superspak (2611) - Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before 7/2014. Pours slightly hazy bright orange copper color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, light nuttiness, golden raisin, pear, apple, herbal, floral, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with well balanced dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, light nuttiness, golden raisin, pear, apple, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, golden raisin, pear, apple, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice English pale ale. Well balanced dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
berkshirejohn (4534) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from a Wegman’s in Buffalo, NY. Golden amber with a dense cream head; malty aroma; soft caramel malt taste with a creamy texture; and a rich butterscotch finish with just a trace of hops. Rather good in a malty sort of way.
jbuskirk (443) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Boston Ale, like the more famous Boston Lager, has an attractive appearance and approachable taste. The amber color and tight head are extremely attractive. The sweet malts create a pleasant caramel flavor that alludes to the English ale tradition. However, there’s an aroma and flavor of cream that just doesn’t work. This brew would be plenty sweet without that particular note. With the cream, the sweetness becomes a bit too much. That said, Boston Ale is still a decent Amber Ale from Samuel Adams.
HuskerTan (497) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAY 27, 2014
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A- Vomit, peaches.
A- Copper color, clear liquid, off white head.
T- Pink bubblegum, banana, spices.
P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, abrupt finish.
O- This tasted like a bad hefeweizen. I was quite disappointed to be candid. The aroma and even the taste reminded me of vomit and that was a huge turnoff. If it wasn’t for that I may have enjoyed this beer a little more, but it really just didn’t do it for me.
alex_alkis (294) - SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2014 Beautiful maltness in the scent with a three fingers high foam. The beer lacks some character but is otherwise almost perfect with the long and smoked aftertaste.
SamTheBarrel (452) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml brown bottle, pours clear amber with a thick medium sized khaki head, that reduced slowly leaving some lacing. Aroma of syrup loaf, lemon peels and caramel. Flavours of syrup loaf, caramel, maple syrup, apricots and orange peels. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium bodied, soft texture and average carbonation. A great flavorful malt forward beer.
Peter_L (755) - SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaska från SB. Mörkt bärnstensfärgad vätska med högt och brunfärgat skum. Doft av bröd och humle. Beskedlig smak. Inte så vansinnigt upphumlad. Maltkroppen är lite av meh. Nedtonad nästan lite feg i smaken. Bra till mat.
TXBadger (1394) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear amber color with white head. Caramel malt, pine, and some roasted character; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a malty note.
Dacrza (519) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DATE TASTED: May 3, 2014... GLASSWARE: Kisatsky’s Tavern pint... OCCASION: unwinding after the annual M&M Mars Fest in Hackettstown--thanks for the free candy!... APPEARANCE: thick white head the consistency of carwash soap--remains two fingers well after pour; copper orange body with vibrant carbonation--a looker... AROMA: sweet caramel aroma; fragrant hops are bright, soft and alluring without being distinguishable... PALATE: solid, medium-bodied with slight effervescence; highly drinkable, with zero suggestion of alcohol...TASTE: sweet caramel delivers underneath a mellow, soft pine flavor; a stereotypical ale (?), one to set expectations to... OVERALL: a recipe that wins in its simplicity--some bubblegum late in the glass adds to its otherwise "stock" profile--shout-out to neighbor Scott for bringing it over!
DennisKirk (156) - DENMARK - MAY 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske 0,33 l, købt i Kvickly i Næstved, ganske udemærket Brown Ale, dufter og smager godt, men der er altså noget pale ale over den, Det jeg mener er at den har en rigtig lækker bitterhed, man kan næsten ikke smage det, men bitterheden er der, hmm lækkert, en ting der også er super lækkert ved den her Brown Ale, er dens blide/cremet konsistens, alt i alt en god øl.