Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On-tap at Stone Soup, Landrum SC.
I tend to favor local beers whenever I get the chance; TC definitely qualifies as a local brewery for me. Of the three I sampled (Amber, Doppelbock, and Pilsner) at dinner, the amber was my least favorite; HOWEVER, it was stellar with my dinner entree: she-crab soup and Vietnamese duck spring rolls! The very quality that drove the beer down in my book -- too sweet on the tongue -- married it perfectly to the food.
Palidor19 (2847) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I find this a very effective beer for drinking on a casual front and on special occasions. If its winter malt like flavors yet low on the hop flavors. Still this solid beer.
nick76 (4126) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The aroma is full of caramel, yeast, and malt. The appearance is amber with a large head. The flavor is like the aroma with an astringent bitter taste. The palate is smooth. Overall itís not that good.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A trade extra from emacgee- that I forgot to enter until now. Highly hazy amber, light brown in color with red highlights. Aroma- sweet caramel, and light hints of fruit- cherries, light touches of hops- overall the aroma is pretty subdued. Taste: sweet caramel- gets a bit dusty and alittle bit stale- some fruity hints, with a light hop bitterness in the finish. Thanks Ethan.
3fourths (7526) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - FEB 12, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Very fruity maraschino cherry hop nose, along with a sweet, wet malt and bread smell. Flavor is much the same, with the damp, slightly moldy bread note a little more forward, and the cherry flavored hops coming across with more of a cedar wood flavor. Biting and striking, decently bitter for an amber ale, and overall not as bad as the average rating here.
SSSteve (3551) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 9, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
cloudy amber with a small head. caramel aroma. flavor is caramel and some tangy fruit. better than most of the others iíve tried from tc. mild sourness.
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours an amber colour with a small off white head. Nose of caramel, floral hops, grain and touches of fruit. Initial taste of sweet malts, red fruits, grainy and earthy hops. Finishing with light roasted malts, nuts and bitter hop. Palate duration is average. Light to medium body. Dry finish. Some head retention and lacing of the glass.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a clear, rusty amber color. A small off-white head settles almost instantly to a wispy film with a small edge. Minimal, spotty lacing noted. The aroma is dry and bland, mostly comprised of dry grains, soured caramel, and moderate floral hops. The flavor follows suit. A boring, uninspired blend of spent caramel, bitter floral hops, and a touch of spice do not impress. The body is watery, maybe just a bit more substantial that your run-of-the-mill pale lager. I found the mouthfeel to be dry and harsh. This is not a good beer. Borderline drainpour.
nearbeer (3283) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 26, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz. Clear copper with medium-sized head that hangs around. Aroma is grainy: sourdough rye bread touched with honey. Taste is sour apples and slight tart cherry. Aftertaste has some herby-grassy hops and chocolatey roasted malt flavors, and is really the best part of the beer. Palate is light-medium, fairly smooth and kind of fizzy-airy at the end.
emacgee (3742) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color- lean copper brown amber with a thin lightly frothy offwhite. 3
Aroma- sweet, not offensive like ambers, citrusy hops, caramel, 6
Flavor- some off flavor upfront, easy mild, a bit sour, definitely malt leaning, 5
Palate- easy mouthfeel, little presence, mild carbonation 3