thornecb (5448) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours mahogany into a shaker. Off white head with little retention recedes leaving slight lacing. Sour caramel aromas. Soft with sour caramel and mild licorice. Lasting sourdough finish.
rlgk (17973) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at 3 Små Rum, Göteborg. Slightly hazy copper beer with a nice beige/yellowish head. Malty caramel aroma, citrus, biscuits, floral notes, some grass. Hoppy citrus flavor, grassy, caramel, biscuits notes. Decent beer.
bastarda (414) - Freiburg, GERMANY - JAN 8, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
shared with Konfuzzi, Dec./15. A complex, bold yet elegant Amber that is far from the dull pitfalls of the style. Nose of dark caramels, juicy orange and citrus hops and a hint of vanilla; in taste, the dark caramels have a wonderful and refreshing counterpart in the hoppy grapefruit, pine and bergamotte notes. Superdry, very clean finish, light bitterness. Wow!
Douberd (4752) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Speakeasy Prohibition Ale) Bottle 355 ml at home, served into a shaker, ABV 6.1%
Amber to light brown colour on the body, with a big light beige head on top, a bit thin, with low retention.
Nice hoppy aroma, with citrus, light orange, biscuit, caramel.
Taste also of caramel, a bit malty as expected but with nice notes of citrus, orange, biscuits, grass.
Medium body, soft carbonation.
biirusaikou (2477) - - JAN 4, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Babel Bayside Kitchen. Quite caramel and malt forward with subdued piney hops, bitter finish. Fairly average stuff, likely oxidized I guess.
Turtles (1885) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Man in the Moon. Almost clear amber, thick white head, good lacing. Floral aroma, citrus zest, woody notes and caramel. Really smooth and rounded mouthfeel. Taste start hoppy with citrus, orange, grapefruit and floral bitterness, some roasted malt notes. Finish dry and crisp.
ansalon (2851) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @Man In The Moon. Pours clear amber with a medium frothy off white head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, citrus, roasted nuts, orange zest, resin. Taste is a touch bitter with nice malty backbone. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.
k0mpsa (2433) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at lark creek grill, san francisco airport. Hazy amber color, white head. Aroma has some honey, sweet caramel notes, hops. Sweet caramel body, hops, malts, some roasty.
jamestulloch (3372) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Fyne Ales’ brewery tap. Clear amber body with a medium beige head. Lively carbonation. Good lacing. Aroma of coffee, caramel, orange and stewed apple. Flavour of toffee, coffee and red fruits. Medium body with an oily texture. Light fizz. I really enjoyed this. It reminded me of Coronado’s Mermaid’s Red Ale, but with added bitterness and drinkability.
ciocanelu (1134) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - DEC 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2015 Dark amber color, almost brown, with beige head. Aroma is mostly caramel and malts but there is some earthy hop character too. More hops on the taste, mostly earthy and piney. Some caramel sweetness too but on the finish and aftertaste it gets quite bitter. Body is soft but has an abrasive carbonation. Overall it’s a well made, classic style amber ale.