Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours a hazed amber, reddish-brown colored body with a finger-width, creamy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a good amount of lacing. Aroma is chewy, moderately sweet caramels, some brown sugar nuts, crystal malt and bread, thin fruits, and a mild hopping. Flavor is slightly bready, chewy crystals and caramels with a light, earthy bitterness. A light toasty toffee and nutty maltiness before a lightly bittered, sweet crystal, somewhat citrus finish. Slightly dry after a light body, but very smooth and creamy mouth-feel. Overall, a well balanced amber. Its rather unexciting, but a solid malt body and hop bitterness make this enjoyable. Not bad. Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2009
Strong smell of chewy, malty barley, flavor is a crisp, thin, session. Palate is thin. This’d be best in a six-pack on a spring afternoon, with some fresh biscuits. Bottle at Total Wine, Naples, Florida. jb43 (1695) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2009
(bottle). Clear amber color. light malt aroma. Nice, balanced malt/hop flavor. Avg duration. Light bitter finish. Thin texture. Soft carbonation. Fair lacing. Argentine (14) - Walla Walla, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2009
Aroma; light Pinappley American hop essence. Some maple syrup/malt. Taste; Carmel malt well balanced against toasty malt. Quite hoppy to a level that almost overpowers the malt= a good thing. Grizzle (81) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 23, 2009
12 oz. -> Eng. Pint. Pours a honey-amber, with a basically white head. Smelled floral, with notes of marshmallow, toffee, and hops. Tasted sweet and hoppy. Caramelly maltball maltiness with a even bitter on the end. A fine amber.
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Cask pour at the brewery on 7/17/09. Pours a light orange, decent head. Not a whole lot going on in aroma, but picked up some vanilla and caramel. Expected some rich deep sweetness, but this was very balanced and had a good bitterness. Smooth amber. Nice to see a good 5.1% ABV beer by Avery just to prove they don’t have to go big on everything. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2009
On Tap at Old Chicago, Boulder 12/10/2008
Lots of malt aroma. Amber coloured a little rich on the palate and strong in alcohol with a crisp dry and slightly bitter full malt finish. drowland (9184) - Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2009
Had this awhile back from the bottle. Wasn’t bad, I just didn’t find it particularly memorable. TheJester (2543) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2009
Mondail 2009, Montreal. Reddish-brown with a small beige head. Mild aroma of grapefruit and caramel. Flavour is appealingly drinkable, with c-hops, nuts, and thin caramel. It gets a little tinny just before the end, and finishes with a gentle bitterness. ROGUE (2216) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - AUG 12, 2009
On tap at brewery. Pours a clear reddish amber with a medium tan head. Smells slightly of toasted malts. Taste is toasted malt upfront, with earthy hops, and a fruit like malt middle, and a bitter hop finish along with a hint of tartness in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is clean, low carbonation. A very nice "smaller" beer from Avery.