cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2009
22 oz. bottle courtesy of FlacoAlto - Pours a cloudy amber color with a 1/2 finger thick off white head. Very light lacing. Aroma is very light esters and a faint touch of oak. Flavor is light fruity esters, faint oak, and caramel malt. Light to medium body. Smooth, but thin finish. Not bad, just hoped for a little more. Thanks Sebastian. yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2009
No complaints with this beer. Pours medium amber with good clarity, good white head that fades to a thin lace, and leaves Belgian lace on the way down. Nose is somewhat citrusy hoppy, but also sweet malty & caramel. More of that caramel malt on the palate, with a somewhat clean taste, and finishes somewhat sweet. JediMindTricks (446) - Remington, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Copper in color with a small head. Taste wood right from the start with an artificial vanilla...it is what it is... LinusStick (3447) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Courtesy trade with my hookup in Oregon, Chewy. Thanks man! Glad to have tried it, but this is a bland beer, but has it’s place. This would be a good crossover beer for the BMC crowd. Aroma was very weak. LIght malt with a hint of breadiness. Pour was a nice amber/light brown with a thin off white ring for a head. Taste was very thin and bland. Not much flavor to detect but has a distinctive peppery/spicy aftertaste. boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 13, 2009
22oz Bottle... Poured amber with a nice sized, white head. Floral, earthy hops on the nose with also and woody, malted grains. Nice bitter hop flavors up front but were soon balanced but the malt. Also, a little bit of spiced hops and caramel in the finish.
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - JAN 24, 2009
Like a premium pale ale (I made this note before seeing the style on RB... i.e. this is very "to style"). Nice bitter hop profile with a good malt character to balance it out. Very sessionable solid brew. DuffMan (10270) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2009
This is very interesting. I had scribbled that this beer had "an interesting tea-tannin quality" to it, with prominent woody and earthy elements. Then when I review my rating for the regular DBA I find that I say the same thing! It would be nice to try them side-by-side to tease out the subtle differences. JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2008
Tap. Hazy amber beer with a thin white head. Aroma is softly malty with a bit of soft caramel and a light orangey fruitiness. Soft fruity palate, light sweetness and a nice balance. It’s pretty simple, but quite tasty. hopscotch (11048) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2008
Bottle... Clear, textbook amber ale with a mid-sized, fluffy, white head. Good retention. Nice aromas of toffee, cookie, biscuit and black tea with a hint of oak. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. Very well-balanced. Tastes mainly of unsweetened black tea with a smidgen of toffee malt. Short, crisp, clean finish. hayduke (5188) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 25, 2008
Lucky to get a bottle of this. Poured a dark amber with fat white head and decent lacing. Nose of caramel malts and some bitter hops. Rich and nice mouthfeel, and well balanced flavors with a hint of oak in the somewhat dry and bitter finish.