maekchu (3400) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 1, 2016
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from World Beer Market (Sake no Taniguchi). Rich roasty nose, piney hop, some earthy tree bark spiciness. Thin Amber color. Thick caramel, offset by an abundance of dark piney bittering, moderates and weakens a bit in late mid palate. Fairly mild but definite bitter tracks in finish. Medium body. Nice aromas, to be sure (good malt/hop balance). Okay flavors. Earthy and hoppy.
dews (22) - TAIWAN - DEC 18, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
No strong aroma, taste little bittle, good and moderate hops. cheap only NT69 dollar. not much bubble.
snoworsummer (4533) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle. Pours hazy brown with a foamy beige head and lots of lacing. Tastes like roasted grains and malt, light bitterness and burnt toast flavor. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like roasted grains and toast, light sweetness.
jwdv22 (10) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a fan. Not overly hoppy nor does it have a good flavor or balance. Head retention similar to style, color is nice, aroma is weak, taste is just not that good.
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SudsMcDuff (7976) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
a dog on the label!?! automatic ten point deduction!!!! .. . pours a simple amber .. albino dog foam, light lacing .. . smells like a dogs soiled tail .. . very light and a bit off putting .. . not impressed .. . . how... how do you break a stainless steel knife?! was she trying to wrestle a fucking Terminator into the oven?!?!
Gerbeer (3080) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 ml bottle. Pour a clear mahogany color with light head. Aromas of light pine, honey, resin, and malts. Light flavors of pink grapefruit, red berries, and toasted malts. Fairly long bitter finish.
Crit (3801) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with creamy beige head.Light citrus hop nose.Malt start, meium bitter/citrus hop finish
Earlier Rating: 6/23/2008 Total Score: 3.1
Nitro at Buckeroo:Hazy amber, lasting beige head. Light citrus nose.Start is very sweet, a bit too much so, medium strength hop finish.
obguthr (5579) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Honey and pineapple nose, with lesser pine notes. Hazy amber, thick yellow head. Grapefruit peel and pine flavor, not IPA strength, but hoppy for an amber. Intermittent teasing of honey to give the illusion of balance, which is nice, but this is unmistakably hop forward. Medium body, easy carbonation. Another solid pale ale masquerading as an amber, not that there’s anything wrong with that.
chinchill (4202) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle served in a SA lager glass.
Red-brown body covered by a bone-colored head that’s small but durable.
This otherwise bland amber is redeemed by a surprising (i.e., not evident in the aroma or initial taste) bit of spicy hop flavor that comes in the finish and lingers on in the aftertaste.
Feel: Crisp, medium body with medium+ carbonation.
Ibrew2or3 (8074) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours with a clear amber body and copper edges supporting a dirty white head of foam. The modest aroma offers up malts, some roasted malts, muted pine hops and then a mild mix of earthy tea hops, slight citrus hard candy note and fruity esters. Smells alright. The taste is similar with pine and earthy tea like hops that are having a good time together and deliver a pleasing load of hop bitterness. Behind these hops are bits of citrus hops, roasted malts and a biscuit malt note. Pretty darn nice hop forward session brew.