Zymurgeist2 (989) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle to glass. This is not so bad. Heavy malt aroma with slight paper and a little butter. Clear deep-orange with full off-white head. Malty with slight bitterness and a harsh bite at the end. Slightly oxidize taste as well.
bytemesis (3100) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 27, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap. Pours clear amber, small off white head, some lacing. Aroma is light caramel. Flavor is medium sweet, caramel, a bit of paint thinner, some astringence, green apple. Light body, meh.
AdamJackson (2565) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
No nose. Banana Esther’s and malty sweetness. Close to a Scotch ale. Nice mouthfeel. But not mind blowing. Could drink a growler of it though
brokensail (10822) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing. Amber pour with a white head. Bread, toast, and a bit of grape on the nose. Some grassy hops. Kind of bland. Flavor is a touch bitter and some sweet bread, toast, and grape. Fair amount of grass hops and a hint of earth.
AmEricanbrew (5801) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Hazy amber color with ivory head. Spicy toasted caramel, nutty aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Lightly sweet caramel, nutty, toast flavors----decent.
monk191 (899) - California, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A not-so-bad amber. Pours a nice orange-red color with not much was. Not much smell, slightly nutty, maybe some caramel. Taste is very creamy and nutty. Had on tap at the brewery
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HughConway (792) - Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at brewhouse. Pours amber, light head. Sweet malt, sweet malt, sweet malt. Not my pint o’beer.
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2010
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Draft. A light amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of malt combined with lighter notes of caramel and butter. The flavor is sweet with notes of butter and straw, leading to a dry buttery finish. I wonder if it is a brewing flaw or a dirty draft line that the butter stems from.
jrob21 (2532) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz bomber. A little lacking in anything that is memorable in an amber ale and a little astringent on the palate. Sort of fruity caramel aroma. Flavor is kind of sour? infected or purposefully done. I am inclined to think the former since there is not much else to bring this back to a well crafted beer.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - NOV 8, 2009
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draught. Hazy amber with a small white head. Sour fruity aroma with grape and light graininess. The flavor is lightly tart and planty in bitterness with some astringent grain husk. Fruity with more grape and grape-skin toward the end and an uncomfortably astringent bitterness in the finish. Messy and harsh with nothing good going for it. I’m generally not the biggest fan of SC Mountain beers, but this brings things to a whole new low and is just plain bad.