Papsoe (25062) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of Skyview. Slightly hazy, amber golden with a small, off-white head. Aroma of caramel and overripe fruit. Fairly light in body, lightly sweet caramel and then a vague, underlying tartness. The finish is quite hoppy. 171207 yespr (45869) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2007
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with no head. Fruity pine and grapefruit aroma. Flavour is caramel malty and fruity hoppy. Sweet and citric. Finish holds a nice bitterness mixing in with the fruity notes. faroeviking (10988) - Citizen above universe pendejo, FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 18, 2007
Bottle. Pours a bit hazy red-orange colour. Sweet fruity aroma with caramel, toasted malt and some toffee. The flavour has a pleasant sweet ripe fruitiness with caramel, wood, toasted malt and toffee. BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2007
As much as I’ve been impressed with other Central Waters beers, I was genuinely not impressed with this beer. An attractive appearance led to an indistinct aroma and odd flavor.
Appearance was a bright, clear, brilliant red. Aroma was virtually non-existent. Flavor was strangely metallic and liquorice-y, which was not what I expected. I did not detect the "nutty" flavor discussed in the original description. Mouthfeel was a bit thin, but not really remarkable one way or another.
Can’t say I’d recommend this beer...particularly not given that places that sell this also likely sell some of the various wonderful stouts from this brewery.
I picked up this bottle from 3 Cellars in Franklin, WI. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2007
I’m really getting to like this brewery, but this is a rather nondescript Amber. Looks nice, a clear copper/amber body with a fluffy off-white head. The faint aroma has some toffee, apples, and butterscotch. (Bad bottle?) Add a light floral/earthy hoppiness to the flavor and you have the whole picture. I’d only repeat this one to see if my bottle was off.
hopdog (12673) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2007
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12oz bottle. Poured a medium copper color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, floral, and buttery. Tastes of caramel, nutty, grainy and a light butteriness. GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 10, 2007
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear copper color. Head was tall, tenacious, and off white in color with good retention. Aroma was of malty caramel, vanilla, and butter. Frosting came to mind as I sniffed it. Delicate sweetness up front gives way to mild hop bitterness. Malt spiciness dominates the flavor with caramel and sprucy hops in the background. Better than I had expected and better than it’s overall rating IMO. Skyview (6076) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2007
Pick up a bottle from Trigs in Wausau, Wisconsin. Poured a clear light reddish amber with an ivory cream head. It had some nice lacing as this went down. Nose sensed caramel, toast grains, brown sugar, and nut. Grainy through the mouth with bitterness around the tongue. Flavors of caramel, and some toffee hops. An average red ale Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Sampler flight at the brewery. Closer in flavor and color to an Amber than a Red. Thin-ish head, malty and hoppy nose, flavor of thick caramel malts with a hint of alcohol on the finish. JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2007
Pours light copper with thin head. Very watery aroma, little malt maybe... Mild flavor light malts and caramel, not much else... not a fan.