jgauquie (33) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favs from Sammy Adams! Reddish brown pour with slight carbonation. Must drink a little warmer to appreciate. A good malt and hop mix with a toasty bread note. A gingerbread zip on the tongue is present too!
abemorsten (2491) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - APR 16, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear orange golden body with a fingerthick cappuccino colored head. Caramel, boiled leaves and wood on the nose. Sweet with an acetonic, wet cardboard edge that lasts and somehow represents a kind of bitterness. Medium bodied.
vonpolski (22) - Borup, DENMARK - APR 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice ambergolden body with a white head. A good aroma of flower and fruit. Taste of sweet caramel, rye and citrus. A wellbalanced ale.
ansalon (946) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a fairly low creamy white head. Aroma is rye bread, honey, slight citrus notes. Taste is rye bread, caramel, honey, yeast, slight orange notes. Mouthfeel is quite creamy and medium carbonated. Aftertaste is honey, caramel and orange.
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hockeybeerguy (909) - 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 (746) - 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 (100) - - 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 (1872) - 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 (189) - 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.
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AgentAle (401) - 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 (4684) - 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.