HogTownHarry (6108) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (12oz). Via trade with jjpm74, who is an amazing trader, so get trading with him!!. Cloudy ruby pour, very large fluffy-foamy head - borderline gusher, really. Dry, sharply spicy/yeasty aroma, sweet roast malt. Has a tart dry yeasty tang to it, minerally almost, has the "red" and "amber" thang going on, but mostly dry and yeasty. Average body, sharp carbonation, with a dry near-sour finish. Okay, I guess. I mean it might be a tad infected? Off the bat I was thinking "wtf - is this from Au Maitre Brasseur"???
changeup45 (1717) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2008 9/15/2004. Just tried this on tap at my local bar. Dark reddish color topped with a relatively small white head and an adequate amount of lacing. Aroma is sweety and malty, with a citrus, fruity flavor mixed in with some spice. Nothing too complex at all, but it was very smooth with a clean finish. Easy to drink a bunch of these which I ended up doing tonight
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - APR 5, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from jjpm74. Pours a cloudy rust color with big off-white head. The aroma is sweet caramel with some sweet fruity notes and a very very light roasted hint. The flavor is far fruitier than I was expecting. Strawberry and melon abound, with only a light hint of caramel. The finish dries out unexpectedly, but gives it an almost refreshing twist. A bit of a strange amber ale, but I’ll have no problem finishing the bottle.
blklab2007 (1973) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 25, 2008
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
i poured out the bottle into the glass and being a little busy at the time left it to warm for a minute. coming back to it i had a thirst and took a sip before sitting down to rate it. i felt this chunky bit on my tongue that was not right and stopped. holding the glass to the bright light there is this floating matter in the beer like suspended molded particles. really bad looking stuff that could have been from dirty lines but either way caused the beer to go right down the drain. from what i remember of the sip it was not so hot to begin with.
Davin (48) - Vermont, USA - JAN 25, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2008 Nice color and palate but the aroma and taste were pretty bad. Maybe the bottle had oxidized or something. It tasted very much of cardboard. I remember liking this when I first tried it about six years ago so I might try again and see if it was just a bad bottle.
I think the last one was a bad bottle. This one is better with lots of caramel flavor and nuttiness. Would like to see a little more carbonation and less sweetness.
argo0 (11555) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 31, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(12oz bottle) Yeast-flecked amber body with small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, fruity (peach, cantaloupe, strawberry), some caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, cantaloupe, strawberry, some caramel. Light body.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught: Fruity aroma of floral hops and strawberry. Poured amber in color with a small off-white head that diminished quickly. Hazy. Sparkling. Medium sweet flavor of malts, caramel, nuts, berries, and a tiny bit of piney hops. Medium body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Malty finish.
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper with a off white head ,A smooth drinkable amber ,sweet malty not a lot of hops but enough to balance
agl108 (788) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at Three Needs, Burlington. Poured amber with decent head retention. Not much aroma going on. Flavor was of sweet malty nuts with a touch of bitterness.
rocbyter (1898) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - NOV 6, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light malt aroma with a hint of cinnamon. Clear amber color with a small white head. Mild start with a slight bitter cinnamon finish. Light palate.