AlabastorJones (815) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2006
appley-ish ester nose, bitter hop flavor, smothered in maltiness, watery slime finish, delicate, nothing outlandish or worthy of squirming bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2006
(Bottle, courtesy of Reid) Pours a light cloudy rust colored body with a moderate creamy off-white head. Aroma of malt, toffee, nuts, and a hint of florals. Flavor of caramel malt and mild hops. Enjoyable amber with dry, chewy palate. Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Nice amber color,large off white head that has a good hang time then fades slowly to leave a decent lace behind.The aroma was malty with a nice hop presence and maybe a slight fruit and caramel side coming through as well.The flavor was very nice.malty up front with a mild but decent sweetness then it changes to a nice hoppy flavor with a medium bitterness and some mild caramel notes coming on as the brew warms up.I don’t know i think it’s a little under rated but i guess to each his own. hopdog (13191) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2005
22 oz bottle. Poured a deeper and lightly cloudy amber color with a large (4 finger) off white head. Aromas of caramel, juicy oranges, and some flowers. Stronger floral tasting with caramel, and citrus. I also got a light spiciness in the aroma towards the bottom of the bottle. Sweet with a lightly bitter hop finish. Reid (2673) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 21, 2005
22 oz bomber.
Very nice lookin amber in my pint shaker. Amber with red trints with a nice sized bubbly/frothy tan head, that goes fas but leaves nice laceing.
A very "caramel" aroma to this one almost to the point of butteryness actually quite inviting.
Again I liked the malty/toffee sweet flavour of this only broken up by a hint of bitterness as the mouthful vanishes down the throat.
Nice on the palte, sweet but not sickeningly so.
I liked this beer a nice laid back sweet amber!
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - OCT 13, 2005
Tap. Pours a deep copper-red color with a scant, cheesy head. No real lacing left behind. Aroma is nicely malty with a very health dose of earthy and floral hops. Medium bodied. Grossly undercarbonated, perhaps not the brewers fault but messes with the palate and appearance. Tends to be a bit cloying without bubbles. Nicely malty, bordering on sweet but not becoming sickly. Again, a healthy dose of citric hop bitterness in the middle and finish. Decent, need to try a bottle. Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 5, 2005
Pours a dark amber, small white head. Aroma is toasted malt and grassy hops. Flavor is sweet, and full of alcohol and astringent flavors, a little sweet malt to balance. JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2005
Fairly flat, reddish amber pour. Nectarine aroma with some flowers. Juicy fruit flavor with lemons, apples, limes and some caramel like sweetness. Finishes bitter. Sometimes I really like this and others times its passable. Still it’s another in th way of hoppy reds to come out of the west coast. Thanks André. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 26, 2005
(22oz bottle) Big beige head atop a cloudy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, floral, some caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, floral, lemon, some caramel, light herbal. Light-medium, clean body. The lemon does not work for me. BeerLimey (2155) - California, USA - JUL 24, 2005
Clear amber appearance, decent head formation. Malty aroma. Smooth, creamy palate, sugarry sweet malts, mild bite in the finish. Doesn’t live up to the "big" amber label.