burg326 (3885) - Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Brass Tap, poured an amber color with aromas of caramel, nuts, earth, and some malt. Flavors of caramel, earth, booze, and some feint fruit. Interesting beer, nice winter seasonal overall.
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours an amber color with some thin hoops. Smells of cardboard and hops. Taste is okay. Nothing special.
duaneh (100) - - MAR 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear reddish amber with one inch of white head that had decent retention. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left on the glass surface. Strong aroma of hops. Citrus and pine dominate. Caramel malt is pretty strong and sweet. A faint hint of alcohol in the end as well.
Crash (531) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bad day. Found beer. Drank beer. Good beer. Day better. Out of beer. Day back to the way it was. Good beer but not enough in the bottle.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I had this on draft at Out of the Park Pizza in Anaheim Hills, CA. I’m in the minority on this one: I didn’t care for it. There was some other flavors along with the hops that just didn’t taste good to me.
J_man (734) - Tustin, California, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet, candied aromas. Clear red/amber color with an initially foamy white head that settles down quickly. Dried fruits and cherry with a caramel sweetness at the front followed by a woody, roasted dryness and then an earthy, pithy bitterness. Not thick but with a creamy texture throughout. Finishes dry and bitter. This is a very nice winter ale.
Camons (6410) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Timbers. Pours reddish Golden with lasting offwhite head. Aroma is Rich malty, toast, caramel, good piney hop aroma. Taste is bready malt, toast, burnt caramel, light spicy, some fruit and piney hops. Medium body, lively cabonation. Pretty good. 240212
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. decent hop aroma with some bread malts. slight hop bitterness but gets overwhelmed by the strong peppermint/spruce finish. not my favorite amber or winter seasonal by far.
thetmaxx (752) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into my samual adams glass. This was a very nice Amber ale. Noticeable hops on the nose stood out more than most Ambers. Also bitterer than most, made this an enjoyable beer! Still finished malty sweet like a Amber, but overall delicious!
stevefarns (4) - Lake Oswego, Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2012 does not count
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 oz bottle. Darker brown poor. Malty but fairly light in body. Good hop aroma but not as much in the taste of the beer.