emacgee (4676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2009
Poured an amber copper with a frothy light tan head. The nose was earthy, piney, on the English side, caramel malt. Flavor is erathy, corny, mildly piney and herbal on the hop end. BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2009
A- Pours a deep ruby red/tawny brown hue with slight transparency, head is white, soapy, and mostly diminishing, light lacing on the glass
S- Smooth and crisp aroma characterized by a blend of light caramel malts and floral hops, a touch of tea and oak in there too, underwhelming
T- Initial taste is roasted and caramel malts, but entirely too subtle compared to other ambers, followed by some light hops, nuts, and tea, the finish is slightly sweet and dry, no discernible alcohol presence
M- Light-bodied, thin and watery, not much texture going on at all
D- This is easy-to-drink at 5%abv, however there is nothing exciting or bold about the flavor; this definitely tastes more like a brown than an amber ale due to the watery mouthfeel and thinned out caramel malts, the Reserve was markedly better and I will not pick up this version again in the future. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2009
bottle from my cousin Sam. Amber pour. Nose is full of malt, fruits and nuts. Flavor has some caramel, hops and a slight nutiness. Ok for a pretty mundane style. Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - FEB 7, 2009
Pours hazy amber. Flavor is all caramel malts ending on a slightly dry note. Notes of fig and pears in there. Not much hops - but some tannins from the barrel aging show up. PKPMarine (37) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Pours a hazy dark amber color. Very fruity and malty nose. Heavy malt flavor with some hints of dark fruit. Finishes with some bitterness from the hops.
DialSquare (5031) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2009
12oz bottle. amber-orange color with white head. caramel malt aroma. nutty, oak and malt taste. good thin but creamy texture. overall pretty tasty. lawless (8) - , California, USA - FEB 2, 2009 does not count
This beer was very Malty with a slight a slight bitter sweet flavor. The aroma is malty as well. I would say that it is drinkable but nothing to write home about. LAbrewcrew (7) - , Alabama, USA - FEB 2, 2009 does not count
This english style ale has a malty like taste to it. The finish is kind of bitter and lingers. Definitely a drinkable beer but not very exciting. ocbeergoddess (6) - , California, USA - FEB 2, 2009 does not count
This english pale ale has a malty aroma and is an amber color. With the first sip, you can definitely taste a bitter hoppy sweetness to the beer. The finish is a little sour and the flavor lingers in your mouth. I think this beer could be labeled as complex but not an all over cohesive mix of flavors. nickd717 (4691) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 2, 2009
Very enjoyable English pale ale. Pours a clear amber color with off-white head. Good caramel malt and English hops on aroma and flavor. Would work well as a session beer. Nothing too special, but a good change of pace from American pale ales. Hops are a little less in-your-face.