Blairgus (2563) - California, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
30 June 2014, tap at Tustin Brewery. Red/amber, clear, no bubbles. Nose is toasty malt. Med body and moderately fizzy. Bready, toasted malt, a bit acidic. Decent.
JohnnyJ (4266) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewery. Clear red amber pour, with an off white head. Caramel malt, bread, notes of nuts, and a bit of fruit. Malt forward amber, but rather boring.
blipp (5967) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours amber with a thin head. Caramel malts, light bready notes, and faint fruity citric hops. Balanced; not bad.
thome50 (999) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - APR 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours a red to brown color with moderate white to tan head. Aroma is chewy malt, slight marsh mellow something going on. Taste, meh. Not complex and nothing exciting.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught) Pours a clear amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel, grass, wet leather, and nuts. Flavor of caramel, roasted grain, bread, and earth.
daknole (8941) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Reddish pour. White head. Floral hops and caramel malt. Simple, boring and not worth the effort.
anders37 (16456) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a slightly hazy reddish color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty bitter hoppy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.
illidurit (2124) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery during RBSG 2012. Pours orange with a khaki head. Crystal malty, sweetish with mild astringency, not much in the way of hops -- maybe a citric twang. Generic brewpub fare.
joeneugs (3119) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. It pours reddish amber with an off white head. the aroma has some cherries and toasted malt. The flavor is dark fruity malts with big hop bitterness that comes across as spicy. Full bodied and smooth with a strong finish. A really nice amber ale.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery. Rating #27. Dark red/amber with a light beige head. Sweet caramel sugar in the nose, not super sweet, just a real nice light sweetness. Nice rich light sweet flavor, caramel malts, really nice aftertaste. (1636)