Velkyal (320) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a rich amber, with hints of red, topped with an inch or so of ivory foam. The nose straight off the bat is big juicy caramelised oranges, with a touch of pine tucked away. The taste is sweet toffee balanced with bitter oranges, like a good English marmelade. Medium bodied, easy drinking and given that this particular bottle is about a year old, I am impressed.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a moderate amber color with a two-finger off white head. Decent recent but fails to create any lacing. The nose is fairly one dimensional, mostly consisting of some mildly-toasted bread. There are some faint, earthy hops in there as well. The taste adds in a bit of a caramel touch along with fresh dough and toast. Slight bitterness and moderately dry. Medium body and a bit chewy with somewhat high carbonation levels. Drinks fairly well. Not their best, but solid nonetheless.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-21-2010
mrmekon (100) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, dark reddish brown, full dense tan head that fades, leaves heavy lacing. Aroma is moderate, soft hoppiness with evergreen character. Toasty malt flavor, mild bitter hop finish leaves a slight linger of pine trees. Simple and easy to drink. Medium body, low carbonation.
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy amber pour with a thin, quickly dissipating off-white head. Aroma is caramel, toasted malts, and a light nuttiness. Faint trace of citrus hops. Pleasant, just not particularly strong. Taste is more hop forward than I imagined. Toasty malts are still evident, but are overpowered by a stale hop taste. Finish is dry and biscuity, like a weird pils. Mouthfeel is pretty good, a little heavier than light bodied. Drinkable.
picknbrew (196) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12. oz bottle. Appearance deep and clear red with a generous off white head. Aroma caramel and some earthy hop aroma. Taste- Malty with note of caramel a tea -like tanic finish with a firm bitterness. Overall drinkable but has a distinct tea-like flavor that throws it off. I would like to try it again from a different batch.
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a bottle poured a dark amber color with a fair amount of head. Nice toasted malty hoppy flavor with a lingering aftertaste.
Slipstream (2464) - USA - NOV 27, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not sure what the red marker on the label is. Brown pour with a decent head. Pretty yeasty aroma with a floral, malty undertone. Lightly tangy amber with a fair amount of sweet malt. It is not heavy on the hops, and has a mild aftertaste. Not bad.
Itzjerm (2296) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is very bitter for a redale. Bitter at the end. If you have it on tap it can be placed at back of tongue and very nice. In bottle hops bitterness hits pretty hard.
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Full malty flavor, caramel & sweet malt finish. Cloudy red clay color. Thin head and minimal lacing. Dark malt aroma.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355mL. Poured a clear reddish amber with a nice, medium, beige, rocky head that has decent retention and leaves very nice lace. Nose is very nice citrus florals, nectarines, air freshener, loads of caramel. Taste is malt-forward, nice citric character to balance with a slightly suddy, soapy palate. Very nice nutty bitterness coming into play. Slight diacetyl that is appropriate for the style. Really good session beer.