Fritz123 (1063) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beer Camp 12 pack at Total Wine in Boca Raton. Home snifter. Pours a dark golden orange with a small ringed head and not much haze. Aroma is a combination of nutty, caramel malts and a fruity hop profile. The taste is caramel and nutty malt, with a fruity and pine hop profile. The finish has the slight malty bitterness that makes that ESB taste. Medium texture, slight creamy on the palette.
BlowOffTube (499) - Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange pour foamy head. Citrus and caramel aroma. Nice malty body caramel but little sweetness coming through and nice citrus bite. Little herbal. Moderate body light carbonation enjoyable.
alobar (2826) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an orange copper color with aroma of nuts, toffee, and hops. Toffee and citrus flavor with subtle hop bite. Very nice.
JHeath99 (1079) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to sonnycheeba. Pours an orangish amber with off white head. Aroma and taste of malts and some caramel.
Mittenator (1371) - Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep caramel with a large, beige head. Light fruit with a Pilsner bite. Tart and dry. Fantastic.
j12601 (6703) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber orange with a large creamy white head. Soft toffee and hops on the nose, a bit of citrus and nutty malt. Medium bodied, malty and smooth, cool vibrant hops and a touch of caramel. Finishes slowly with lingering hop bitterness and a crackery malt note.
daleharshman (926) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
First rating for the Bitter style. 12 ounce bottle as part of the Beer Camp Across America 12-pack. Pours a clear pumpkin-colored orange hue with two fingers of white foam with decent retention. AROMA of musty grains, toasted nuts, honey malts, and light caramel. FLAVOR of smooth caramel, light citric hops, toasted bready malts, and honey. Finishes lightly sweet with only a hint of hop bitterness. Light body and mouthfeel. Not sure how true to style this might be as I am unfamiliar with the style...seems like a slightly hoppy amber ale to me. Nicely quaffable, but I might have preferred New Glarus doing something along the lines of their excellent fruit beers in this collaboration. (380, 923)
jgb9348 (4805) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly hazy golden coloured body with a bit of a honey and orange glow and a nice, relatively fast-dying one centimetre tall just off-white head. Aroma of yeast, pale malt, a touch of grassy and herbal hops and a very subdued apricot smell. Light-bodied; Strong malt flavour at first with hints of tropical and citrus fruits, then follows up with a touch of bitterness and a little earth and funk on the end. Aftertaste is relatively straight forward with some grassy hop notes, touches of herbs and citrus and very little else. Overall, not a bad beer, but nothing too exciting. If you didn’t know New Glarus had a part in this (or the label didn’t say otherwise), this beer wouldn’t be rated so highly. I love NG beers just as the next person, but this is all a reputation rating here, there is nothing to see here. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Harris Teeter in Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia on 30-July-2014 for US$22,00 for the twelve pack, sampled at home in Washington, a few blocks away on 30-October-2014.
rumproasts (3204) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Red amber with one finger head. Toffee and caramel malt body. Toast and nuts. Mild bitterness from the hops. Quite well constructed.
Fatehunter (1326) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a finger of head on a clear straw colored body.
The aroma is mild lemon, dried apricot, and wet grains.
The taste is fruity sweet upfront, lemon bitter follows. Nice balance, tends sweet overall.
The texture is sticky.
Gachupines (930) - USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is light grassy hops with a touch of toffee. Flavor is surprisingly hoppy for a bitter, makes it a bit crisp. Malt comes in the finish, a bit of toffee with some very light nuttiness. Pleasant.