cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep amber with a slight haze. Large off-white head with good retention and lace. The aroma doesn’t pop right of the bat. Traditional malty amber notes is all I got on the nose. As it warms it improves: Floral, oak, and even some melon. Quite a bit of oak actually. Light+ sweet, light+ bitter flavors. Medium body and texture, surprisingly soft carbonation, and a grassy hopped dry finish.
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had high hopes for this beer before I tried it. It is well crafted, and I love the idea to barrel age a red ale. But I felt that the dry hopping is too much of a contradicting flavor for this beer.
But again. Well crafted
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at GABF. Pours a nice amber-red with an offwhite head. The nose is nice and fresh, light berry notes, caramel and some orange zest. The oak is very subdued. On tasting, the oak is a bit more present, lending notes of vanilla and white pepper. More soft toffee and a balancing bitterness. Not overly complex but well put together. Solid.
egajdzis (6105) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy red amber color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus fruits, grass, floral hops, vanilla, and wood. Taste of toffee, caramel, citrus, grapefruit, some vanilla, and light spices, and lighter wood tannins.
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark hazy amber with a too thick long lasting head. Head may be in part to hotel plastic cup. Super spicy aroma is a bit of a surprise: pumpkin spice meets poultry seasoning. Body is thick. That same weird spice note returns on the tongue along with a citrusy sourness. Is all that funk from the oak!?
arminjewell (9256) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap pours dark reddish amber with white head, aroma has notes of vanilla, toffee, some slight grass and pine notes, going into a slight bit of oak. Taste is a combination of toffee, caramel, some spice, biscuit, touch of grass and pine, slight hint of oaky vanilla finishing slightly dry.
Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the Funky 7, in Brooklyn. Pours copper-red with a thick, off-white head. Bready malt nose, hints of spices. Fairly sweet flavor, touches of caramel, bread, wood, herbs. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Mild citrusy bitters in the finish, some caramel, sugar, flowers and herbs. Very nice beer.
thirdeye11 (6054) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750ml bottle thanks to Mora2000) cloudy copper pour with thick meringue-like tan head. Excellent lacing as well. Nose of shortbread, cinnamon sticks, and Belgian yeast. Taste of cinnamon sticks, cream, Belgian yeast, anise, and allspice. Excellent finish, perfect carbonation, just a delicious beer. Cheers to The Bruery for this very well done Amber ale.
Barreras (1560) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - SEP 22, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a red brown color with aroma of sweet fruit berry. Taste is a sharp bitterness bite at first but smooth aftertaste after the swallow. A surprisingly tasty amber ale that I would order again.
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Thanks Tom. Poured a deeper amber with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of wood, caramel, nuts and toffee. Tastes of the same with citrus and a little toasty.