williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Very good bright sunny orange hue with a large rocky white head. Lots of haze, serious carbonation. Leaves a little foam.
Has a German malt bitter aroma. Filled with a mild bitter hop second wave scent. A slightly woody smell is in the hops, the hops also being a bit floral. Some strong ale alcoholic punch.
Tastes like a strong/special ale with some bitter amber malt thrown in. Good alcoholic punch. Hops add a flowery but bitter addition. Bitter and grassy, and somewhat sweet.
Feels thick like a strong ale, even though it’s somewhat ashy. But not in a bad way. A nice, thick, heavy, bitterish drink, with a sweet balance. puboflyons (3488) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 9, 2012
From an undated 12 fl. oz. bottle. The pour is medium to dark amber that can be otherwise described as bronze with a short-lived head. The aroma has a pleasant ester of dark malts, nutty notes, and candied sugar. The body is medium. The taste is sweet with low bitterness and a smooth finish. Very drinkable. rondphoto (4494) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Slightly hazy medium amber, persistent heavy head cover, swaths of lace. Taste opens with sweet malt and light toast, joined by mild bittering midway through the palate, slowly dissolving to sweet malt again at the finish. Refreshing, easy to drink, good with seafood. yespr (47380) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2017
From tap at Barcade Brooklyn. Pours clear and golden orange with a small off white head. Grassy, straw and toasted malty. Bitter, toasted malty. Breadish and dry roasted malty. Slight caramelish to breadish. Bitterand toasted dark malty finish. vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2004
Art of Beer Festival 2004: Has a nice amber color with some carbonation and a some lacing. Smell is sweet malted. Taste is sweet malted with slight roasted flavor and finishes moderately bitter. Overall I am not a fan of the amber beer, but this one is not too bad.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - AUG 29, 2005
Pours deep amber with a big off white head that fades fast. Malty, earthy aroma. Sharp somewhat spicy taste, nice maltiness. Some toffee, good mouthfeel. Well made. RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2007
Very nice dark amber pour...medium white head. A nice balance of hops and malt with a good mouthfeel and a lingering bitterness. I would have this guy again. troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2007
(Tap) Pours an amber color with a full white head. Malty aroma, with caramel and some spice. Taste is somewhat similar, with a light roasted character. Nice hoppy bite in the aftertaste leaves a pleasant dry finish. Nice mouthfeel and great balance. I really enjoyed this one, and would consider it one of the better session beers I had on my trip. freekyp (2408) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2007 Sporting a big fluffy off-white head atop its slightly dull coppery body, this brew drips of earthy hop aroma. Resiny notes encapsule more subtle tannic leathery notes. Malt character is also earthy reminiscent of a brown ale, but more flavor forward. Hops are balanced but burst through at the finish fading quickly into the background. Similar is taste to an altbier, this is a great unexpected entry. Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 13, 2008
Pours copper with a nice white head. Smells of some strawberries, hay, some earthiness. Tastes of citrus, nutty, some caramel, some peppery hints. Finish is lasting and sweet.