Leighton (16286) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with some almost maroon highlights. Medium beige head that lingers for a bit. Nose of burnt malts and caramel. Flavor is highly malty and darkly sweet. Notes of brown sugar, caramel and hazlenuts. Some bitterness and hop kick. Nice, roasted malt aftertaste with some sticky sweetness. Pretty solid.
Oakes (14076) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 3, 2001
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper; Faint nose; some fresh rye bread flavours in the malt; vienna malt very evident. A good example.
Lubiere (11932) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy deep golden beer with offwhite head. Sweet malty aroma with vinous qualities, with some yeasty notes. Bready and slightly yeasty taste with a tinnish aftertaste, like young hops with toom much quick. Goes well with a nice Bleu (Bleu de Bresse) as it brings out the sweetness of the beer,in a good way.
MartinT (8855) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Healthy toffee murmuring earth tones...Citrus fruit cookies with smoky residue and little bitterness...Peachy sweetness dominates amidst a prevalent lack of pretention...
j12601 (8700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear ruby amber with a thin beige head. A touch of paper and old malt, hints of prune. A bit papery, old plum and prune, touches of malt. Medium bodied, toasty, warm malt. The paper notes kill it though. I’d imagine this was decently crisp and tasty a few months back. Alas.
blipp (7611) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 28, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours red/amber with a beige head. Aroma is caramel malt and vegetable soup. Medium body and a flavor that is very similar to the aroma. Not bad, but really not that good.
Radek Kliber (6885) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 5, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma was not the most appealing to me. Sweet malt with not the freshest vegetables. Dark tea look, minimal head. Ok for now nothing special. Now taste ... A bit dusty in feel with some soft bitterness. Again nothing spectacular.
HogTownHarry (6372) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (12oz). Deep clear ruby-amber with a smallish fizzy off-white head (3+). For once a WG that doesn’t foam up insanely, Moderately sweet lightly toasted cereal malt aroma, sweet citrus juice and mild floral hops. The taste follows - toasty, a hint of chocolate to go with cereal/rye grain and juicy malt, enough floral bitterness to balance. Average but appropriate body, nicely carbonated, very crisp and lightly bitter finish - very good beer, one of their better ones.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 6, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brown with a large white head. Smells of sweet malt, citrus, tea. Tastes tarte and sweet with soe sugary hints on the finish.
Braudog (6115) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 11, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
One more carted by my wife from NY for me. First impression: Dark! It pours reddish brown, syrupy almost. As I drink, this to me borders more on a brown ale or Irish ale with a robust flavor ... quite good, not really what I’d call an Amber lager. (#3469, 11/2008)