neepsntatties (1842) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Colour... dark garnet-amber with no head. Nose... sweetly piney hops and some malt. Palate... light C02, very hoppy (for the style), but a fabulously sweet, malty backbone with toffee and caramel and a looooooong finish. Quite different than most of the harvest/autumnal/okto ales I’ve tried which tend towards the marzen style. Nice change of pace!
k9coug (114) - USA - MAR 3, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beautiful caramel color. Seemed a bit thin and watery. Sharply bitter that faded quickly.
Rune (11626) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml bottle carried all the way from Seattle to Tromsø – courtesy of Elisabeth and Stefan. Bottle conditioned beer, ABV is supposed to be about 6.5%. Cloudy, dark amber content topped by an off-white, low level head. Nice sweet, hoppy aroma with notes of biscuits. Hoppy fruits in flavour, developing in the direction of brittle caramel notes. Bitter finish. Crispy in the mouth. Fairly standard amber [Sampled at a beer session in Tromsø 29.01.2009].
robforbes (2203) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours a semi-clear, amber-orange with a small beige head that dissipates quickly, not much of a lacing.
smell is of caramel, hops, and a slight whiff of malt.
taste is watery, hops, touch of citrus, some caramel, a pine aftertaste, with a bitter ending.
stchloe (1007) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The hops are smoother, blends well with the malt, a nice caramel. A little sweet but pours pretty.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2008 Bottle - Pours amber with very little head...aroma is sweet malt, citrus, not as floral as some of the other fresh hopped ales, flavour is straighforward and enjoyable, freshness of the hops does however come thru in the taste, well balanced caramel malt...finishes bitter in the mouth but sweet on the lips...good brew...
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear copper with lacy a light orange head. This beer is pretty much citrus and floral hops from beginning to end. Lightly sweet caramel taste, a bit of pine in the finish. Not bad, but doesn’t really knock me out.
dwyerpg (5829) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 23, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2009 This has an excellent hoppy aroma. Great flavorful beer. Interesting that they made a harvest amber.
First rating, 3.6 A quite fruity aroma. This is strange. Fruity and malty with a bitter finish. Little to no head. Interesting.
troopie (2301) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured deep amber red with almost no head. Aroma of malt, biscuit and vanilla. Malty flavour, with a bit of edge of tongue hoppiness. More bitterness in the finish. A lekker amber.
zathrus13 (1769) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper/red, with a small head. Aroma is hops, caramel, and malt. Flavor is hops, malt, and caramel. medium body.