Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Certainly does strike a superb balance between malts and hops. Pours a dark, rich amber hue with a mild, off-white head. Nose is citrus hops and slight, roasted malts. Flavor has nice, earthy hop bitterness and burnt malt character. A few notes of caramel and coffee. Medium bitterness and sweetness. Smooth, rich body. Finish is tasty with warm, roasty malt aftertaste. Flavor could be a bit more robust but overall this is a great beer.
rlgk (18188) - 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.
Beerhunter111 (17008) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Klare dunkel orangebraune Farbe, mittelgroße beige Schaumkrone. Der Geruch ist kräftig hopfig, harzig, Citrusfrüchte. Der Geschmack ist sehr hopfig, bitter, harzig, karamellig, reife Früchte.
yngwie (16504) - 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
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Speakeasy. Amber in color with an off-white head. Pretty straightforward amber ale here, though perhaps a little bit extra hop flavor and aroma than your typical crappy brewpub amber ale. Nice mix of caramel, toffee, and bready malts with a light bitterness of pine, citrus, and herbal hops. Light to moderate bitterness balance out the sweetness pretty nicely. It’s a fine enough beer.
Oakes (15651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark cherry amber. Caramel, nuts, orange in the aroma. Bitter, rooty body with long caramel notes.
jtclockwork (14942) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a long ago backlog. Pours amber. White head. Nose/taste of caramel, lightly bitter hops and burnt toast. Medium body.
Benzai (14103) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus. Clear dark red-brown color with a medium sized beige head. Aroma is malts, hops, resin. Taste malts, hops, resin, hint of caramel, sticky hops, nice bitterness. Decent body and carbonation. Nice one.
bhensonb (14090) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 12, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
NIce aroma of citrusy hop with underlying malt. Beautiful copper/amber color with a light tan head. Starts with wonderful hops, mostly citrusy, followed by a thrust of malt, ending with very nice bitterness, possibly with some pine coming past the citrus. It’s all in the perception. There’s some sort of tobacco type spice? in the finish? Maybe it’s a bit of herbal note. There’s something there. Really very good.
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured deep copper color with a large frothy off-white head that lasted and produced excellent lacing. Complex citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium smooth bitter flavor with a medium bitter sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a standout beer.