ryanknock (150) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 14, 2009
Another organic beer that tops my lists this year. A nice, medium to light bodied fruity ale, with notes of toffee, caramel and biscuit throughout. The hop presence is light but clear, piney, and definitely more in the flavor than the aroma. Slightly dry and bitter finish. adrosson (150) - California, USA - APR 20, 2012
Not usually a fan of brown ales but this was good. Hints of vanilla.
6 pack bev warehouse
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Poured from Bottle into Pint glass.
Pours a copper color with two fingers of off-white head that dissolves into a frothy layer atop the beer. The aroma is mostly toasted malts and bread but there is some "metallic" aroma. Taste is caramel goodness upfront with some burnt bread and sweet bitterness on the end. Its medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Its pretty sweet with lots of bready notes. Decent enough but I prefer a little more hop character from an amber. apshah99 (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2008
Pours copper-amber in color, Floral and grassy hops aroma with a little malt. Nice malty taste with caramel and rye, well balanced by hops in the finish, medium mouthfeel on the palate with good carbonation. Has a little spicy, cirtusy zing at the end. This is a very nice drinkable amber, with some subtle complexities. GardenGabe (137) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Pour is dark golden with a very rich creamy tan head. Nose is strongly pine and muskmelon. Tasting it brings out honey and vanilla. This is a light malty sweetness with a hoppy bitterness that is less than the nose suggest however not too little my any measure. Soft beer coats well with a gentle carbonation a has a slight thin feel.
BgThang (126) - Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2009
This is a malty ipa. the hops have a nice aroma to them. palasades is the same hops southern star uses for their pale ale/ this reminds me of a lighter version of the SS PA. malty with some hop characteristics
a10555 (125) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 29, 2008
At first taste, I didn’t have a clue what I was drinking, then it hit me...Green Tea with a bit of cream in it. It was okay. not unpleasant but not great either. Plamadude30k (122) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2009
Very intense nose, lots of hops, some malts, a little citrus. Not too overdone, though, so it was pretty refreshing and enjoyable to drink. chokmah33 (118) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - JUN 11, 2008
Burgundy red color. This is an amber??
Earthy green grass, cracker malts, perfumey floral hops. Sweet fruits dominate; prune, apple, melon, berries. A burning red wine alchohol feel in nose, suprising for a 5%. Overall an excellent aroma, rich carmelly malts and plenty of hops. Obviously not your standard amber.
Sweet fruit flavors all the way through (purple grape, cantelope, mango). Toasted barley malt backs a moderate floral hops in mid, lending a spicy citrus character to the brew. Finishs with sweet cracker malts.
Watery, but refreshingly clean palate. Mildy astringent texture, like green tea. Medium bodied. Slighlty dry finish.
k9coug (116) - USA - SEP 2, 2008
I would never have purchased this beer, but found it in my 6 pack of Mothership Wit. I hate "organic" on a beer label. Classified as an amber but drinks like an IPA. Citrus "northwest" profile. Common for a micro.