Bacchus66 (510) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2017 KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The pour was a cloudy medium brown with a reddish hue and had an average sized (1-2 finger) off white frothy head that lasted a little while, leaving behind some residue that lasted throughout thus producing some excellent lacing that was left sticking to the glass.
The aroma was of a cookie like malt, a moderate dose of herbal hops and a mild sweet yeast with notes of caramel, toffee and had a slight nutty presence with a mild alcohol tinge.
It tasted slightly bitter with a hint of toffee and a slight nuttiness at first then became nice and malty and very lightly sweet with a note of caramel and a moderate hop presence at the end. The flavor stuck around for a nice long while, allowing for the flavor of lingering hops to be totally appreciated.
Mouthfeel was just a tad below medium in body and mildly dry in texture with a medium carbonation.
Overall a nice sweet malty brew with a nice emphasis on hops at the finish.
Draft, takeover at ADT. Clear amber brown with a full off-white head. Nice malt, bread aroma. Smooth malt flavors, bread, light caramel. Nicely. Slanted finish. Solid if mild amber. hershiser2 (3410) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2017
Bottle from Total Wine, South Richmond. Pours red with a small beige head. Aroma is caramel malts, light grasses, light leaves. Flavor is nearly identical. Caramel followed by some leafy bitterness and minor grass. Plain but drinkable. ChadPolenz (1827) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2017
DOB: 3/24/17ManVsBeer (10650) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2017
2015 BJCP Category: 19A American Amber Ale
AROMA: Moderately strong hop character (citrus, floral). Some malt sweetness. Noticeable oxidation character. 7/12
APPEARANCE: Beautiful deep clear copper color. Large off-white foam retains and laces well. 3/3
FLAVOR: Moderate malty sweetness with caramel and toffee (to a lesser extent). Firm hop presentation with earthy/citrusy flavors and moderate dry bitterness. Caramel taste emerges briefly on the finish before fading away cleanly. Slight lemon sherry flavor due to oxidation. 13/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body with medium carbonation. Quite smooth and easily drinkable. Feels rather light for 5.6% ABV. 3/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Has what you want in an amber ale - just not enough of it. 6/10
TOTAL SCORE: 32/50
Bottle from Harris Teeter, Hampstead, North Carolina. Dark clear amber with a thin head. Has a strong hoppy tropical fruitiness. Padedze (49) - - MAY 20, 2017
Part of a 4 beer flight at TJ Stone , Washington DC in May 2017. Not a bad beer but not me.
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jflopsu (1626) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2017
Pours a dark rust orange-amber with white head. A watered down aroma of caramel and malts. A caramel, fruit, and malt aroma with some grain. A grainy and sweet caramel malt aftertaste. steelhead3686 (270) - Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2017
This one poops a very rich almost deep red, but it’s clear and clean with a slightly toasted head. It doesn’t have an overwhelming aroma, but what it does have is a nice even blend of malts. The evenness continues in the taste with its lights bitterness and sweetness. It’s a light bodied beer with a thin but somewhat fizzy body. I’m not a big fan of amber ales, but this is one that I could certainly see myself drinking regularly. altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Bottle from Chevy Chase Wine and Liquor. Dark red body with medium head. Nose is sweet, malty, plummy. Taste is malts, caramel, plums. Creamy texture, with toasty finish. Pretty good. Larry_Duffman (551) - - AUG 21, 2016
I poured it from the bottle into a glass. It pours a nice red with an off-white head. The aroma is caramel and herbal hops. The taste is caramel, bread, and tea. It’s smooth and easy-drinking. The sweetness is subtle and nicely balanced with a slight bitterness. bvbunited (72) - Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2016
This is a great beer, it is smooth with a great balance of hops and malt. The color is good and I would recommend it to anyone