maciejgmaciej (144) - POLAND - JAN 26, 2018
Bardzo rudobrązowa, ładna piana, w smaku głównie rodzynki, więc dość słodkawe, ale przebite wytrawnymi nutami i palonością. Ogólnie jak dla mnie średnie, ale po prostu nie jest to styl, który mi odpowiada. smalldog (19) - - JAN 22, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2018 deep caramel toasty flavours. cloudy brown. so malty wild mild bitterness. med body. med carb. a very passable ale to be sure. Jingis (511) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 16, 2018
Flasticka z drink shopu. Taka sladkasta karamelova vona. Farba viac do hneda. Chut sladkasta karmelova. GoddamnNoise (225) - Pontevedra, SPAIN - DEC 19, 2017
355 ml. bottle @ Home.
Aroma: not very intense aromas of caramel, toasted malts, malts, caramel, honey. Hints of fruits, grapes, wine, yeast.
Appearance: amber to deep amber color with beige head and high to very high head thickness. High to very high retention with low to medium Brussels' lacing. Medium hazyness.
Taste: medium sweetness, low bitterness, no sourness. Flavors of caramel, toasted malts, brown sugar, toffee, bread crust, toasted biscuits with hints of fruits, grapes, wine, stone fruits, nuts and yeast. Balance is toward the sweet side but it's not cloying and quite well balanced.
Palate: medium body, oily to creamy texture, low carbonation, quite long sweet finish with low sweetness and flavors of caramel, toasted malts, brown sugar, grapes, fruits. The finish starts sweet but it's increasingly bitter as the time goes by, lingering a low bitterness mouthfeel. Alcohol is not noticeable. There is no astringency in this beer.
Overall: very good appearance and very pretty color. Aromas are not very intense but very pleasant. Flavors are very good, complex and pleasant. Despite the sweetness, the beer is not cloying and very drinkable. Very good mouthfeel. It would be better with more hop aromas and flavors. Good beer. Carlisle (881) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2017
Can. Pours cloudy amber with off-white head and lacing. Bread malt aroma with white raisins and some tart cherries. Biscuit malt with toffee and some plum notes.
czlowiekwiadro (1276) - POLAND - NOV 30, 2017
zapach przyjemny, słodki, karmel, toffi, słody, rodzynki, lekkie praliny, nugat, orzechy laskowe, trochę ciemnego chleba na zakwasie, ładnie zgrane. kolor brązoworudy, opalizujący, w toni zawieszone bardzo dużo malutkich drobin, piana jasnobeżowa, niezbyt obfita, ale stara się być trwała. w smaku raczej wytrawne, lekko wodniste, słody, słodki karmel, nugat, przypieczony chleb, spieczone herbatniki, orzechy laskowe i włoskie, trochę ziół i przypraw. goryczka umiarkowana, ale ze względu na niską słodowość dość wyraźna. orzechy, zielone rośliny, przyprawy i lekkie nuty podpalane. nasycenie umiarkowane. Bill Becker (2051) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 6, 2017
From Feb 2008
I got this in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks John!
It pours a reddish gold with about a 1/2 inch head of foam. The foam doesn't hang around for very long and there's not much lacing.
The smell is of caramel malt and hop bitterness and is about equal in proportion.
The taste is of caramel malt, roasted malt, some bread, and midway through and through the finish, there's a nice hop bite that gives a nice balance to the over all flavour but it's still slightly on the sweet side and, for me, it works nicely. Amber/Reds that are tasty enough to keep me interested for the entire session aren't all that easy to find for my palate but this one fits the bill. I recommend it because it's tasty and it's a good brew to session. hrabren (2044) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 1, 2017
Hazy amber to copper, lasting small off-white head. Red fruits, toasty malts, light hops, very fruity. Mostly dry with some malty sweetness. Medium body, creamy texture, moderate carbonation, dry aromatic finish. A good example of the style. Luneylane (282) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - SEP 30, 2017
A bottle from the basement of 101. Aroma: malty caramel, very inviting. Appearance: Pours a generous tan head which quickly dissipates to 2 mm. of froth. Hazy dark amber. Palate: medium-bodied and rather creamy, average carbonation. Flavoursome malty finish. Taste: medium sweet and bitter, well-balanced. Some coffee at the finish, tastes boozier than it is, I like it. Aggiebob (1430) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 19, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2017 Can from Liquor Express. It poured an amber color with a thin white head. The aroma is malty with notes of caramel and some stone fruits. The taste is sweet.