SDbruboy (1863) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 12, 2007
22 oz. bottle from BevMo LaJolla. Pours a brilliant clear red-mahogany color with a small beige head. Rich malty aroma, cookie dough, hints of maple, molasses, alfalfa and clover. Very flavorful, roasty and earth, raisin, alfalfa, clover & floral hops, a bit of citrus zest, however it’s all somewhat oddly balanced and strange. Medium body and gentle carb. DarkElf (3067) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 11, 2007
27-May-07 (22 oz bottle: Purchased 26-May-07 for $4.49 at BevMo in La Jolla, CA) With the deep ruby-amber color crystal clear clarity, this globe of beer is simply gorgeous when held up to a light. What, what incredible color! The off-white head rises to no more than a half inch, but recedes very slowly. Lightly caramely and toasty nose is balanced by a bright, fresh, floral-hop bouquet. Dry, toasty malt attack has a slight roasty character, but as with the nose, the bittersweet floral hoppiness quickly engages the palate in the evolution leading to a final blast of sweet flowers in the long-lasting finish. The dry, toasty malts are enjoyable, but while I appreciate the fact that there is a sizeable dose of hops in this amber ale, a style that is usually pretty boring, I’m not wild about the strong floral nature. Medium-bodied with standard carbonation level. Would be much more enjoyable with different hops, but at least this isn’t the usual boring, caramely amber ale. brettpace (176) - New York City, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2007
This was an ok beer, nothing spectacular. A bit malty for my taste. It got better as it got warmer. ABUSEDGOAT (2854) - California, USA - SEP 6, 2007
Darker amber, moderate head with solid lacing and good retention. Aroma is malt dominated with notes of caramel, toast and earth. Minor hop notes. Finishes dry with very light alcohol. Decent, but it’s just another amber so who cares. iowaherkeye (2804) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 6, 2007
22oz bottle, no date. All of my beers have been the same color as of late--clear dirty orange with a small beige head, low retention. Caramel, light nuts, and some underlying spicy and fainter piney hops are the aroma. Flavor was much the same with the addition of a little earth, and overall bitterness peaking at a 2-3. Low carbonation with a light to medium body.
robertjm (898) - Albany, California, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Very soap bubbly head. While it fades, it does last for a few minutes unless you drink from the glass. Reddish brown in color. Flavor is a slight oxidation to it. No pronounced aroma. Slight warming on the palate after a minute with a hoppy aftertaste that wasn’t necessarily there when you first drink it. Not on my list of beers to go out of my way to try again, but I’m close enough to Fairfield that I just might have to try it at their pub to see what it tastes like fresh. yespr (47581) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2007
22 fl oz. Pours orange/brown with a light brown head. Sweet, slight raisin nose. Grapefruit flavour, hoppy and slight caramel malty but all kept rather dry. Dry hoppy finish. Nice. joergen (29234) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2007
Clear orange coloured with an off white head.
Sweet aroma of caramel, hops, pine needles and liquorice.
Flavour of caramel, hops and pine needles.
Dry hoppy finish. fiulijn (21292) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 19, 2007
Hazy amber color. Aroma of caramel, dry, and nice hops. Weak body, with a good caramel flavor and quite strong bitterness, without exaggerating. The final is caramel and hops too, long and dry. Good. Ungstrup (38489) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2007
Bottled. A dark amber beer with a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel as well as a light hoppy grassy note, leading to a dry bitter finish.