eRock_2013 (402) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2014 A distinctive beer all around, beginning with the aroma which features appetizing caramel malt and brown sugar and hoppy notes, very enjoyable. The appearance is likewise appetizing, a golden brown color with good head and lacing. Doesn’t appear as amber as other amber ales, but of course as a "stock ale" this claims to be something different. I’ll admit I haven’t quite figured the taste out, but it’s rather complex, with a subtle sweetness and a variety of flavorful hoppy notes. Excellent complement of caramel maltiness, English golding hop bitterness, and some fruity flavors I suppose come from the yeast. Exceptionally smooth and finishes with pleasant earthy hop finish. An excellent craft beer and my personal favorite of the Sam Adams variety. Highly recommended, but hard to find in some locales so if you come across it, give this brew a try!
---Rated via Beer Buddy
ken1 (1757) - DENMARK - SEP 7, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Malty and caramel sweet with fruits.
Flavour: Fairky caramel sweet with a fruity bitterness.
Colour: Amber with an offwhite head.
Quick3Beers (942) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 4, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a copper from a bottle. Caramel aroma, flavor is similar but with a decidedly bready aspect, almost like a sourdough. Drinkable but not anything over the top. Good beer.
remALUS (229) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - AUG 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: 355 ml, Price: 1.09 eur. Ruda spalva. Geras, kvapas ir skonis..
Echon (366) - Århus, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber. Caramel malt and noble hops are at the front, with a moderately sweet and bitter taste. Bitter finish. Medium body. Overall, a decent amber ale, but too sweet and too simple to warrant any revisits.
Gehbe (225) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - JUL 8, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear deep amber with big tan head, nice lacing. Aroma of dried apricot, spice, toast and biscuit, caramel and lemon. Tastes medium sweet and with some sourness upfront, light bitterness emerging after a few seconds. Medium body, fairly high carbonation, a little stickiness in aftertaste. Better than expected: well balanced, very drinkable yet sufficiently complex.
sinfull (1429) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber color . Thin , off-white head . Aroma of caramel malt and bread . Malt and caramel in sweet taste. Noble hops show at the end . Decent beer.
Hermod (6414) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 31, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ O’Learys, Sveavägen, Stockholm. Poured amber color with a thin white head.
Dark fruity, caramelly aroma. Some old hops. Refreshing flavor, light sweetness, wood, dark fruits. Nice drinkability.
MetalMurphy (452) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 16, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle @ supermarket (denmark) golden colour, medium body, average carbonated, bitter-sweet
Cunningham (6955) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark golden color with a fine off white head. Toffee and hoppy nose with an ok intensity. Medium body and an average carbonation. Ok balance between bitterness and sweetness. Toffee, fruity, herbal and a bit bready. Nice session able beer.
[Bottle from Systembolaget web order in Sweden]
johnnymusky (888) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Memory rating...i liked this better than the lager for a bit...my tastes have since changed...ok.