Bill Becker (2008) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 21, 2017
From Aug 2008
got this bottle in a trade with jwc215. Thanks Joe!
A cloudy orange coloured brew, there's close to a 1 finger head of foam that shrinks quickly leaving a couple of small islands and a ring around the glass. Lacing is minimal.
The smell has good notes of caramel sweetness and citrus and grassy hoppiness.
The taste starts off with that malty sweetness but is quickly overtaken by a big floral and fruity hop bitterness. The fruitiness I taste is apricot and it works pretty well here.
A good medium mouthfeel with lightish carbonation, it finishes with more fruit, a slight bitterness and some earthy tones. This is pretty tasty and quite drinkable and seems to grow on me the more I sip. Give it a shot if you find it.
john44 (3456) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2017
Draft Third of a Pint at GBBF 2010 (Day 2), Earl’s Court, London Aug 2010 - Orangey Amber in colour. Malty; toasted biscuity malts. Hoppy; resiny herbal hops, slight earthy taste. Fruity; citrus orange & lemon. Solid malty backbone and moderately hoppy. Not too bitter. Easy drinking. (2010-08)
dlovell2 (2381) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Pours copper with off white head. Caramel malt aroma with citrus, floral hop and pine. Flavor is caramel malt start with some floral hop flavor and dry pine finish. hman43 (1898) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2016
It pours amber with a fluffy off white head. There are aromas of bread and moderate fruity esters. The flavor is sweet with fruity esters, plums, dominated the flavors with a bready malt backbone. It has a light-moderate feel with low bitterness. Overall, it is a highly fruity rather easy drinking beer. shrubber85 (11708) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle. Buttery caramel malt aroma. Hazy amber with small head. Sweet lightly tangy butter toffee malt and mildly bitter hay flavor. Nice body.
Patrickctenchi (6810) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Hazy, amber-orange with a small, beige head.
Sweet caramel, fruit aroma.
Caramel malt, bread-heel, grain malt taste.
A bit of herbal hopping......
Not bad. chinchill (5377) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2014
undated 12 oz. bottle with updated label (versus photo).
A bottled cask ale is an oxymoron; a point hammered home by the large head. But ignoring this ...
Poured moderately clear amber with a large, creamy tan head that had good retention and left patterned lacing on the glass. A thin coat of sediment remained stuck to the bottom of the bottle.
Aroma: earthy-herbal hops dominate, creating a dank, rather unappealing brew.
Flavor: mild and less hoppy than the aroma suggests. Modest complexity with hints of roasted nuts. Very mildly bitter.
Feel: (Cask ale character at last). Medium body with a very smooth texture; ample soft carbonation. Darkmagus82 (2303) - - OCT 9, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 1-15-14-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a very hazy amber color with a one finger head of a light cream color. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is on the grainier side with a lightly toasted bready smell mixed within. Along with these smells are some aromas of caramel and a little bit toffee as well as the slightest hint of a citrus hop smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a toasted bready taste with some sweeter flavors of caramel and toffee. The sweeter flavors begin losing ground as the taste moves on with the bready flavor taking on a more roasted cracker like taste. As this occurs some hop flavors of a citrus and grassy nature come to the tongue. While the sweetness lessens from the start, it is still quite detectable with it never really leaving a “dry” beer. In the end with the transitions in the taste, one is left with a very lightly hopped, moderately sweet, cracker taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side. The average carbonation and body are both quite appropriate as they uphold the lightly hopped flavors of the brew, all while still maintaining an easy drinking base for the sweeter flavors of the brew.
Overall – Nothing out of this world, but nothing wrong with it either. A nice easy sipping pub brew.
Bork (461) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2014 Fairly standard amber ale with a little bit of fruitiness, a little bready maltiness and a lightly bitter ending. jrob21 (3878) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Total wine single. Malty thick body. Bit of caramel some red fruit more as it warms. Creamy texture.