caesar (5799) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Clear copper color, big off-white head. Aroma is hoppy, some pine. Thin taste of caramel malt, bitter, slight citrus. Decent, mostly because of the low ABV. Good aroma, but thin taste.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Getting notebook online. Bottle. Piney nose. Flavors have a sweet malt entry that quickly gives way to the citrus overtones of the hops. I tasty and refreshing beer.
rayOfBeer (673) - El Cerrito, California, USA - OCT 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle an amber with small off-white head. Nose is nice with citrus and floral hops. Flavor is dry with pine, citrus, slight grapefruit, a touch of roast and a finishing carbonation tang. Palate is lightly malty with a good carbonation tang to it. Overall an enjoyable beer that is easy to drink and has some great flavors.
TwoDudes (77) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Flanagan’s Ale House. I’d never had this before, as it is not available in KY. But, it was still on after last Thursday’s Stone promo with Greg. Anyway, nice citrusy nose. Clear beautiful amber color. Medium bodied, with nice blanace of roasty malts and spicy hops. Immensely drinkable.
Indulgence (141) - Ajo, Arizona, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
An amazing beer for only 4.4 per cent ABV, it has color, flavor and appearance, probably one of the best and most flavorful under 5% beers. Pours a dark red amber with a brooding head, lacing abounds, flavors are hops, and caramalized malts, palate is thinner than other Stones, but stronger than some of the other beers available. Great picnic beer.
Nik925 (773) - USA - SEP 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good bitterness, bold malt flavor (esp for a 4.4 abv) notes of cherries come out between the malt and hops. A good hop flavor (what you expect from stone) but while the flavors are strong, they are a bit thin and unfinished.
If the style Light Amber existed, this could be top of the pile, but its scored properly in the middle.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a brown color with a small off white head. Aroma of sweet malt and earth. Flavor is sweet malt with a good balance of hops for the style. Thin body with good carbonation.
drjay44 (2971) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz, bottle. Pours a nice happy rapidly collapsing head, pleasant brownish cloudy colors....nose of mild malts, bit of hops....palate is light, with some sensation of both malts and hops, rather light in character, but within that nicely balanced.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s a hit! Darker side of amber. Caramel pineapple tangerine style. Sweet hoppy. Chugarrifffic! Not complicated, just tasty. I want more for the everyday drinking..
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
What’s this? An amber I could actually give a crap about? Say it ain’t so!
Pours a deep amber color with a creamy tan head that melts away slowly leaving some drippy lacing. Aroma of roasted nutty malt, pine hops, and citrus. Flavor is similar, with not overly sweet malt and a nice hoppy bite. A bit thin on the palate, but the prickly carbonation helps make up for that. Seriously not bad at all, which is a bit of a surprise for me in this category.