MattH (908) - California, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Tap. Darker amber pour. Nice caramel malt aroma and flavor with some earthy tones. Light to medium body and carbonation Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
Originally reviewed: 6/24/09. Pours a crystal clear amber with a big popping ivory head that fizzes away quickly. No lacing. There’s a big metallic twang on first sniff, but this melts to a slight smoky, roasted scent.
Crisp mouthfeel that dries the mouth a smidge. Tastes a tad like metal, as the scent hints at. Some sweet caramel bumps that out of the way quickly though. Also some toasted bread crust, and bready malts in there as well. Not a bad brew. Jow (4028) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Tap at the brewery as part of my epic drinking in dunedin day, pours reddish brown with beige head. tastes of malt, earth, caramel, apple, nuts, bread, grain and cherry. lightly bitter. pretty straightforward but enjoyable burg326 (5594) - Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2011
On draft at the brewery, pours a dark amber color with aromas of caramel, malt, cereal, and some hops. Favor is much of the same with a caramel flavor more up front. beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2011
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy reddish amber with a moderate tan head that lasted until the very end and left a thick sheet of foam with each sip and layers on the glass. The aroma is a bit musty along with caramel and malt. The flavor is caramel that has a bit of a stale quality to it followed by some very mild hops bitterness. Medium bodied. My first rating for this brewer.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Pours a hazy amber color with a white head. Aroma is fruity, grain, toast, and slightly floral. Flavor is nutty, toast, grain, a touch of fruit, and a light spicy finish. jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2011
(4/9/10, bottle courtesy of Hopshunter). Clear amber color. Medium off white head. Moderate grass hop and moderate sweet malt aroma. Flavor of the same. Avg duration. Light bitter finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Spare lacing. gnoff (10793) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2011
Draught at the brewery on January 30, 2011otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2010
As part of a sampler plate
Hazy copper color, off-white head. Roasted, hoppy, citrus taste. Roasted and coffee aftertaste. Moussy mouthfeel, medium high dry bitterness. Dry roasted scent.
Appearance: light brown with garnet and ruby highlights. Off-white head is thicker along the edges while her middle lingers as a thin puddle.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Nose: apples (skins especially), cinnamon, hint of sweet smoke, rye, and whole wheat breads. Mulled and spiced apples flitter to and fro.
Palate: softer and creamier than expected. Apples and cinnamon with the bounteous apple juice goodness in the middle and the skins in the back for a pleasing bitter finish. Gentle smoke whispers on by. Cinnamon in the breath along with a dry toasted bread crust crunch.
Final Thoughts: not the most complex red ale I have tasted, but good nonetheless. Straightforward and to the point, what she does she does well.
Draft @ Brewpub: Cloudy mahogany color. Nose of light hops and a thin veiled caramel maltiness. Light finish and lacking in that chewy melanoidin note you expect a red ale to have. Oh, and not to mention hop flavor and body.