Thorpe429 (4968) - , 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
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had this last night. Attempted to rate on the mobile app, but didn’t seem to go through. Red pour with a big puffy head. I found the hops oddly muted and not so great. The oak doesn’t really come through in a good way.
j12601 (6585) - 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.
rbfishstick (141) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyed on tap at Sugar Maple. Pours a brownish red with a large white head. It has a mild, hoppy nose and the taste is very hoppy and dry with a hint of plums. Dry finish.
tcane7 (1520) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Bruery Provisions. Pours a hazy amber red. Nose of some citrusy hops, oak and roasted malt. Big roasted malt taste, water logged wood, some citrus.
Getbetter (702) - Cucamonga, California, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a tap,red in color,minimal head, thin body,interesting yeast taste,not bad but not what i had in mind.
Marsiblursi (2980) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2012 (Bottle) Pours cloudy reddish brown. The aroma holds almond, light glue, some fruits, subtle hops and toasted/light caramelly malt. The flavour is light sweet and light bitter with notes of wood, almonds and tart citrus. The mouthfeel is soft with a light carbonation. Tart hoppy finish. Near medium bodied.
Barreras (824) - 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.
bgburdman9 (856) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I was very excited for this one but was very let down. It poured a hazy amber color with a huge white head. The first whiff reminded me of an infected centennial ipa I brewed that had a huge head. Flavor was slightly better but I really could not finish the whole bottle. Hopefully it was just a bad bottle but kind of sucks when you ship it across the country.
Aniela (2300) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2012
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sour & Bitter 2012, Copenhagen. Brown hazy beer with a small offwhite head. Fruity aroma. Strange hoppy flavour. Not a nice beer at all.