riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2008
Hazy orange brown with a decent meringue tan head. Nice hoppy aroma of citrus and pine. A touch of toasty malt. Flavors of bitey hops move nicely into a pleasant maltiness that adds a fruity characteristic to the brew. Finishes with a nice moderate citrus and floral hop profile. A touch of dry resins in the finish. bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 10, 2008
Draft. Amber beer with an off-white head. Malt, caramel, and light pine aroma. Caramel/toffee flavor with light pine and light floral hops. Medium body. Caramel/toffee lingers with light pine and light earthiness. glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2008
Dark amber with thin head. Nicely balanced with notes of caramel and light grapefruit hops in the finish. Not very sweet. Good session beer, and would be a nice cask selection. Not bad, but not the most memorable beer either. Just another solid seasonal from Big Time. 19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2008
Cloudy amber body with a soft white head. Light, pale malt backbone with soft fruit notes and a soft, citric hop presence. Very soft mouthfeel and a nice, floral hop note on the finish. A tad watery but overall a nice example of the style. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Draft at Brouwer’s. Looks like this one is back with a vengeance. Pours a somewhat grainy and fairly opaque dark brown with caramel highlights. Thick and creamy dark tan head. Smells biscuity with a little bit of crackers there as well. Creamy medium body, very soothing and quenching right off. Biscuit, a bit of iced tea, and some light woody hop on the mid-palate. Definitely a very smooth and drinkable beer, easily a session champ. The flavor profile doesn’t look like much in print but it’s a nice one.
Oakes (17664) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2006
Hazy, dull amber. Almost anisey note in the otherwise fruity aroma. Lightly bitter with a sweet malt kiss. Light apricot, pear, and lime fruitiness. Malts are mainly pale. Subtle character. Finishes with a little bit of late acidity. omhper (25108) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2006
UPDATED: APR 3, 2006 Draught at the brewpub. Hazy amber. Light hop aroma wih some exotic fruits. Sweet and soft with near full body. Somewhat citric. Solidly malty, but there is not much malt flavour. Salty bitter finish. JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2005
On tap at the brewery. Bright red-amber beer with a creamy thick off-white head. Nice herbal, spicy hop aroma. Nice sweet malts, a bit of cherry fruitiness. Very woody hop flavour, fairly sweet with a nice resiny hop flavour. Lingering chewy bitterness. A nice pint. OldMrCrow (2437) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2005
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2005
On tap at the Big Time Brewery in Seattle
Pours dark orange-amber with a limited head. The aroma is dominated by the hops, but the flavor itself is surprisingly driven by sweet dried apricot and caramel malts, to the degree that it seems somewhat out of its listed category, ESB.
This is a reasonable enough beer, and it made for pleasant drinking, though it’s not an outstanding offering.
Copper. More hops than malt in the aroma. Very hoppy and malty flavour. Similar to Matts IPA, again with a lot of sweetness.