Bill Becker (1775) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 2, 2017 VatMasterson (77) - Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This one is quite hoppy. Spicy floral soapy bitter finish. IPA lovers would dig this. Not my type.
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 (5314) - 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 (2814) - 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 (600) - , 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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caramel, toast, woody, vanilla, smoke, skunky, soy sauce, cooked vegetables, cough drop,
hershiser2 (3667) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2017
Bottle from Total Wine, South Richmond. Pours amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is floral, caramel, nuts. Flavor is roasted caramel, nuts... slightly sweet, pretty good. Surprisingly better than I envisioned. ruigo (3080) - PORTUGAL - JUL 18, 2017
33cl bottle. Clear amber with a small off-white head. Nuts, caramel and biscuit. Nice. Idiosynkrasie (7967) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2017
355ml bottle. Clear, dark amber colour with small to average, frothy to creamy, moderately lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Floral-herbal-spicy hoppy aroma, hints of menthol and peppermint, minimally chococlately, malty background with a chocolate cookie touch. Taste delivers an identical combination of flavours with an additional touch of lemon in the hop profile. tricksta_p (5135) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2017
Bottle from a supermarket in Oregon. Aroma is sturdy caramel malts, notes of toffee and ripe fruits with a hint of hops. Flavour is almost medium sweet and moderate to medium bitter. Body is medium. Agreeable American Amber with a bittersweet finish. DavidWoodruff (631) - Windsor, California, USA - APR 26, 2017
Amber leaning towards brown with a thin cream colored head. Toasty malt aroma. Flavor is nutty - raw almond, with a nice rounded malt sweetness. Some balancing bitterness as it finishes. All around pleasant if perhaps noncommittal. I remember the good old days when there was just a happy hint of diacetyl.