zdk (1852) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap @ RnH - I probably would’nt have gotten almond from this if I hadn’t been primed by the name. In any case: clear, nut brown pour, grassy toffee-marzipan candy and light grassy notes. Maybe a hint of almond nuttiness in the arouma. Grainy bread and smooth bodied.
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Rattle N Hum.
Amber/ruby and clear with some white head that laces nicely. Aroma is malty with a mild but distinct almond note (more like almond butter if you’ve ever tried it). Light bodied, malty body, light bitterness on the finish.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at RnH. Dull, inoffensive aroma. Saying I smell almond in this is a bit of a stretch. I smell cheap cookies, thats about it. Flavor is similarly dull... though there are a lack of flaws, it is pretty much as generic "ale" as you can get. Little to say about this one.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Bittercreek, Boise: Pours a dark amber color with a light white head. The nose is toasty with some nutty qualities and a deep malty body and lightly hopped nose. The flavor is clean and creamy with a smooth malty mouthfeel, average body and the toastiness on the malts is a little more accentuated than most malty fall lagers. Good job local dudes.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Papago on 8/6/10. Pours dark gold with a thin tan head. The nose is almond extract and malt. The taste is roasted nuts, sweet malt and toasted grains. Medium bodied. OK brew.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at DTJBs. Bright orange with thick white head. Nose is subtle with tones of nuttiness and grains. Flavor is malty sweet with tinges of melanoidins and pecan/almonds, finishes slightly sweet. Medium body and smooth texture, medium carbonation. A nice malty, nutty brown ale with good depth and complexity.
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Sweet malt aroma. Sweet malt and light mineral flavor. Medium bodied. Sweet malt and light earthiness lingers.
BMan1113VR (7905) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Blue Palms. Pours with a clear orange body and a small, slightly off-white head that stays. Aroma of corn, grain, caramel and lightly nutty. Toast, grass and slightly rich. If I hadn’t seen the name, I wouldn’t guess almond, but it smells like it a bit. Taste is smooth, nutty, toast, caramel and pistachio. Lively bubbles.