chicagobears (411) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a amber with lacing white head. Fruity aroma with some caramel. Rich toasted flavors, nutty, caramel, and doughy. The flavors work well together with slight bitter ending. Good beer.
GuinnessGal (93) - Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber in color with a nice head. Slight caramel with a medium hop bitterness. From my Beer of the Month Club.
thornecb (4291) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours deep amber into a shaker. White head quickly recedes to nothing. Butterscotch aromas. Toasted caramel and butterscotch from front to back continuing through the dry, lasting finish.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2010 Woodstock Inn Station & Brewery--Red Rack Ale--2008 Release--12 oz. Bottle--5.50% ABV--23.3 IBU’s. (3.25 / 5.0) Red Ale--Beer of the Month Club Selection September 2008. Foamy thin lacy off white head. Clear pretty bright rich amber red color. Sediment dusting. Mild hop light fruit ester front. Thin CO2 fizzy mild sweet light caramel fruit simple malt body. Refreshing mild hop dry citrus hint end. Aged well, but bland. 2nd bottle is maltier. Sampled 1/16/2010.
Woodstock Inn Brewery--Red Rack Ale--2010 12 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV. 23 IBU’s. (3.5 / 5.0) Amber Ale? Big fluffy lacy lasting orange white head. No sediment. Fizzy foamy bright rich ocher amber color. Malty mild toasted mild hop toffee fruit hint front. Creamy biscuity toasted caramel fruit mild sweet fruit malty Amber / Red body. Mild hop breadfruit doughy end. Odd English flavor. Over carbonated with mild hops. Sampled 12/30/2010. Malt of the Earth Beer of the Month Club Selection December, 2010 received 12/21/2010.
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Notes from "brew weekend." Amber color and thin body. Aroma has some metallic essence, ringwood and some light bitterness. Flavor is bitter and green with some dirt.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear amber with a tan head. Smells fruity and slightly tarte with some earthy hints. Tastes sweet with some tarte hints and an earthy finish.
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Woodstock. This had a rich caramel pour, off white foam head with some layered lacing. Caramel, malts, and light hops. Slight hop bitterness in the finish. A good drinker.
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Barb’s Beer Emporium in Concord. Pours a slightly hazy copper body with a half inch of off-white head. Aroma is very very subdued, but hints of hops and malt make it out. Caramel malt with some herbal hops in the flavor. Medium in both mouthfeel and carbonation, with moderate drinkability. I wonder if I may have a slightly less than fresh bottle, which would be more the fault of where I got it than the brewer, but all I can see here is a fairly standard middle of the road American Amber.
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
This simple Amber Ale relies on its light caramel and wooden, earthy hops to deliver a smooth but forgettable session beer.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the misty amber with golden hues.
-The body is lean, but almost too light to be pleasant.
-There is not much to get from the malts save for discreet caramelization.
-At least, this is well-hopped for what seems to be a beer to accommodate as many as possible.
On tap at the brewpub.
Jblauvs (1339) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 27, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber hue in the glass, one finger white head is slightly frothy. nice clarity. some malt up front and some fruity sweetness in the end of the waft. Flavor is basically solid caramel malt with a slight hop bitterness at the finish. Solid, non complex brew.