ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rated 3/31/13. 22 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours a dark reddish-brown color. The head is a two finger heavy cream shade. Retention starts off quickly, then seems to slow down as the bubbles in the head get smaller. Attractive lacing, too.
S: This has a LOT of caramel malt in it, with a slight candied tone thrown in there as well. But the more I whiff it, the more a grassy, lemony hop character comes through. Not bad.
T: Initially, this opens up very caramel-forward. Underlying all the caramel are hints of chocolate, and it finishes with some light Centennial hopping. The flavors here balance out too well - they seem to cancel out the interesting qualities they could have otherwise brought to the table. In other words, a typical amber ale.
M: There’s too much sweetness on the palate, and it’s too thickly textured. The lack of flavor and unctuous palate feel - combined with the slightly-too-strong carbonation - makes this one really difficult to drink.
O: This is the first offering from Speakeasy I’ve had, and I’m not impressed. It’s the poor drinkability combined with the dreadfully boring nature that kills it for me. Others will like this, I don’t - like I said before, a typical amber ale.
It does improve once it warms up, at least.
rejtable (1545) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light brown some frothy head and lacing. Nose is fruity like peach. Flavours are stine fruit, cereal, some grapefruit. Taste light bitter light sweet. Med body lively carbonation.
smboselli (113) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Glad I had it when I visited northern Cali. A tasty brown ale that hit the spot after a long plane ride
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adodo (107) - Riga, LATVIA - FEB 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweetish aroma. Clear brown. Lacing. Medium to heavy bitterness, lightly sweet and sour.
belgis (231) - LATVIA - FEB 16, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Weak aroma almost none.hint of caramel malts. Lagery lightness in this beer. Nice balanced taste of body and bitterness. Overall quite simple with something unpleasant in that bitterness.
mentalmind (43) - FINLAND - FEB 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. pours dark amber. small white head that leaves a Belgian lace on the glass. Very hoppy for an amber ale. other notes are caramel, toffre and biscuit.
DavidWoodruff (426) - Windsor, California, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber to light brown with a cream colored head. Some roasted grain and l in the aroma. Flavor is sweet malt with some dark fruit with a dryish burnt malt finish. Medium bodied. Nice go to beer when one tires of endless hoppy ales.
kraddel (4239) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poura clear amber. No real head. Smell is sweet, bit malty, candy. Taste is sweet, sugar, candy. Ok
RodrigoPacheco (32) - - JAN 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel and fruit aroma. Well balanced and with a taste of caramel and fruit. slightly spicy. Alcohol does not show this. Very good.
luisfelizola (98) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JAN 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Marrom avermelhado . Aromas maltados, frutado.Boa acidez e carbonatação. Caramelo, amargor equilibrado. Boa drinkabilidade.
maekchu (2500) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sake Taniguchi (World Beer Market). Gentle caramel nose, tiny dark fruit notes, a bit spicy. Brown/ amber color, light tan head. Medium-strength maltiness, mild piney hops, some caramel, and a balanced finish. Thin, wth a very soft mouthfeel. Light, and balanced from mid palate onwards. Good.