mike_77 (3784) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red brown colour. Toasty malt aroma. Flavour has initial red fruits and malts. Strong resinous hop bitterness dominates though. Slightly over bitter and a bit out of balance.
mile (3338) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light amber, small to average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate malty and sweetish aroma, caramel - light bread with light tropical fruitiness, light - some grapefruit/piney hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and sweetish, caramel - light bread and light tropical fruitiness, light - some grapefruit/piney hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish with caramel - light bread and light tropical fruitiness, some piney - light grapefruit hoppyness. Caramel sweetish amber ale. Lacks character (as most amber ales do).
markextrae (1835) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
shared bomber bottle from a dutch web order. poured a slight cloudy amber colour with a slight off head. sweet caramel malts, earth, citrus, cloves, toffee, toffee, some dried red fruit notice, crisp mouthfeel. lemon zest. some alcohol notice, even with the 6%. bit out of balanced. again.
sic1314 (4779) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured reddish brown with a small off white head. Aroma of sweet berries. Medium body, flavour is medium sweet berries, lightly bitter.
stevoj (2714) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
For an amber, this leans quite a bit toward the hoppy side. Not a bad thing. Creamy mouthfeel, soft airy head, dark copper body. aroma outshines taste, sweet like honey, taste comes in hoppy and resinous. Lots going on here
hayduke (3573) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was one of two 22-oz bottles purchased in Ashland, Oregon at the Market of Choice. A bottle went to Strykzone and we shared it on Facebook Chat. Poured a rich clear amber color with a big beige head with excellent retention. Good lacing rings. Nose of rich caramel malts and floral and citrus hops. Medium plus body and a smooth creamy mouth feel. The flavor greets you with rich malts and a blast of citrus. As you progress the hops and malts balance nicely. The finish is bitter and shows citrus. Overall a delectable brew with lots of flavor that drinks easily.
Earlier Rating: 10/25/2009 Total Score: 3.8
From a 22 oz bottle this poured a clear gold with fat white head and good lacing. Nose of caramel malts with some citrus and floral hops. Medium body and mouthfeel. Flavor is more malts than hops, but there is still good balance. Long bitter finish make for a high quality amber. They nailed this one.
Strykzone (5375) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. He was in Idaho. Mid amber and clear with a big fluffy and rocky head that is beige. Big chunks of lacing. A rich sweet malty aroma also has citrus and floral. Firt sip is grapefruit bitterness so is citrus. The next sip is much more malty with the Irish malts out front of those hops. And the next brings floral notes. This beer blends three styles: an Irish Red, an American IPA, and an English Bitter. It does that nicely, too. I like how the flavors meander in and out of those styles. The feel is plus and that might be partly due to the foam that never left. The malts are biscuit, cracker, and bready. In the end this was nicely balanced managing to avoid the extremes. Red ales are never a favorite of mine but I do like this one. Nicely done.
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
10-Apr-10 (22-oz bottle: Purchased 30-Dec-09 for $4.71 at liquidsolutions.net)
Working my way through the beers from this brewery, Woodshed Red is the first decent beer Iíve come across. Itís caramely and somewhat sweet on the palate, but the sweetness is not sugary or overbearing, and the beer is actually on the dry side. Hops are mildly bitter but have enough presence to balance the malty base with flavors of tea, pine and grass. There is, however, a slight tartness in the background from entry to finish, and while this is distracting in the initial sips, you donít even notice it after awhile. Medium in body with ample carbonation and a dry finish. The nose balances aromas of toasty and earthy malts with grassy and tea-like hops. Deep amber in color with a hint of haziness, and the off-white head builds to half an inch on the pour before settling to a wide ring and patchy cover. Easily the most drinkable and enjoyable of the ones Iíve tried so far.
Squizzle (172) - Idaho, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Its alright, not amazing but alright. Darker than I want it to be. Drank it with half a bottle of Southern Comfort so it worked out.
Frozer (187) - Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured on tap for the Medford Brewery. Very little aroma but t appearance is great. Dark amber with some solid lacing. Sweet malt with some bitterness. Dry caramel finish make this an overall acceptable red.