graham515 (537) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Pours a deep amber into the glass with a small white head. Aroma is slightly fruity with a bit of malt sweetness. Flavor is toasted malt with a slight bitterness followed by some astringency. Thin body. These guys are new so I’m betting this beer will get better as they go. Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2011
On tap at Draught House. Dark orange pour with an off-white head. Aroma is licorice, candy, and dusty raisins. Taste is old fruit, leaves, astringent, and bitter grain. Kinda thin. mmmbeer (1418) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Pint glass at the brewery- poured an opaque very darkened brown with ruby tints, minimal head, faint aroma of grains and a wet autumn walk through the northwoods- just wish it was more pronounced. Hits the mouth with an even medium body, malt has a slight touch of caramel but it is easy to find, middle holds up fine, finish is slightly bittering and demands another sip. I could drink this all night long for several months, and I wouldn’t be happier. Cavie (4652) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2011
On tap at Draught House. Pours a clear dark reddish color with a small white head. Aroma is huge raisins with dry grains and a small bit of sweet malt. Flavor is dry raisins and dark fruits. There are dusty notes for sure with some grainy finishings. Odd, especially considering the style. kidmartinek (4999) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Deep clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma of fall leaves, and twigs. Tight malty flavor with 30% hops in the finish. Full body and flavor. Too bad this cant be the default amber ’round the world.
K5PI (20) - Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2011
A nice, tidy amber with some good nutty notes -- very accessible. I’m not sure it’s quite big enough to be an ESB -- I think it’s more in league with Saint Arnold’s Amber, Live Oak Big Bark, and Fat Tire. Stop your friend from ordering a Shiner Bock next time, and get him/her one of these instead!