Bebum (1146) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Hazy middle amber/honey color, explosive head.
Exhuberant nose, one of the most powerful I remember encountering in a beer, yeasty, hoppy, floral.
Middle body, strong flavor, very high carbonation as can be predicted from the head, asserrive mouthfeel, fairly long palate.
Bitter, more so because of the dryness, good acidity.
Hoppy, more than I expected, but also malty, resiny.
Too dry for the bitterness, so far as my palate is concerned.
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Growler. Dark amber pour with a nice thick tan head. Aroma of malt, nuts and bitter caramel. Taste of malt with a nice slightly watery finish. bigguns22 (809) - Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Pour is hazy dark amber with a small off white head. Aroma is malt,hops and lite caramel notes. Hoppy and spicy with a malty finsh. Fizzy mouth feel. wilnatp (723) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2011
Tap. Darker amber pour. Aroma and taste of butter, caramel, malt, and earth. Creamy mouthfeel was good. Just okay. joebudzjoe (677) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Draft from Monster B’s, Stamford CT. This is the sweetest amber ale I’ve ever tried, caramel, toffee, buttery tastes with notes of cherries. Not great.
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2004
Clear dark amber pour with minimal head. Aroma of pipe tobacco, very malty...little hop noticable. Sweet taste, vanilla noticable to start, some hop to finish. Drinkable, yet something really missing here - fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 23, 2013
A nice, medium-bodied amber ale with plenty of flavor. Hoppier than most pale ales that you would actually get in the UK. A little spicy, nice malt backbone, and a healthy dose of English hops. A solid beer for the style, and a bit underrated on this site, IMO. sailracer (486) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Bottle. Great color- a rusty amber. The flavor was not too sweet and not too hoppy. It was drinkable but unremarkable. pinkie (470) - New York, USA - APR 8, 2013
Pours copper, a little hazy with chestnut hue. A fabulous head of soft creamy foam that fell off oh so slowly like a tease. It really does have a come hither look. Sticky lace and thick cap. Smells great with fat malt and light citrus. Lemon and floral are light as a feather on a bread & biscuit caramel malt spine. Malt opens up deep and sweet. Taste is gentle ,clean crystal malt with a good honey and butter sweetness, slightly nutty, alongside hops that are as gentle as a spring breeze with some earth and floral and not quite too bitter. Just enough bitter to lean in on the back palate. It was a touch watery and thin. Drank smooth and bittersweet and had a silky mouthfeel with just a bit of carbonation to tickle the throat. Really good.