute and leaves some decent sliding lacing.
The smell had a burnt caramel maltiness running about it.
The taste was mainly malty but not exactly the most desirable, borderline bland.
On the palate, this one sits about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it.
Overall, last Roscoe’s to upload here and there’s nothing impressive about any of their beers. I don’t think their beers are bad, they’re just not something to really seek out.
ElectroMod (118) - - APR 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Tesco Wrexham. Pours a clear amber colour with a thin quickly dissipating off-white head. Aroma is slightly malty caramel. Taste is smooth malt, caramel, nutty and slight hops. Decent carbonation, not much of an aftertaste. Tastes a little like a poor man’s Brooklyn lager or Sam Adams Boston lager. Okay but not as bad as people have been rating previously.
jamestulloch (1320) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle from The Beerhive. Clear amber body with a thin white head that quickly fades. Steady carbonation. No lacing. Aroma of wet cardboard, honey and wood. Flavour is basically a corny Lager but with more musty sweetness. Sour metallic finish. Thin body with a watery texture. Soft fizz. A very dull beer - tastes like a poor homebrew. I couldn’t finish it.
jmgreenuk (4230) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Tesco’s. Poured a clear medium amber with a thin broken white head. The aroma is rich woody resin hop. The flavour is medium sweet light bitter with a big zesty fruit malt light hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
dj (521) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 330ml. A golden colour with a small head. Aroma of honey with vegetable notes. Flavour of brown sugar rather than honey with some underlying malt notes. An initially floral finish giving way to sour citrus and vegetable. Moderate carbonation. Not quite sure what to make of this - it’s a little too sweet for my liking and spoiled by some off notes in the finish.
rumproasts (2847) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. Amber with small head. Mild caramel malt. Sweet. Light hops. Tastes a bit thin. Somewhat below average.
zacgillbanks (2255) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Tesco, Gateshead. Amber coloured with a sweet sugary fruity flavour, toffee notes and more sugary sweetness and malt on the finish.
berkshirejohn (4443) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
355ml bottle from Tesco, Camberley. Amber with a loose, fast fading, white head; musty aroma with a trace of honey; honey flavour, but not too sweet, and with a soft biscuity malt body; then some light bitterness and warmth to finish.
cgarvieuk (14176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at home...golden amber ... big white head ... soft light dry fruit nose ...soft toffee ... light metalic fruit ... soft fruits ... light bitterness