Davhgbrew (945) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured dark amber w/ little to no head. Aroma of malt. Carbonation on the tongue is very strong and tingly. Smooth sipping. Tastes of caramel, bread, malt and hops. Finish is dry and delicious. Low abv w/ no alc taste at all. Could drink this one all day at the pub. Very nice brew!
obguthr (4371) - 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.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2011 Scuttlebutt Brewing Company--Tell Tale Red Ale--2011 22 oz. Bottle. 5.00% ABV. 42 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Thin lace slightly rocky white head. Clear bright deep amber color. Delicate toasted caramel fruit mild hop front. Mildly crusty sweet light toasted delicate caramel fruit smooth mild Red Ale flavor. Balanced refreshing light hop spice clean end. Suprising! Usually Scuttlebutt tends toward weak and bland, but this was nicely flavored and tasty. Sampled 1/28/2011. Purchased for $3.89 at Fred Meyer--Ballard, Seattle on 1/27/2011.
Scuttlebutt Brewing Company--Tell Tale Red Ale--2011 12 oz. Bottle. 5.00% ABV. 42 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Thin foamy big mild lace off white head. Fizzy clear bright thin pretty amber red color. Lightly toasted malt floral hop front. No sediment. Mild sweet lightly toasted caramel fruit hint very biscuity toasted bread body. Tasty delicate flavor. Mild earthiness. Clean refreshing mild hop spice balanced light lingering toasted malt end. Surprisingly nice for a Scuttlebutt. Sampled 3/11/2011. Purchased 6-Pack for $9.99 at The Ballard Market, Seattle on 3/11/2011.
nuplastikk (4906) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Murky amber-brown. Nice, mellow hop and amber/caramel malt aroma. I’m not the biggest Amber/Red fan, but this one is pretty solid. Big hops up front, but also a big, rich malt presence. Sugary, sort of sticky specialty malt feel. Big hop bill more than balances it out. Quite a well-executed beer.
Ibrew2or3 (7312) - 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.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pine and faint cedar aroma, very northwest. dark brown, respectable head. full bodied and a great range of hop flavor. enjoyable blend.
Skyview (5283) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On nitro charge at the brewpub in Everett, Washington. Pours a clear copper amber brew with a creamy and soft off-white head that slowly dissolves to a thin and creamy off-white head with excellent lacing from the nitro pour. Aroma of caramel malt, light apples, brown sugar and roasted nuts. Taste is medium bodied, malty caramel and toffee flavors with a touch of citrus zest. Finish is smooth and creamy with a malty aftertaste and then a mild bitterness.
AmEricanbrew (6181) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark amber color/ beige head. Nice pine sap, tea leaf, toasted caramel aromas. medium bodied. Good pine sap, black tea flavors with rich toasted caramel, grainy pale malts.
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draft: Scuttlebutt Brewing Co. in Everett, WA) Pleasantly aromatic nose features a dry and wonderfully toasty aroma, and is certainly a nice start for this beer. The toastiness continues in the flavor, showing a fair amount of lightly sweet chocolate, and is complemented by a mild bitterness that allows the toasty chocolate to remain in control. Light-to-medium bodied, seems a bit thin, but certainly not watery, and is reasonable enough for the style. Pours a light amber color, fully clear, topped by a light tan head. Plenty of patchy lacing is left on the glass to complete the solid visuals. Overall, not the most flavorful beer, but for the style, it’s more than acceptable, and the toasty, malty flavor is right up my alley.
(Nitro Draft: Scuttlebutt Brewing Co. in Everett, WA) Side-by-side comparison with the standard draft version, and wow, the nitro version is significantly different. Almost all of the toastiness in the draft version is lost here. Instead, the lightly citrusy hoppiness is dominant, and the gently toasty malt base is in the background, so this version is much closer to the official description on the beer sampler menu. Light amber color is the same, but the off-white head is paler in color, and of course, much taller and creamier with incredible retention and dense lacing. All in all, though, I much prefered the draft version, and my ratings are for that.
riversideAK (5734) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is floral, lightly citrusy and some sweet caramel. Pours nice reddish amber with a creamy head on top. Sweet caramel malts and medium bitter floral, perfumey, and citrus hop flavors. Nice floral finish. Creamy body and mouthfeel. The nitro makes this one for sure.