alexsdad06 (7025) - Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from bottle @ BA tasting. Pours a dark amber color with a medium off white head. The aroma had some floral and herbal hops, oak, vanilla, and caramel malt. The flavor added some citrus, caramel, oak, vanilla with some herbal hop bitterness. Very interesting for an "amber" ; definitely worth trying.
radagast83 (5657) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from bottle at SAVOR. Poured a ruby orange color with a off-white head. Aroma was citrus orange, grapefruit, malt compliments it. Flavor is hops, oak mellow, caramel notes. Quite enjoyed.
madsenbryg (371) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smagt hos J & C. Korn, halm, karamel, peber, grape, fyrrenåle, træ, lys rød, uklar, hvidt tæt skum, meget sød, meget bitter, let, tør, meget brus.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, an imperial amber? Pours a bruin body with a big off white head good retention and nice lacing. Aromatically hoppy and woody. A nice pine and citrus tones, light oak, toffee and caramelized malt. Pretty tasty. Nice oak presence with a vanilla tone that rolls nicely with the fruit character and citrus hop tones. It worked.
bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2011 On draft at Hop Leaf. Pours brownish amber with a nice tan head. Hoppy on the nose, grapefruit, citrus, caramel and a certain herbal spice note. Complex, pine, citrus, toffee, biscuit, and some earthiness. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish was somewhat crisp and bitter, nice beer.
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a lightly hazy orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of herbs, pineapple, caramel, oak, vanilla, toffee, toasted coconut, and florals. Flavor of pineapple, herbs, caramel malt, chocolate, oak, and toffee.
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber red with a cream colored and full frothy head. Strong piney and hoppy aroma. Citrus fruits, earth, pine and a toasted biscuit presence. Strong bittering hops are notable throughout. Slight caramel malt backbone and a long dry finish.
joeneugs (4202) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Provisions. It pours orange/red with a khaki head. The aroma is hoppy with orange, grapefruit, and some solid maltiness. The flavor is different with some licorice, berries, anise, mild hops and some caramel. Fairly light bodied considering the strength. It’s kind of like a spiced amber ale.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to drabmuh for opening this bottle. Served in a snifter.
Pours a dark amber-red color with a really nice light tan head and quite a bit of lacing as it goes down. The nose brings a fair amount of citrus and pine hops plus a bit of oak and some sweet amber malt. The taste brings more of the same with a fairly-strong oak presence plus some citrus and pine hops. Body is medium with a slight bitterness. Overall, a decent beer but a bit time and the flavors and scents never really seemed to pop or meld. Hopefully The Bruery will stray out toward styles like this more often, as this was a step in a positive direction.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-19-2010
blutt59 (6234) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks to mora2000, amber colored pour with good foam head, aroma is piney malts, flavors of clover, cocoa powder with a bready finish