dlovell2 (2357) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2017
On tap at brewery. Pours dark amber color with white head. Aroma is sweet malt and fruity notes. Flavor start sweet, fruity malt with some plum notes finishing fresh citrus and some yeast spiciness. malrubius (3043) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 22, 2017
On tap at kingdom tap room. Amber with ring. Medium sweet caramel toasted nuts and cherry. Medium citrus hop finish. Medium light body medium carbo. Good. AirForceHops (7895) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 30, 2017
16 ounce can purchased at 7 Eleven, Kittery. Mostly clear Amber color, thin head. Well, nothing but fruit in the aroma, melon, apricot skin, yeasty fruits. Bubblegum?? The flavor is not what I expected at all. Mild toasted grain base with odd fruit hints. More yeast hints rather than actual hop flavor. Overall, this is bit of an odd duck. Not a repeat visit. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - NOV 22, 2016
Sample glass at Prohibition Pig. ClarkVV (6893) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2016
The appearance was a light hazy, rich amber color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Moderate speckled lacing.
The aroma had a ton of sweet fruity orange, strawberries, red grapefruit and a balancing caramel character from the malt. Some white pepper with an ample amount of breadiness. Ample earthiness.
The flavor leans semi-sweet with the malts with some bubblegum malts roaming in. Some cherries and caramel malts assist in the maltiness. Subtle dry malty aftertaste with a smooth crisp fruity finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionabiltiy about it.
Overall, good saison for the most part. Or weird earthy amber. Is this a blend of an amber to a saison? Possibly. Me, I could still have it again.
Draught at the brewery, 10/21/16.
thepatrickman (1503) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2016
Lightly hazy, rich amber colored body is topped by a beige head showing moderate retention.
VERY fruity in the nose. Wow. Canned mandarin oranges, strawberries, over-ripe ruby red grapefruit and a balancing caramel character from the malt. Seems rather sweet, not over-the-top so, but more than most amber ales. Very estery. Where is all this fruit coming from?
In the mouth it’s just a bubble gum bomb. Not even intensely sweet or anything, just the very distinct, very strong flavor of bubble gum ester. Otherwise, it has a malty-soft texture and ample carbonation. Cherries, caramel, apples, strawberries and ruby red grapefruit linger on the bubble gum-laden finish. Weird. This was only my 3rd sample of the day, so it definitely wasn’t my palate.
From notes (Oct 2015). It’s a hoppy Amber, but I don’t know if it completely comes together. The aroma is great, with that juicy hop smell that Foundation does well, but the taste and mouthfeel were not as great. The amber malts and the oat adjuncts all came together and clashed in my mouth. Still refreshing and hoppy, but nothing exceptional. tom10101 (6279) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2015
Can (473 ml) at home. Thanks to mathieuc for this one! Clear copper with a medium easy to revive off-white head leaving good lacing. Aroma is fruity - berries forward - with piney hops and caramel/toffee maltiness. Taste is slightly sweet and quite fruity - red fruits - with pine, herbal notes, mild spiciness and mild to moderate bitterness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. A bit oily. Malty finish. Gentle warmth from spices and alcohol. A fruit forward hoppy amber. Average at best. Ed5388 (3488) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2015
16oz can much thanks to JohnGonk. Pours a hazy dark reddish amber color with a nice thick foamy tan head. Aroma of sweet red grapefruit, pine, salt water, old citrus, and caramel. Taste sweet citrus, caramel, toasted grain, old grapefruit, nutshell, and hints of pine sap. BeerFanDan17 (1121) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - NOV 28, 2015
16oz can. Pours a rich cooper with a medium head. Nice citrus notes with some ruby red grapefruit and mild molasses.
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Pours copper/reddish with medium beige head. Nice soapy lacing. Aroma is of hops, fruits, malt. Taste is of fruits, bitterness, malt, acidity. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Soft carbonation. Overall: OK. Weird fruits.