Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this one on-tap at a little beachside joint in Nokomis, FL this last weekend.
Came out a basic pale red with a small off-white head. The nose was really basic with slight grains, sweet fruity aroma of apple and honey. The body was lacking as it was on the thin side. Easy to down that’s for sure. Simple flavors, but nothing really stands out. Pretty bland - husk, sweet malts, sweet finish, mild bitterness. Are we sure this is really 7.0%? Alcohol not detectable at all. This reminds me of Yuengling, but actually not as enjoyable. I’d pass on this one in the future.
Lubiere (9303) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A reddish amber ale with almost no head. A nutty sweet butterscotch aroma. In mouth, a nice smooth Irish red with nutty malts, light British hops, medium bodied. On tap at brewpub, Jan. 3 2011.
sebletitje (6234) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewpub
Pours amberish/brown, beige head.
Aroma is malty, some roast with fruits and caramel.
Flavor, roasted malts, caramel, raisins, toffee with some hints of chocolate and light bread. Overall mouthfeel is boozy though only 7%.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at Sarasota Brewing on 5/24/08. Pours a golden amber with thin white head that barely laces the glass. Aroma is faint with slight spice and hoppy bitterness. Flavor is stale and bitter with a horseblanket-type finish. Not a pleasant ale to drink.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at brewery in Sarasota, FL during 2005 spring training--Poured a light, clear red-brown with a fizzy white head. Nice lacing. Mild earthy, nutty, thin nose and flavor. Pretty good considering it was made in Florida.
Tmoney99 (9969) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewpub. Poured clear reddish brown with an average fizzy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate toasted nutty sweet aroma. Medium to full body with a slick terxture. Medium balanced flavcor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations were met with a solid drinkable beer.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewpub. Perfumey alcohol, rich caramel malt and mild notes of dark fruits soaked in liquor make up the aroma. Boddy is a ruddy copper and holds a creamy, compressed thumb thick tan head. Medium hop bitterness in the fore huge dose of caramel malt along with mild chocolate notes, perfumey alcohol and a massive firm barrage of malt running all the way tot he finish where it ends on an alcoholy flourish. Tastes a lot like a scotch ale and probably is closer to that than any Amber Ale.
jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap-pours an offwhite head with amber color. Aroma is faint malt. Taste is sweet caramel, malt, roasty. Some hops presence.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ok, so this little brewery has some nice potential. As far as semi local brewers, I still prefer my Tampa Bay Brewing Co., as they tend to brew BIGER and Bolder flavors,… which is what I tend to enjoy, but Sarasota Brewing is holding it’s own down there…. As they seem to be on the more traditional side of the brewing spectrum.
Pours a big bronze body. Lightly smoky malt flavor is intertwined with flavors of toffee and caramel… there is a light nuttiness to this one, also. Again, there is that slight house hoppy-ness in the finish, but with a touch of smoke. Not bad… Pretty damn drinkable!
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - JUN 8, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a red/brown color with a small white head that laces well for its size. Aroma and flavor are like most reds out there...caramel malt intermingled with some very light hop notes. Body is medium with a pleasantly medium to long finish.