Bill Becker (1908) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2017 Grovlam (4257) - Copenhagen, - NOV 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Average light beige head that mostly lasted. Dark amber color. Aroma light caramel, dusty grain, light citrus, hint of liquorish, nutty and quite fruity. Medium bodied with an average carbonation and light dry texture. Light to moderated sweet and some counter bitterness. Light lingering caramel/nutty and citrus finish.
From Jul 2006 fidemaster (336) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2017
Poured from 12oz bottle a clear red-gold with a medium sized head of foam that slowly dissipated leaving about a 1" layer that stayed for the entire session.
The smell has a malty nose to it...perhaps some caramel sweetness there.
The taste is malty but not really sweet. There's some roastiness going on with a bit of hoppy bitterness and there's a bit of a nutty flavour there as well and over all, I'd have to say it makes for an off the beaten track tasting Red Ale that hits *my* palate nicely.
Bottom line: I like this Red Ale and I'm going to get some more, no doubt about it.
YUCK. Not sure if I had a bad can or not. I read some other reviews and mine tastes nothing like that. alexsdad06 (10943) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2016
Not much aroma. Dark brown ale color. starts off with no sweetness but a bitter coffee taste. Burnt and Bitter. finishes like an ipa with a horrible bitter grapefruit taste. PASS!!!
Bottle picked up locally from notes. Pours a clear reddish amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have lightly toasted bready malts, hints of caramel, herbal and earthy hops, slight off not, equals a pretty average amber. Dal9000 (669) - Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Pours dark brown red with a minimal head. Immediate almost sweet malty slightly banana bread. Thin mouth feel. Taste fades fast
---Rated via Beer Buddy kevinator (2791) - The Colony, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2015
Aromas and Flavors of spicy hops with a mild earthy sweet ending. Both were somewhat muted though. Golden amber color with a light/medium weight. Good carbonation.
ajtrupp (340) - Broomfield, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2015
An interesting banana sweetness prevents this from being a bland beer. Not bad, just not very big. hockey9930 (313) - - SEP 20, 2015
Dark ruby red. Malty aroma with caramel and toffee. Also a malty flavor at first but more noticable hops later. Kinda bland and not as hoppy as other red ales. TorbenJensen (1573) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
Very nice dark beer with a glow that resembles red wine. Foam is rich, but quickly falls into a continuous layer of about 3-4 mm. It smells of toasted malt and sweet ripe fruit. The taste is spicy something indefinite, but it also carries on a good mellow flavor of roasted malt which to a certain limit tangential it burned. Ripe fruit like plum and peach mixes lively with a great rich flavor of hazelnut and large amounts of caramel malt. The hops I can read as Willamette and it is precisely known as its slightly spicy taste, so I think it’s the aroma of hops which are encountered in the beginning. As amber ale is probably a little too pushy, but since it is an American I might easily expect a little excessive type correctness. It is quite tasty and lovely amber ale which I like. nuplastikk (6471) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2015
12oz bottle. Filtered copper-burgundy body. Thin, creamy, off-white/beige head. Pretty solid on the malt side, but the hops give it a kind of an odd earthy feel. A pinch bigger than medium bodied, pretty easy going. An OK example of the style. N3lson1 (1010) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Drank from a nonic pint glass, poured from a twelve ounce bottle purchased as part of a craft brew pack of eight. Pours a beautiful mahogany, brown color with a bit of beige head. Has a slight roasty aroma with something musty. Has a decent initial flavor that just drops into an off putting complexity, reminds me more of a couple of vienna lagers I’ve drank in my day. Expected more from this amber by FCB.