brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
A: The pour is a clear, dark amber color with a large off-white head.
S: A nice sweet caramel malt aroma and a mild spice to it. I also pick up a slight bit of hop aroma.
T: I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. A definite sweet, caramel malt flavor, but still a mild bitterness and spiciness which add complexity to it.
M: The carbonation is moderate and the body is medium.
D: By far the best beer I have had from Dale Bros. I wouldn’t mind having this one again, and it is a big step up from their Pomona Queen. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 08/18/2007DocLock (10702) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 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
Thanks to Saarlander for this one via Mystery Swap 2.0. Turbid deep copper pour with 2-finger off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, fruit, toffee, apple, nutmeg, hops. The palate is complex and rather hefty, with flavors of caramel malt, hops, spices (nutmeg, cinnamon), and fruit flavors, including pear, apple, and berry notes. This one was very enjoyable. GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Cask at Dale Bros. Cloudy dark amber to brown pour with decent foam. Nose is heavy red apple, some soy sauce, burn/char, something like dark tequila. Taste is extremely red apple skin tannic...moving to charred red apple. So tannic..like licking and eating only the skin of an apple for five minutes. There is some pan brewery here for their mash in, sparge time, grist pulverization, etc. that is extracting some major tannin from the malt. Needs a big fix. JoeMcPhee (9427) - 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.
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. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2007
Bomber from Saarlander. Pours a medium amber, thin lasting head. Aroma is coppery metallic malts, with some citrus and piney hops- hints of mint as well- reminded me of a traditional steam beer like anchor. Flavor is similar too, but thicker and a bit richer in malt flavor- toasty malts, light crystal and cluster-like citrus pine and pee- hoppiness. Easy drinking- nice finish. ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2007
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. Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - JAN 18, 2013
18 jan 2013, tap at Dale Bros brewery. Light amber, clear, no bubbles. Nose is some alcohol and a bit winey or white grape. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Has a powdery medicine taste that really isn't very nice. Really don't want to finish this two once taster.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Poured a hazy golden amber with a thin off-white head but also some legs. Sweet caramel/toffee aroma with earthy and minty hop notes. Malty and earthy flavor. Mildly bitter finish. Medium bodied.