thegreenrooster (3209) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 17, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2005 Pour is a amber red with a nice hazyness. Aroma is very nice. Lots of malts and the hops really stand out. Flavor is slight citrus and some malts used. Overall kinda tasty and prob one of the best from this brewer.
steview (1019) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 13, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
for some reason, yeaup, it tastes like a red ale--i guess. i like this more than killians, i guess that’s for sure... but what is this? it’s caramel, and a bit nutty, with a dead hop berry burst. if this had a primarily medicinal quality, i would have mistaken this for a bad fruit beer.
argo0 (11530) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 26, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(12oz bottle, bottled August 2005) Crystal clear amber body with small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, berry, orange. Taste is moderately sweet, berry, melon, caramel. Watery light-medium body. A bit too sweet for my liking.
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle courtesy of Degarth. Aroma light citrus and malts. Poured a hazy amber with a huge foamy head. Flavor was okay, nothing to spectacular, primarily orange peel hop flavor. Palate was okay but finish held on to the orange peel.
Nuffield (3671) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad at first, I think, but not great as it warms. Pours deep amber/caramel with a thin film of a head. Hoppy, murky, slightly vegetal nose. Tingling carbonation hides a thinning body. Moderately sweet, flavor of pine cones, graham crackers, iron supplements in chewable vitamins, fresh-cut grass in a field. Only moderately sweet. It ends a little too much on the side of vegetation. Drinkable, though. Thanks Kevin and Lumpy for this souvineer of GABF 2005.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark body with a thin dense head. Nose-perfume, rather hoppy for an amber ale. Taste-sweet residual hops, apple, pine, some wood. Leaves a sticky sweet aftertaste.
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle, courtesy of Kevin) Pours a clear copper body with a small white head. Aroma of mild hops and caramel. Flavor of malt, caramel, mild hops, a hint of fruitiness, and a bit flat.
fomentateur (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2005
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
If only the beer was as busy as the box it came in. I found the red to be the same as the brown with less aroma, flavor, and mouth feel. I hate to say, but I think this is the miller lite of amber ales. Very boring, uneventfull, watery, little to no malt character, no hop character, not even a perceptive bitterness, is this really beer?
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet bread, fruit and mild hops int he aroma. Tea colored with a pinky thick white head. Light fruity hops int he fore followed by some mild graininess and then more hops. Not a lot going on, but what there is I found enjoyable and uncomplicated.
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours light amber, thin bubbly head, and very carbonated. Aroma light sweet fruit, a little beady, with a lingering mild citrus hop bite. The somewhat acidic hops presence dominates the flavor, followed by a earthy fruitiness. Very zesty brew, quite refreshing, but somewhat harsh. Light/Medium mouthfeel. All in all it is quite tasty.