bhensonb (15093) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Bottle from Whole Foods in Folsom, CA. Pours slightly hazy copper with a slight white head. Aroma is more floral than anything. Med body or less. Flavor is lightly resin with floral. There’s lightly roasty caramel for background. A bit too towards amber I’d say, but it’s certainly drinkable. Has a nicely bitter finish. shadey (2125) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 26, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy melon orange with a quickly diminishing head of tight white bubbles. A small cake of head is all that remains inside of a ring around the edge of the glass. Aroma is floral and piney. Flavors are spicy bitterness from front to back. Not bad. Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2013
mahogany pour with a medium head.
aroma is burnt caramel, fruity, light resiny hop.
Thin watery body. caramel malt. thin resiny hop.
not enough going on in this one to keep it solid. JDBaker11058 (2153) - Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Appearance: medium amber brown, with a bit of muddy orange highlights, a short, slightly creamy tan head. Aroma: some grassy, lemony hops over a graham cracker malt base. Taste: as the aroma indicated. Finish: a little watery, but balanced. Notes: Decent enough, but not much to this beer at all.
j12601 (10955) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours an almost clear amber brown with a thin to medium sized white head. Big bitter hops on the nose, toast and a bit of malt. Smells a touch burnt oddly enough. Medium bodied, the weird burnt thing from the aroma comes back here, moving into a bitter malt and toast area. Bitter finish with a bit of malt and toast. Drinkable at least.
Hammy78 (973) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle picked up by a friend at Binny’s in Chicago. Pours a true copper with a finger of white head and some spots of lace. Nose is caramel malt and a touch of hop. Tastes malty and a little bitter. Jow (3897) - New York, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle from holiday mix 8. Pours crystal copper with thin quickly dissipating head. Nose of astringent citrus like bathroom air freshener. Tastes of lemon, resin,, malt, vanilla, and metal. Crit (3973) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2013
Cloudy amber,lasting beige head,intense bead.Light malt fore & mid.Very long medium hop bitter finish.Nicely balanced. User134089 (1644) - - JAN 13, 2013
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Manzanita pint glass
From: Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, Calif., on Jan. 5, 2013
Misc.: 15th anniversary of Schmaltz Brewing Company on bottle
Poured a caramel orange hazy color with two fingers of off-white head. Below average lacing. Good retention.
Smelled a nice mix of hops and malts. Got icy Cascade hops for sure and maybe rye hops, but there were more. Malts were caramel, toffee and honey among others. Seemed to be a bit earthy. An iced tea whiff and maybe even some sour apple.
Wet Cascade hops come in first with a bitter rye hop finish. In between are grainy, earthy malts along with honey and caramel. Not quite as good as the smell.
Medium body. Oily texture. Average-to-lively (above average) carbonation. Abrupt, bitter finish.
A pretty good beer. Surprised to find out it is listed as an APA. Would have though somewhere between a brown ale, amber or even an IPA. I’d definitely have it again. robforbes (2238) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2013
pours a clear pale brown with a large white head, and good lacing.
smell is of caramel, grain, hops, malt, and a touch of citrus.
taste is of caramel, grain, hops, some roasted malt, and a little citrus. ends bitter and somewhat dry.