TAR (2503) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tawny rufous. Gorgeously proportionate aromas of toasted piecrust, pecan, dark bread, potpourri, peach marmalade, lemon candy, honeydew, and a mixture of sulfury, dusty phenols. Suggestion of grass and uncured hay, as well. Tight, feathery carbonation. Bottle-conditioned. Seductively soft and well-textured maltiness deposits leather-tinged pecan skin and lightly toasted bread notes elegantly kissed with English toffee and a dusting of yeasty rusticity. Seamlessly integrated splash of spicy hops harmoniously parallels the sublimely rich and succulent core of vibrant esters, as a prevalent black tea punch deepens the pervasive saliva-inducing juiciness. Intricate, finespun malt demonstrates exemplary depth with its array of bouncy breadcrust- and tobacco-laced melanoidins. Finishes brightly tealike and with just enough zestfulness to add contrast to the silky, teasingly sweet malt. A review of this has been in order for quite some time as this has long been one of my everyday drinkers. A lovely albeit seemingly nondescript English-slanted pale ale, hence the low scores, sigh. An interesting notable: Outside of Oberfalz, this is the closest thing to zoiglbier I have yet to encounter. Zoiglbier tends to exhibit alelike marmalade qualities, and this is chockfull of zestiness and succulence, not to mention all of the malt detail one would expect from the finest examples from that lager-rich region. A fun beer this is.
Travlr (12291) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. Golden color, cream colored head, solid lacing. Aroma of fresh grass and hay. Taste is citrus and grass. Tasty.
phaleslu (6608) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle from a mixed six pack from Albertson’s in Taos. Pours a clear, bright orange-gold with a lasting cream-colored head. Aroma of soap, citrus peel, pale malts, pine resin, and straw. Flavor of pale and bready malts, straw, soap, metal, and dusty leaves. Light-bodied, with a mineral, metallic, stale mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Seems off.
csaso (1413) - Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - big thick head, light copper color, fair hop aroma and flavor balanced with sweet malt - not bad
Advocate_Ames (438) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
More refreshing than your typical mainstream American beers. Its bitter, not harsh on my palate, & lighty has more flavor than the average beers out there. I can taste the yeast & malts. The yeast stands out more and gives it a pilsner flavor. Overall it’s good but not my cup of tea.
obguthr (3917) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sawdust nose. Clear amber, medium yellow head. Malt forward, with a light grassiness. Alcohol is evident. Balanced but tame. Finally, a New Mexico tick!
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on draft in Taos, NM at KTAO radio station bar. Poured into pint.
A: Pours a nice copper with firm white head. Great retention and solid lace down the glass.
S: Malt with some lager-like qualities to it. There are some bitter hops on the back end of the nose but nothing special.
T: Some bland citrus and a little malt, but nothing else in terms of flavor profile.
M: Light bodied with a crisp, clean and dry finish. No real discerning flavors left on the palate to entice me back for more though.
O: Pretty straight forward and average for the style. No real concrete flavors to separate it from any other pale ale.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 07-04-2011
cblado (243) - Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ordered a bottle from Doc Martin’s restaurant in Taos, New Mexico. Poured a golden copper color. Some lacing, not much. Aroma was light hops and some caramel malt. Flavor had some hop bitterness, but most of the flavor was malt. Overall a subpar pale ale.
arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma had marmalade, orange, creamy biscuit, bread some caramel notes, slight toffee as well, touch of grass, grain in there as well. Taste is a mix of grape, biscuit, some slight earth, hints of white fruit but finishing a but short.
BeerCook (18) - Midland, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Taste and aftertaste are more bitter than most pale ales, but this is not a complaint. It's well balance with a crisp and clean palate. Spot on appearance and an almost sweet aroma that I can't put my finger on.
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