BrownDogBeer (50) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster at Oregon Spring Beer Fest. Sweet aroma of hops. decent overall profile and balance.
ElManana (1072) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - JUL 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at RBBSG, thanks for sharing Benzai. Caramel, some hops, light bitter, boring.
GreatDane1632 (918) - USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated based on notes taken 30 Jun 2012 -- 22oz bottle. Man this is a good Red. I like.
DutchDrebus (4679) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ joes. Amber colour with a medium sized white head. Smells hops, malts, slightly roasty. Tastes hops, slightly barley wine or whatever I associate with barley wines, sweetish. Medium body, soft carbo.
Erasmus_ro (1824) - Alabama, USA - JUN 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours an auburn amber with a good, off-white head that leaves a really nice lacing. Aroma is wooden, some caramel, light hoppy flowers and citrus. Taste is caramel, lightly sweet, some pine, wooden, light citrus, Fairly light, good carbonation. Very enjoyable quaffer. High drinkability.
mike_77 (3885) - 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 (3403) - 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 (2036) - 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 (4776) - 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 (2820) - 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 (3692) - 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.