TheAlum (6373) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler flight on tap at Vintage Brewery (Madison, WI). Pours a rich glowing orange amber hue, touches of haze meet richer glowing edges. A frothy tannish head sits atop and dies to a thicker layer with ok lacing. Aromas are gentle toffee and caramel sweetness, touches of toast, carmelization, biscuits. Gentle toffee, some dry florals, earthy bitter hops. Initial is medium bodied, dull and a touch metallic up front, moving into toasty dryness, some black olive, dry cris biscuits. Some floral and earthy hop elements. Middle is a bit bland, simple yet palateable. Offering a mellow sweet and toasty malt element, drying out front toasted elements and dry earthy hops, a kiss of grass, florals, just a touch of citrusy grapefruit offers into finish. Lingering dryness and toast. Solid Amber Ale.
Skyview (5310) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at the Vintage Brewery brewpub in Madison, Wisconsin during their Grand Opening on May 2, 2010. Pours a dark clear amber colored brew with a fast dissolving off-white head that dissipates to a thin ring. Aroma of roasted nuts, caramel malt, a hint of toffee and some light fruit. Taste is light to medium bodied, a slight medicinal and floral hop bitterness with flavors of caramel malt and light toffee. Finish is slightly metallic at first and then a semisweet caramel malt aftertaste on top some floral hop aftertaste.
nuplastikk (5090) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Filtered copper red. Thin off-white head. A mild, doughy session amber. Somewhat watery mouthfeel, mild pleasant hop balance to the thick caramel malts. Displays a touch more balance and complexity than typical brewpub ambers. Crisp finish. Toasty, balances the amber malt well. A solid example.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Vintage Brewpub. Clear amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma is faint with pale malt and minimal hops. Taste is malted with caramel and pale malt and a faint hop presence.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Vintage. Pours a deep amber, some offwhite sticky head. Nose is lightly hopped, some cherry notes and rich malt. Light caramel. On taste, very biscuity. Seems lacking the firm hop character that would be expected, as well as a fuller malt profile. Some caramel could help. Definitely a decent beer, just didn’t do it for me.
madvike (3105) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the brewpub - Pours deep amber with a small off-white head. Smells a little lactic, with sweet malt, little hop presence, and a bit of fruitiness (cherry?). Not a ton of flavor. Malty with an off-sour flavor. Bready and yeasty. Too carbonated--it bites are really detracts from the beer. Decent body. Not my favorite Vintage brew.
cbfobes (2731) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at brewery, pours a clear light amber with a diminishing white head, sweet malt aroma and the flavor is much of the same with touches of caramel and hops in the finish, somewhat of a metallic finish, just ok for me.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Great balanced amber, biscuity, mellow with a bright copper colour. Nice tasting brew!
pablo951 (518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had it at on tap Vintage Brewery in Madison Wi. Poured a hazy amber hue with a subtle hop taste and aroma.
ChiGuy68 (451) - Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2013 Tasted on tap at Vintage. Clear amber with a thin off white head. Shopped caramel taste.
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