MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2002
Great stuff. Rich brown-red color. Very inviting, fruity scent. A nice, hoppy brew, with plenty of grapefruit in the taste. Nicely balanced malts. Pleasingly creamy, with good, fizzy carbonation and a dry finish. Eminently quaffable. nearbeer (5417) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 9, 2008
12 oz. Copper-red with a four-finger head that settles into a lasting, creamy ring that leaves a sugary sheet of lace on the glass. Aroma is at first big and juicy toffee malt, then some citrus-pine resin. Flavor follows the pattern:Big rich caramel malt flavor on front is slowly overtaken by some surprisingly stout resin and citrus. Some toasted nut flavor shines through a bit also. Soft, medium body is smooth and dryish on the finish. This is the only bottled G-B brew I’ve ever had, and is by far the best I’ve had of their stuff; usually not too impressed by their brews. mojoman (158) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 1, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2006 Tap in Nashville. Absolutely has a strong fruit (green apple especially) element in the taste. All together though, the malts and the hops blend well for a smooth red ale. May be my favorite beer that Big River has to offer. csaso (2284) - Missouri, USA - APR 2, 2013
Tap - good size foamy head, nice medium amber red color, pine hop aroma and flavor with a big malt backbone
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UPDATED: SEP 15, 2007 Draft... Rating #1100... Crystal clear and as deeply copper as a freshly minted penny. Small, creamy, off-white head with terrific lacing and great retention.
The nose is malty and hoppy with notes of broth, horse blanket, straw and jalapeno pepper. Some floral hops as well.
Carefully bittered flavor with notes of grapefruit rind and alcohol. Medium-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Lengthy, bitter finish. Quite good!
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 22, 2006
Draught at the Charlotte, NC Rock Bottom location. Orange color with thin off white head. Malty molasses and citrus hop aromas with similar flavors that are accented by raisin and dried cherry undertones. Finish is slightly bitter. dchmela (3063) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2008
On tap at Disney’s Boardwalk. Pours dark red with a thick off white head. Hop grapefruit, pine, and malt aroma. Nice balance of the malt and hops in the taste. Finishes with a nice hop bitterness. Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 20, 2008
I ended up drinking several of these at Disney World because it was about the best beer I could find. A nice hoppy amber ale. Good malty taste with a nice citrusy hope presence as well. cgarvieuk (24465) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2014
Tap at the brewpub.. Deep red... Thin tan lacing... Soft dry zezty hop... Soft fruits... Dry hop... Juicy fruits light spicy bitter hop... willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2004
Tap, EPCOT, 3/04. Cloudy amber/red with foamy head that lasted nicely. Good looking beer. Strong cascade aromas, mild, but pungent. Nice malt front and hop back that balances well. Melons and underripe pears, caramel. Yum! Crisp, smooth, slightly astringent finish, too.