bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Cavie) Pours a clear orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, herbs, toasted grain, grass, and light smoke. Flavor of caramel malt, nuts, and citrus.
Leighton (11871) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle on the road to Hill Farmstead, consumed somewhere in MA. Pours clear amber, lightly effervescent with a moderate, off-white foam head. Lots of toasty, sugary malts in the nose, some caramel. Medium sweet flavor, more caramel ntoes, some orange, bread, very low bitterness. Light to medium bodied with average, creamy carbonation. Sugary malt finish, creamy caramel, toast, very light pine. Pretty basic stuff.
argo0 (11642) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 31, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle) Small off-white head atop lightly hazed dark amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some citrus. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, grapefruit, light toast, earthy. Light-medium body.
jcwattsrugger (11222) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle-pours a foamy light tan head and gold color. Aroma is sweet malt-caramel. Taste is sweet malt-caramel, secondary hops bite. OK carbonation.
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with ppoitras (thanks!). Poured a deep orange color, with a reddish tint, and an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of oranges, grapefruit, floral, toasted malts and some caramel. Aromas on the softer side. Tastes of toasted malts, light caramel, and some citrus. Thinner body.
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Nikki’s Liquors, Providence. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of sweet berry-like fruit with caramel malts. The taste is caramel malts, stone fruits and faint hop note. Medium bodied, slight bitterness, low carbonation. Decent.
MartinT (8135) - 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.
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.
DSG (6337) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Beer of the month club. Best before July ’11. Clear red-amber color with a big beige head. Toasted malt aroma with some caramel, nutty notes and light fruitiness. Flavor begins with sweet malt, some toasted bread and caramel, and finishes with a decent, somewhat earthy, hop bitterness. Medium-bodied. A balanced and easy-drinking Amber Ale.
drowland (6164) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
2/24/11. 12oz bottle courtesy Cavie! Clear, light red pour with a small tan head that sizzles away fast. Sweet caramel aroma with a hint of butter. Sweet caramel flavor loaded with diacetyl. Blech. Thanks a lot, Trav ol’ boy...