Ratman197 (11748) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with an off white head. Aromas of sweet malt, carmel and a hint of citrus. Palate was a little on the thin side. Flavors of malt, and carmel with a mildly bitter finish. This is hardly what I would call boldly hopped!
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle-pours a foamy to rocky tan head with cloudy copper color. Aroma is sweet malt. Taste is caramel malt then medium hops. Dry and OK carbonation.
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Goldena le with a small white head. Flagrant hops and citrus on the nose. Rich malt base with a very elegant hops and grapefruits and pears. Fruitiness is excellent. Good balance. Tap. CNY Brewfest Feb. 5 2005.
Benzai (11307) - 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.
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market, Charlottesville, VA. Pours a hazy copperish orange colorwith a thin creamy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Hoppy aroma with toffee and a fruity finish. Taste is bitter leafy citrus hops with notes of toffee, nuts, nougat, apple and peach. Medium bodied. Interesting and good.
BeerandBlues2 (11048) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear tawny with a large, frothy beige head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and nutty malt, dates, apple esters, herbal and earthy hops. Flavor is sweet malt, medium earthy hops and bitterness, apple esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
hazy dark amber, wispy off white head, light dry caramel malt aroma and earthy hops, creamy body, well balanced caramel malt flavor with malty sweetness and earthy hops, long bitter finish, very tasty for an amber, more like an ESB
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
KimJohansen (10404) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber with with large beige head. Sweet aroma with toasted malt, caramel and hints of hops. Flavour likewise though hops are more present. Bitter finish.
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour. Light head. Hoppy and caramel aroma. Flavor is hoppy, caramel, biscuit, citrus. Good stuff.
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is lightly malty and heavily floral.
This clear amber ale has a medium sized, creamy head. Excellent lacing. Mostly diminishing.
The flavor is very malty up front and fairly bitter on the backside.
Fizzy. Medium bodied. Watery mouthfeel. Medium length, slightly bitter and a very very dry, crisp finish.