blee3 (5) - USA - JAN 26, 2010 does not count
First had a taste of this ale on tap at the Gren bay (Austin Straubel) Airport. Excellent taste, better aftertaste, with fruity head. Now routinely have relatives bring several 12 packs to NJ yearly as a nive sumer treat. mikemccarthy (91) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2012
Pours a clear copper with a thin, white head that stays. Good lacing. A full and gently effervescent mouthfeel. Balanced taste. Good beer.
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UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 This one surprised me. Appearance is a ruddy color with nice amounts of off white lacing. Aroma is nice notes of caramel, some moderate hop fruitiness, and some slight spice. Taste is much the same with some nice fruitiness and caramel intertwined. This is probably one of the best amber ales I have had in a long time.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Aroma was mostly a caramel sauce malt,not a lot of hops like you get in most American ambers lately, flavor again is that caramelly maltingwith a slight background of grainey hops,very different animal then one would expect from this style DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Pours a deep amber (go figure) with thin white head. A lot of lacing is left. Aroma is malty and sweet. The taste is full of malts up front, then some caramel and roasted notes come in before a slightly hoppy finish. Not too bad!
patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 21, 2012
bottle - Pours dark amber-brown with an off white head. It has a toasted caramel malt aroma. The flavor is of rich toasted caramel malt with a solid, bitter balance. It’s medium bodied and finishes with some good bitterness. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2007
On tap at Hinterland. Poured a brilliant medium caramel with a short, well-retained cap of sticky white head.. solid dose of rising carbonation too. Aroma picked up sweet, lightly-toasted caramel with some darker fruits at the core.. dusty with a bit of detergent on the back. Flavor was of moderately sweet caramel and darker fruits again.. light floral bitter accents worked well with a light hit of citrus at the finish. Well-balanced and light-medium bodied.. mild bitterness. Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2008
Pours a dark amber color with a thin white head, and minimal lacing Aroma is roasted malts, some caramel, a bit of chocolate and spice. Taste is much the same with a bit of citrus.
tmoreau (4290) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2009
Enjoyed during a closed door tasting session in Green Bay with the brewer, Joe Karls. Poured a deep copper/amber with a modest, white, bubbly foam head and light streaks of lacing. The aroma offered some light esters, a little graininess, smooth malt and a touch of caramel. The flavor continued these adding some malt sweetness and subtle hop bitterness. A medium bodied beer that finished pleasantly dry. A solid and long standing offering from Hinterland. esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 21, 2010
Reddish copper with a medium off-white head. Aroma of heavy caramel, dark fruits, light grassy hops and a touch of chocolate. Taste is very sweet and grainy. Caramel and dark fruits prevail with a smattering of citrus and the aforementioned grains. Just a shade of bitterness. Overall, not to bad, a bit maltier than I had expected, but has more character than most ambers on the market.