pinkie (470) - New York, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Thanks to Bert for sending this awesome bottle from Maryland. I loved this. It’s everything an IPA is without all the oil. I’m new to the style but here goes. Pours a cloudy copper amber with a decent head that fell fast to a thin film on top and a small ring. Good lace. Nose is heavenly with malt. It’s bread, it’s caramel, it’s deep and round with a sweetness that takes a backseat in the nicest way. The hops are herbal and pungent, earthy and offer just a hint of lemon. Dark fruits whisper from the nose as it warms but they never fully evince and it’s restrained. The taste is toast and breaddy malt with a nice fullness from the understated sweetness. The hops are bitter on the tip of the tongue but it’s like they hold it back until the finish and then they realize a full bitter without a lot of oil and without a lot of resin. Carbonation is medium and the body is deft and light. dlovell2 (2130) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2015
I could compare this to an IPA or to a red ale. Positively enjoyable with plenty of toast but nothing burnt. The malt is outstanding and lasting throughout the drink. The balance is excellent and the hops hold their own without becoming fruity. It’s creamy but also strong and stately. What a treat.
Pours bright copper color with a cream colored head. Toasted malt aroma with pine hops. Flavor is toasted malt with caramel followed by herbal and pine hops. Very nice malty brew. mansquito (6425) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Big Hunt, DC pint ($6): Pours a brownish color with a nice head. Aroma is a nice blend of maltiness and hops. This is in a sense a perfect altbier. It is very well-balanced and it maintains the German character, but adds an American element. In honesty, I had about 4 of these in a row, and there is seldom a time at a bar when I order this many of one beer. So far, this has been my favourite offering from Evolution. bytemesis (8341) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 2, 2015
Tap. Pours clear hazel, small beige head, good lacing. Aroma is very light, roasty, citrus, orange, caramel, nutty. Flavor is about the same, medium sweet, medium bitter, zesty, citrus, dark breads. Medium body. Solid beer. Drake (13724) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Served on draft at Timberwood Grill in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a hazy copper color with a medium frothy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of toffee, caramel and a faint earthy smokiness. The taste is toasted malts, toffee, caramel and a bitter hop finish. Medium bodied.
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Draft at craft ale house. Pours clear copper with a small white head. The aroma has some minor hop notes and some malty sweetness. The taste is medium hoppy and very enjoyable. I’m a fan. DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Draft at Craft Ale House. Pours caramel colored with off-white head that doesn’t lace well. Nose is toffee, caramel malt, piney hops. Tastes crisp, with a solid caramel malt bill and some spicy notes up front, giving way to a big hop blast at mid-palate. I give credit to Evolution for realizing that hops have a place in winter seasonals, too. nuplastikk (6252) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2012
12oz bottle split with Anndiesel. Hazy unfiltered orange-tan body. Thin, oily non head. Toasty malt with some balancing orange hop aroma. Captures the style rather respectfully. Medium bodied, very easy drinking for the ABV. True to style, enjoyable. Maxbier (980) - Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2015
Dark copper color with tan head. Aroma is characteristically malty. Flavor is sweet caramel Altbier malt with some pine hop balance. Less heavy on the malt than most altbiers. Enjoyed it. jsquire (4483) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Amber color with a sticky khaki colored head. Light nose. Sweet caramel and brown sugar, with some ripe fruit, bread crust, and yeast. Nice clean alt.