JoeMcPhee (9454) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2009
Deep amber beer with a thin head. Aroma is a little bit malty with a kiss of caramel. It doesn’t really smell like much... just a sort of crystally sweet with a lingering herbal bitterness. Meh, nothing to write home about. Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 24, 2009
Bottle. Stale aluminum aroma rather bland. Deep amber body when held to light with tan head. Flavor was uneventfull till finish of 22oz bottle where some sweet malt spice appeared. Some malt spice on palate, odd. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 9, 2009
Poured an orange amber color with an off white head. Aroma of amber malt, bread, caramel, and earth. Flavor of caramel, bread, fruit, toffee and grain. Not a very good after taste, but overall it was nice for the style nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2009
Pours a dark amber color from the bomber with an off-white head. Wish I would have found this on tap like ajm, because the bottled version is strikingly similar to Amber Bock. The aroma has more caramel and the finish features green grapes, but the heart of this one is sadly macro. ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 9, 2008
Tap at Pap. I found this impressive. A nice IPA color but with a striking tint of purple added, and for good reason. The flavors take you through a deep hoppiness like SN Celebration, but with added notes of black licorice, malt, chocolate brownie and molasses. These are slight, but darken the effect seriously. Again, impressive.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2007
Hazy orange/amber color. Sweet alty aroma. This beer had a good mix of light malty sweetness and good hop bitterness. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 08/18/2007ChainGangGuy (4908) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2007
clear dark copper,
sweet caramel malt aroma with earthy hops,
rich caramel malt flavor, touch of fruity sweetness is balanced by the earthy hops,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Appearance: Pours a clear amber body with a wispy, off-white head.
Smell: An aroma light on caramel but full of pine hop scents. Maybe a bit of dried mint leaves, too.
Taste: Starts with a small, quick dose of toffee sweetness before wandering into a fair amount of spicy, piney hops. A mild, sparing bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Though a decent, well-made brew, it fails to really excite my beer-drinking sensibilities. shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Pours a copper color with a white head. Aroma is grainy and some hops. Flavor is light malt, grain, and light bitter finish. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Pours a transparent copper orange with a spotty-lacing white head. Aroma of lightly toasty pale malt and a mild earthy, green hoppy character. Body starts fairly fresh with a light sweetness along with some earthy, citrus green hops. Finishes smooth and balanced with a mild bittersweetness and some peppery hops. A nice California common.