otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Appearance: clear ambers and polished copper much like a shiny penny. Faintly tinged coppery head fades into a solid blanket. Swirls with a smidge of lace.
Nose: malty crunchy sweetness; definitely malt forward. Apple skins, cinnamon, along with wafer thin maple crunchies. Brown sugar. A whisper of dry wood and cocoa powder which is there and then gone again. Little to no discernable hops.
Palate: smooth frothy mouthfeel where malt is the star of the show from first quaff to last. Apples, cinnamon, and fleeting brown spice. Has the essence of autumn; leaves turning color and that crisp cool feeling to the air. Raisin bread crust. Dry finish with cocoa powder in the back. Spiced apples mingle with cinnamon sticks mingle with raisin bread mingles with cocoa powder for an amazing tryst that works.
Final Thoughts: not what I was expecting. Seeing as the amber style is wonderfully diverse, she was tasty nonetheless in many new and different ways. I’ve heard many good things about Thomas Creek and so far she is measuring up.
EithCubes (5192) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Toast., grain, aromatic hops in the nose.Sticky, maybe with some chocolate. Red-tinged chestnut pour with medium clarity, has a nice rocky tan head. Toffee and light chocolate taste in with mildly nutty, very lightly acidic tones, has very low bitterness and slight sweetness for balance, some nice gritty earthen tones but more like sand than clay or potting soil. Mildly herbal, woodsy. Medium body. Good!
glorydaze (35) - Savannah, Georgia, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark deep amber color with a rose aroma. Very malty, sweet start with a medium hops finish. Not bad for the under $7 price I paid for it. I could buy this again.
drowland (6629) - Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
10/2/10. 12oz bottle. Sweet caramel malt aroma and flavor. Quite generic like the rest of their stuff. Meh.
Aurelius (4576) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A somewhat vacant, slightly perfumed, slightly cinnamon aroma. Label looks like a 70’s silk screen t-shirt. Couldn’t see the beer, consumed from bottle. Tangy-er than the red ale. Decent hop kick. A bit unfinished tasting and moderately astringent on the back end. Raisiny bitterness in the finish. Thanks to LuckyDog.
anders37 (18740) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear ruby amber color small off-white head. Fruity malty caramel aroma. Sweetish malty Fruity caramel flavor. Sweetish malty caramel finish.
Gustav1996 (333) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - SEP 6, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Poured a clear, dark red/amber with a small off-white head. Aroma & taste: fruits, malt, mild hops. Medium to thin body. Mild bitter finish. Overall: not bad, but very average.
yespr (33873) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is caramelish and mild roasted breadish. Dry caramelish and slight breadish. Bitter and roasted into a dry finish.
omhper (20606) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at Bishop’s Arms Vasagatan, Stockholm. Clear copper colour, brief head. Toasty crystal malt with some rowanberries. Light-medium bodied with clean, rounded mouthfeel. Spicy hops brings it to a mid-bitter finish. A solid amber ale.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2010
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle, pours light amber with a medium light tan head. Aroma is toasted nuts, toffee. Flavor is toasted malt, very thin, clean finish, nothing going on.