hockeybeerguy (1872) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance had a clear copper/amber body that leaves a one finger white foamy head that lasts for about a good two minutes. Some spotty lacing speckles the sides of the glass and the body is too hazy for any carbonation to be seen rising.
The smell had some earthy/herbal sweetness combined with some really light hops.
The taste had a bready maltiness to the earthy/herbal sweetness.
The palate was about a medium to heavy with a slight sharpness on the tongue, sessionable.
Overall, this isn’t bad. However, I think I would only have this again on tap.
TheHopster (791) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the Samuel Adams Brew Club in Newark Airport and served in the authentic Sam Adams imperial pint glass. I’ve had this many times over the years. My favorite pick of all the brewer offerings during the Boston Beer Company tour back in the 1990s.
MSBrindbergs (284) - Solna, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flaska på Nalen.
Svårt att se någon färg då den dricks ut flaska.
Malt och karamelldofter.
Rund och lite bränd i smaken. Lagom mkt beska dröjer sig kvar. Rätt trist överlag.
boxofrane (2085) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from wegmans. Pours clear copper with a medium sized white head. The aroma is fairly malty. Some caramel, some toffee, some light nuts. The taste is fairly bland. A bit sweet, since caramel. Not a great one.
John25 (436) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown hazy, off white head. Aroma of caramel, spice, and bready grains. The taste follows the aroma with more caramel sweetness, and some hoppy bitter notes. Sweet, semi-rich palate. Very nice ale.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
AgentAle (630) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy clove/grassy notes. Taste is bitter at start which is matched with sweet maltiness. Finishes with a tangy bitterness and some sweetness. Appearance is a gold/amber body with creamy head with good retention
kramer (4896) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber body with a one finger frothy off-white head. The nose is pretty typical for the style, some lightly toasty malt, a hint of caramel, some minimal floral hops. The flavor leans a bit toward the sweeter side with a little caramel and toasty malt. Not much in the way of hops here, but there’s a slight hint on the finish. Light bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty basic Amber, but better than a lot of craft beer efforts I’ve had.
Arve_Christian (3031) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On bottle from Systembolaget Sälen. Deep golden color, good foam. Immediate malty, some dried fruits and grassy notes . Medium body & complexity. Some sweetness, ok balance. Enjoyable
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jagad5 (66) - - JAN 29, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured quickly, a 12 oz bottle fills a 20 oz English pub glass. The head looks great but the brown ale is very unappealing. Tastes more like a lager than an ale, a plus for me.
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice off-white head with sticky lace; the broth color could be described neutral amber with a touch of orange. Very clear.
Smell: More malt than hop; slightly sweet, very round. Lots of caramel, but no chocolate. The hop is present strictly as a spice.
The taste is similar to a British bitter. Strong hop bite in the swallow (and aftertaste), but the initial sip is malty. Very smooth--richer than most bitters with a typical amount of carbonation. I think this beer would do very well in a blind flight.