Niko100 (1664) - Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, floral hops, & some caramel; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, pine hops, caramel, and spice; Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Good amber ale.
BucannonXC5 (665) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone restaurant pint glass
From: World Market in Las Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: Aug. 1, 2013
Consumed: Aug. 6, 2013
Misc.: Bottled on Feb. 21, 2013
Poured a mahogany color with about two fingers of bubbly khaki tan head. Sporadic spots of average lacing on the sides. Average retention on the top.
Lots of different smells right away. Hops seemed to rule the day with floral, rye, citrus and grass. Then got the malts, mainly caramel, roasty, toasted bread and faint cocoa. Got a little bit of iced tea, too. The hops seemed to be go away a bit after a few more sniffs.
Malts took over the hops in the taste. Grassy, rye, toasty bread, yeast, wheat, caramel, buttery and lemon.
Medium-to-light body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Longer finish.
Not quite as good as I hoped it would be. Was still decent though.
Meilby (5530) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Cable Car City Pub & Cafe, San Francisco, CA
Pours clear nutbrown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes malt, caramel, orange, citrus and grass. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
Geokkjer (4993) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap@city, SF. Pours amber with an off white head . Aroma of floral hops, some peach, malt and caramel. Flavor is sweet and somewhat bitter with some malt, caramel and herbal hops. Medium body, average carbonation.
yngwie (11750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at City, San Francisco. A dark amber beer topped by a finger-thick light beige head leaving lacings. The aroma is on the hoppy side, with some maltiness. Caramel too, also in the flavor. Nice bitterness, piney hops and a touch of dark bread. Pleasant carbonation, soft and at an appropriate level. Caramel notes and bitterness in the swallow. A decent beer indeed, but not very interesting. 130804
Selene6 (21) - - AUG 1, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rich and deep. Slightly bitter in a good way. There is a minimum of 75 characters for your comments. There is a minimum of 75 characters for your comments. There is a minimum of 75 characters for your comments.
martinrumsam (442) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft deep coppery red brown with full thick light beige head that lasts and laces throughout Aroma is sweet and malty. Taste is an interesting blend of caramel sweetness and hoppy balance. Medium carbonation and full body
mrhoppy (1180) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very raw malt and grain aroma. An unusual aroma. I have been smelling this beer for half an hour and and I finally remembered where I had smelled it before. It was at the Barley wine fest at the Toronado. Itís like a Barley wine light! I really didnít expect that from a amber ale. It kind of derailed my brain. I hope I donít get a headache. A bit of red ale in there with scant sweetness but not much amber character. Pretty good finish with tobacco. Props to being Unique!
I went to the brewery a few years ago. I had a few of their beers and had massive headache afterwards so consequently I havenít wanted to try their beers again till now. Reason is I got them cheap at Grocery Outlet.
Bule (427) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap pours a coppery brown color. Strong malt flavor with a good balance of hops.
brian60625 (701) - Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. This one fell flat on me. It was sweet, mellow, and generally uninteresting. The convoluted hop blend unfortunately combines into the palate equivalent of a grade school art class paint mush grey. Amber-copper color, good carbonation and a hardy, medium bodied mouthfeel.