Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2009
An amber beer with a decent head. Aroma of sweet malt. Taste is very smooth & goes down very easy. A little caramel, slightly bready & had a creamy mouthfeel. A very smooth beer with the tap version very creamy compared to the bottle. nimbleprop (8750) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2009
One of Firestone Walker’s flagship brews. Had a few bottles of this. Translucent amber with a frothy white head. Malty aroma with a bit of bread and crackers. Flavor is caramel malts, sticky fruits. Finish is dry. harbuck76 (134) - El Cajon, California, USA - JUL 19, 2009
22 oz. Pour a dark copper/light brown with 2 finger off white head. Aroma is caramel malts maybe some figs. fFavor is sweet with a slight spicy kick. savnac (2656) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 14, 2009
On tap. Amber with a small head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and an almost earth hop bitterness. The flavor is a great balance of sweet and bitter, leaning on the sweet side. Medium body with an average carbonation. A pretty easy drinker. jrob21 (3805) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2009
Pours an amber color with almost no head. Candi sugar and caramel aroma. Flavor is caramel and nut up front and the finish is smooth with a bit of light grassy hops. Still a fan of american hop profiles but this one is a little more pronounced on the hop side than what I am used to from the english style. Creamy texture to this too makes this go down smooth.
Crit (4057) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2009
Sparkling amber,nice beige head.Vague malt nose.Light easy drinking malt profile, nearly undetectable hops. A session beer, not much here nearbeer (5604) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 26, 2009
12 oz. Clear copper with a lasting inch of foam. Aroma of clean-spiced caramel apple. Flavors of caramel, cheerios, light melon and citrus, some dry wood and a hint of resin on the finish. Near medium body is smooth and sessionable, and just dry enough on the finish. Acetobacter (815) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Enjoyed from a 12oz bottle in a whiskey snifter. The beer pours a deep copper to medium brown, with a nice but short just off-white head. Nice notes of malt come through in the aroma: toasted bread, raisons, rich toffee, and some slightly burnt caramel. The palate is malt-forward, showing a heavy hand with the use of English character malts, with Victory, Crystal 40-60, and a bit of special roast making appearances. Hops balance the sweetness, but give little in the way of character. The finish is neutral to slightly sweet. Overall, a beer that can compete with the best English Pales on the planet (i.e, Fuller’s ESB). cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Pours a dark gold with slight orange hues. Nice malty caramel aroma. Very sweet, but overall a bit bland. Decent sessionable beer, though. dchmela (3084) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2009
Draft at Pour2424 in Vegas. Pours a light brown with a thin white head. nice hop aroma, spicy and floral. Light malt body with a good woody hop bitterness. Decent brew, but not great.