Meilby (8674) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ The Bruery, Placentia, CA
Pours clear orange/amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, grass, pine and forrest. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long bitter and grassy finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.
BMan1113VR (7897) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours with a clear amber body with an off-white head that lasts and leaves good lacing. The aroma is great with notes of honey, dry grain, vanilla, rye, tannins, subtle fruit notes and a decent amount of hoppiness. Flavors are fruity, grainy, dry, and bitter. Some raspberry preserve, oak and tea. A well done beer. Lively bubbles and dry.
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - MAY 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[5/10/12] Bottle sample at Sour & Bitter. Hazy reddish amber. Hoppy citric and floral nose with some malty notes. Flavor has a bit of maltiness, very light sweetness and a bitter hoppy finish. Medium-bodied. Quite nice.
BVery (7472) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap at the brewpub. Amber pour with a touch of reddish highlights. Frothy head. Citrus hops jump out on the nose - very nice! A little caramel sweetness and a touch of oak. Really nice brew.
j12601 (7395) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a trade that I drank with Max and Andy prior to our Montreal and VT trip. Pours a lightly hazed amber red with a medium to large white beige head. Some slight age on it, but that’s my fault. Malt, toast. I don’t really get the oak or much else. Medium bodied, toast, malt. Easy drinking but really not a lot going on.
sebletitje (7261) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Seabass going away party, Jan15th ’11. Courtesy of Hopscotch.
Couleur cuivre, épaisse beige.
Houblonnée et citron, note de pamplemousse, fine note de vanille et de bois. Légèrement fruitée.
Le goût de tonneau est un peu en retrait et laisse aussi une bonne place pour le malt et caramel pour se faire noter parmi cette bière qui penche un peu plus sur le houblon.
bb (7255) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Copper beer with a light cream head. light grapefruit aroma with caramel. Grapefruit and malt flavor with caramel and backing sweetness. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and caramel lingers.
marcus (7235) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours reddish brown with a huge beige head and a hoppy citrus aroma. There is a fruity red ale flavor with a grapefruit finish. A unique brew.
phaleslu (7224) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle from bytemesis- thanks again! Pours a hazed amber with a big, frothy off-white head that eventually settles unevenly and laces the glass. Aroma of herbs, grass, oak, toffee, grapefruit peel, earth, and dust. Complex an dry on the nose. Flavor of oak, dried fruits, toffee, brown sugar, mellow citrus, herbs and leaves, and a bit of vanilla. Medium-bodied, with a smooth mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. This is excellent. Really surpassed expectations. As complex an amber ale as I’ve ever had.