jinroh (263) - ESTONIA - DEC 21, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle from Systembolaget @ Stockholm. Pours reddish amber with a small head. Sweet caramel aroma, a bit fruity with some bitter hints. Taste is quite light, slightly bitter. Light-bodied, with a dry mouthfeel, short aftertaste. OK beer and quite sessionable - but not spectacular.
AbbeyRoade (257) - Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2013
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Strange spice flavor. Lightly sweet. Not remarkable. Rather watery. Too much nutmeg/clove/holiday spice.
Ericular (492) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a medium amber with lasting ring. Aroma is spiced caramel malts with some grassy hops in the background. Taste is spices, malt, slightly floral with mild hop bitterness. Palate is medium-high carbonation giving it a little kick. Aftertaste is a little grainy. Some sips are "meh", some are decent.
MadRobin (1694) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle.
Clear, amber copper with an off-white head and good lacing.
Aroma of caramel, toffee, dried apricots, orange and floral hops.
Taste of floral hops, musty dried leaves, caramel, toffee and light fruit. The malt and hops aren't working together well. The bitter floral and musty hops are not sufficiently balanced by the malt sweetness.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
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edwardbass (420) - Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not exactly an amber ale, but that’s OK. Aroma of bready malt. Light amber color. Taste is sweet malt, grain with a hop bitterness very much in the background. It’s pleasant, but nothing special.
guzzler67 (1484) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber appearance with an average size white head and good lacing. Muted aroma, mostly caramel malts. Modestly hopped, sweetish, malty flavor that lingers well into the aftertaste. Medium bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel. Drinkable but not memorable.
Frovigalning (2694) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Caramel malty smell with some ripe fruits and actually some hops. Similar taste. Full body and fairly smooth.
nazzty (820) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Extremely malty with a fruity and tingly hop bitterness. Interesting alternative to the more traditional Oktoberfest beer.
tackjc (9) - - NOV 16, 2013 does not count
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark bronze color. Head initially good, bit falls fast. Minimal lace. Strong malt and hop flavor. Not sure IBU 28 is accurate
jkwalking05 (3491) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Amber in color with a small off-white head. Aroma is of malt, dry fall leaves, light cardboard, and woody hops. Taste is the same.