ben4321 (6769) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2011
Location: Sampled at the NY Brewfest on Governor’s Island, 6/19/10 murphym45 (779) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Aroma: The nose is floral and citrus hops, some earth, caramel, and crystal malts
Appearance: It pours a slightly hazy amber color with a medium head
Flavor: The taste has some malty sweetness that is balanced by decent hop presence
Palate: The body is light-medium with a slightly metallic mouthfeel
This was a decent Amber beer overall. The flavor if this one is a bit muddled, and it could have been better, but it was drinkable.
On tap @ Empire Brewing co. TaktikMTL (7999) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2010
Brown/amber and clear with very little head. Light malty aroma, some bready and caramel notes. Light bitterness but not much, malty and smooth. Easy drinking.
En fût. Verre de dégustation directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Légère odeur d’houblons et de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de caramel légèrement fruité avec une pointe d’houblons. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #3092) BroSpud (2259) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUL 4, 2010
Part of a sampler at brewpub. I found all the brews to be better than average though I don’t remember specifics for most of them. It is worth mentioning that the sampler here is very generous with glasses that are big enough to really give you enough to form an opinion. Leighton (22508) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2010
Tap at Governors Island Brewfest. Not bad. Poured medium amber with a fluffy, white head. Quite earthy in aroma and flavor with moderate caramel sweetness.
Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Tap at Empire. Pours a medium to deep amber - slight haze, ok head. Aroma is earthy floral hops, light citrus, some orange notes, medium caramel and lightly sharp crystal. Flavor is caramel, some fruity raisin, grassy and flowery hops, some citrus and earthiness- a bit harsh bittering and cohumulone in the end. Still, not too bad. yespr (48087) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2010
From tap at Union Ale. Pours dark deep orange, clear, and with a small tan head. Aroma is mild roasted malty. Crisp hoppy, peachy and slight tea like fruity. Bitter and slight citric flavoured. Dry and hoppy into a medium dry finish with a nice fruity note coming through. j12601 (13188) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2009
On tap at Dino BBQ. Pours a clear light orange with a thin white head. Caramel, sour cardboard, bitter corn. Cat pee, acrid bitterness, and a weird sour flavor. Really gross, hard to drink, and nearly induced vomiting. williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Deep and glassy ruby red look with a tinge of orange. Clear. Sparse head, spotty lace. Sammy (12838) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2009
The smell is toasted malts with some light caramel notes. Sweeter honey and light butterscotch flavors. Not overwhelming but good.
The taste is sweet butterscotch on the front of the tongue (ringwood?). Some thicker barley in the taste, plus hints of mild dark chocolate and caramel. Very rich and well-balanced. Hint of sour apple on the tail end. Slight bitter hop.
A little sandpapery in the feel. Slightly bubbly. Has a bite on the way down. Not mind-blowing, but a good, solid brew.
A good cask for the style. Peachy colour, with some lace and white head. Average mouthfeel, flavourful and a bit fruity.