anders37 (16220) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ SF Beer Week Opening Celebration 2013, Concourse Exhibition Center, San Francisco, CA. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy weak piney caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel hoppy flavor with piney hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.
bhensonb (10689) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Sacramento Brewers Showcase. Pours brown with a beige smear. Aroma is mild brown sugar. Med minus body. Flavor is brown sugar with some overpowering bitter. Sharp and clean.
BeerandBlues2 (9355) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours hazy amber with a small, frothy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast, biscuit and caramel malt with light spicy and earthy hops, and light fruity esters. Flavor is malt dominant with medium hops and bitterness, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
marcus (6300) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pangaea, Sacramento. Pours amber with a nice beige head and a bready aroma. There is a hearty raspy red malt flavor and a slightly bitter finish. An excellent session beer.
joeneugs (3106) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the 2013 SF beer week opening celebration. It pours a clear amber color with an off white head. the aroma is mildly dark fruity with some rye and a good piney hop balance. The flavor is clean and dry with spicy malt and hops. Strong flavor, very nice.
Fatehunter (1178) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a finger of head on a clear, but dark amber colored body.
The aroma is a strong lemon and orange smell blend. Pretty good.
The taste is moderately bitter moving to a sharp bitter finish. There is a burnt malt note at the very end too, which makes for an interesting finish.
The texture is soft and bubbly with moderate carbonation.
I like it, itís a bit different that most amber ales.
gendv138 (973) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (Bottled 10/16/2013) poured into a tulip. Pours a dark amber color with a half inch off-white head that fades quickly. Light lacing. Aromas of spices, toast, grapefruit citrus, tropical fruit. Tasting notes of grapefruit citrus, caramel, malts, bitter hops, light toast, a bit of pine/resin. Malt forward beer, medium-light body with a semi-dry finish.
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Nugget in Vacaville CA. I was surprised at the amount of hop. There was a good amount of hop, but it did level off towards the back end. Great flavor and nicely balanced.
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thetmaxx (732) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 4, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap in the tasting room. Aroma is malt and hoppy. Well balanced flavor also, the bitterness and malt work well together. One of the best Ambers Iíve had! Nice head and lacing. Slightly hazy, but pretty clear Amber color. Palate is medium body and finished thick, oily and dry.
Dodgrblu (584) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
5 ounce sampler at Flaming Grill Cafe; the commercial description is spot on. Thin, replenishing head, good effervescence. But for the ABV, very sessionable.