bartlebier (4242) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JAN 30, 2018
12oz flavoursaved by tderoeck Dec2017, merci! - Short: high drinkability guaranteed by perfectly rounded, near-polished-yet-not-watery maple syrup & dry caramel malts that seem to have the natural bitters Cascade fruitedge built into them. Smoother than SamAdams Boston Ale, more malt candy than Anchor Steam - at decent 6pack prices this would work very well as all-day sessioner & US meal accompaniment. mariuspoenari (3202) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2017
Dark amber pour with a thin beige head. Notes of citrus, grapefruit, caramel, light metallic fruit oxidation, pilsner malts, fragrant honey. Medium body, smooth texture and carbonation and a bitter-sweet finish. Surprisingly decent for its average rating. Beerhunter111 (23757) - Beerland, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2017
12 fl.oz bottle. A clear deep amber beer with a huge good lasting beige head. Aroma of dry caramelish malt, nutty hops, reddish malt. Taste of nutty hops, brownish malt, caramel, medium bitterness, not bad! kraddel (9424) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 6, 2017
Pours dark, yet very clear amber. Small white head fades fast. Smell is toasty, tad sweet, medium to medium low intensity. Taste is bitter, tad herbal, rather mild toastyness, but it builds up towards the aftertaste, as the bitterness fades away and gives the other aspects more playround. Medium mouthfeel, medium carbo. Aftertaste is toasty, tad herbal notes from the hops. Clear fermentation profile. 77ships (11601) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2017
Got as a gift @ Billie’s Bier Festival 2017. Thanks to the organization. No date. Quite dark chestnut amber, tanned head. Nose is herbal, stale kitchen spices, leaves, thin plastic caramel. Taste is thick weird plastic caramel, autumn leaves, stale lingering kitchen spices, weird thick plastic oil, almost vague oxidation. Lingering stale kitchen spices. Like a weird thicker Spéciale belge or a lacklustre thicker bitter.
Alusmamuts (2218) - LATVIA - DEC 3, 2017
Maroon amber clear with medium off-white head. Malt aroma with roasted notes. Nice bitterness with remarkable roast notes. Lasting bitter aftertaste. Bill Becker (2050) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 2, 2017
From Feb 2008
I got this in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks John!
It pours from 12oz bottle a clear amber with a solid 2 finger head of foam. I'm near the end of my session and the head retention is excellent!
The smell is of malt and fruit but it's on the light side.
The taste is nice and malty. Lots of chewy caramel malt hits my tastebuds first followed by some bready notes and a citric fruit kick that hits the back of my throat nicely. It has a medium mouthfeel and the carbonation is fairly light. After a few more sips the hops become a little more assertive but it's still a nicely balanced Amber. It finishes slightly sweet and leaves a fairly long lasting aftertaste. Good stuff! chinchill (5449) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2017
12 oz 2017 bottle served in a Fat Cat glass.
Pours with a copper-amber colored body that has excellent clarity and a fine bone-colored head. Good lacing.
Aroma: typical for style with mild grains and hops both evident.
Flavor: mild grains and hops both evident, but a touch more hop forward than average.
Feel: smooth, medium body and medium carbonation.
blackisle (2937) - Amsterdam IJburg, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2017
Bottle 12fl.oz. @home poured into a teku glass. Brillant deep amber, good frothy beige head, good retention, heavy lacing; aroma roasted malts, grain, caramel, ripe red fruits; taste medium sweet and bitter, malty, roast, caramel; malty sweetbitter aftertaste, burnt caramel, touch of lemon, hint of chocolate; medium body, watery to oily texture, soft carbonation; nice amber ale. bdleedahl (712) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 5, 2017
Pretty solid clean-cut amber, not too bitter, could use a bit more cara malt possibly for chewy mouthfeel. Bottle from trader joes
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