fsouth25 (19) - - OCT 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light amber body with an off white head. Kind of tastes and smells German to me. Sweet and slick, with an earthy presence dominating. Cereal grains come out quite nicely. I get a bit of a metallic/copper taste and feel that I dont necessarily like. Nice hint of caramel, but it has more of a full body than other pales, almost like a stock ale should. When I think of stock ales, I think of North Coast. This is nowhere close to that, but the idea of a thick, earthy, full bodied ale is spot on.
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Obfuscate (99) - Minneapolis, - DEC 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Like many Samuel Adams beers this one has a nice balance between the hops and malts. Nothing overpowering and very easy to drink. Great session beer.
JanVah (167) - SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
På flaska @ O*learys. Mörk gul färg. Doftar en aning av bröd. Smakar något sött och en antydan av beska.
rarbring (1544) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: The smell is mostly from the malt, sweet porridge and biscuits. A whiff of orange.
Appearance: A clear amber copper toned beer, an off-white head that leaves good lacing.
Taste: The taste is also mostly sweet, brown syrup on white bread, and orange marmalade. The finish is somewhat bitter like orange peel.
Palate: Medium high carbonation, a foamy feeling with a dry finish.
Overall: As many beers from the Boston Beer company a bit too sweet - but not bad.
Note: Bottle. Reviewed 2010-07-01.
HIGHB4LL (656) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle from Cash Wise in Watford City. Appearance: finger slightly off-white head, golden copper color, clear, good lacing. Aroma: caramel, light citrus hops, notes of wheat. Palate: medium-light body, average carbonation, moderate-light bitter finish, slightly sticky and also oily texture. Taste: sweet caramel, with light notes of wheat, into citrusy hops finish. Overall, drinkable, decent hoppiness, pretty nice beer really. Surprising.
joejames (180) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours light amber, decent head, some retention, nice lacing. Aroma of caramel and biscuit. Taste is malty sweet with some earthy bitterness. Light bodied, medium carbonation, creamy mouth feel. Finishes malty sweet with notes of bitter herbs, toffee, raisin and roasted malt. Average ale for my tastes.
loco_gallego (148) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ambrée orange claire. Mousse blanc cassé relativement peu persistante.
Arômatique maltage sucré caramel, on distingue aussi un léger houblonnage floral et un peu résineux.
En bouche pareil avec des notes de malts toastés, puis sucrés-caramel. Fin de bouche légèrement houblonnée-amère, agrumes-citrus.
Bière balancée et intéressante, l’un des meilleurs compromis complexité-rafraichissement. Mais peu caractérisée.
Bork (334) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Extremely low on aromas and flavor but smooth and easily downed. A little bit of sweet fruitiness and a dry gently bitter finish.
hfmejias (818) - Dover, Delaware, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured orange, clear, nice off white head and nice lacing on the glass. Taste is mostly caramel (malty), fruit, and light hop notes. Taste is consistent, sweet, malty, some fruit notes and a nice bitter finish. OK beer, easy to drink.
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"just a touch cleaner and more flavorful than the lager in my opinion...just barely. i enjoy them both a little on occasion, but usually i’ll prefer something with a little more oomph."
eduardovl (954) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 330ml bottle served in a pint glass.
A: Pours a beautiful amber clear color forming a light yellow bubbed and aired head. Low retention and only few spotty lacings left in the glass. A thin layer remains for long on the top
S: Very malty, sweet and biscuity. Strong notes of caramel. Fruity. Great flowery hops in the end
T: Slightly sweet upfront. Notes of roasted malts, toffee and raisins. Very malty and biscuity in the mouth. In overall, a dry, crispy and refreshing taste. Light hops bitterness in the end. Hops are bit citrus and quite flowery
M: Light body. A bit molasses. Medium carbonation. Malty and biscuity aftertaste
O: Good drinkability. Samuel Adams expected quality. Recommended
[ BA Review @ 4/26/2014 ]