CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle: Pours a clear deep amber mahogany with a large, over-carbonated frothy off-white head. Has a lightly sweet toasty caramel nose with some metallic character and a touch of honey. Starts with decent fullness, but too much carbonation along with a true to style sweetness and some earthy hop bitterness before a slightly drier finish with a hint of tartness. Seems like it might be on the borderline of being infected given the amount of carbonation and flavor profile. Otherwise, the recipe seems solid.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz – Dark amber, thick off white head. Aroma held soft notes of peachy caramel and floral spice throughout. Flavors are the same with a just a touch of back-end yeast pulling it together late. Light to medium bodied, moderate carbonation, light fruity finish. More Belgian-like than amber in my mind. A decent first attempt at what I hope will be the next up and coming brewer here in Charm City…
sebletitje (9556) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
beer of summer @ OTH.
amber color, white head.
aroma and flavors, light spices and hops, floral nose and palate with some sweet caramel, yeasty mouthfeel and honey like lingering sweetness.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 29, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A good starting point for a first release. I am intrigued enough to try their Brown Ale next time. Hopefully, there will be more conventional styles down the road too. The beer is on the dry side with a fair amount of spicy mount hood hops and bit of yeast in the finish.