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 (2194) - 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 (6355) - 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. bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 2, 2008
Poured a darker golden color with a huge head. ARoma was a sweet caramel and earthyness to it. Flavor was very earthy some citrus in there grapefruit little teabag flavor. Not bad Brigadier (3665) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2009
12 oz bottle
**Summary** - An interesting beer that I picked up while on the East Coast I cracked this open to get things started one night. I almost wish I had picked up a full sixer as it would be have fine on its own. The style percentage is pretty accurate with this one - check it out if you like inexpensive quality beers.
**Aroma / Appearance** - Thin chunks of white foam bobbed above an amber brown very fluid body. Rye toast and clean malts infused it with life but not aggressiveness.
**Flavor / Palate** - Toast with a light spread of raspberry jam fills the mouth. Fading fast the only hint left after a few seconds is a wet bitterness on the back of the throat. Reminding me of sugar cookies this was a smooth easy going beer that would be perfect for almost any occasion. decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 17, 2009
Golden pour with hints of red. Light head and lace. Nice caramel malt aroma. Sweet start with a hint of cherriness. A hint of hop bitter on the end. Thin and a bit watery, decent carbonation. Not bad more like an amber ale than at PL. halfonit (1356) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2009
This brew has a dark golden color. Aroma is of sweeter malts, hops, and caramel. Taste is basically the same. Has a sweeter malt aftertaste. Not too bad.