Bill Becker (1775) - 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 (1529) - 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 (233) - 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.