Sledutah (7527) - Utah, USA - MAY 3, 2017
On tap at the brewery bytemesis (8423) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Pours clear amber with a small off-white head, light lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, nutty and caramel. Flavor of toasted malts, caramel, bisquity and nutty
Tap. Pours quite hazy hazel, small beige head, decent lacing. Aroma is malty, nutty. Flavor is light sweet, very light bitter, malty, nutty, a bit smoky, lightly acidic. Medium body. Drinks like a so so Scottish. brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Hazy amber pour with a white head. Watery aroma, grass, yeast, and lots of apple. Sort of a solvent aroma, some bread, toast, and lemon zest tartness. There’s a lot of lemon/sourness, grass, yeast, and apple skin. A bit of solvent character, bread, grass, and sort of an under-attenuated finish. SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Growler thanks to larryLSB. One of the better ambers that I’ve had in awhile. Not a west coast red ala Hop Head or Red Rocket, but a nice woody-spicy hop aroma and flavor to counter a nutty, bread crust, and caramel-toffee malt profile. Lightly fruity with some raisin sweetness. Medium-light on the bitterness and pretty balanced in the finish with a definite nuttiness. Medium in body with smooth carbonation that the growler format probably helped out on. An amber that non-hopheads will like that still has an interesting hop profile and good balance. larryLSB (533) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Poured from growler, darker brown with reddish hue, medium light tan head.
Malty nose with a subtle roasted sweetness, Taste was mild, lightly sweet and bitter, medium bodied with a bit of an oily texture. Good carbonation with a somewhat bitter finish,.
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 15, 2010
I had this on tap at the Jack’s in San Ramon. Some malt, some hops, good balance. fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Poured medium amber brown, dark caramel malts, earthy hops, little nutty, little thin. AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Pours attractive clear ruddy brown with a thin light tan head. Light caramel sweetness in the nose and flavor with a bit of earthiness from the subtle hop profile. Solid Amber, though not a favorite style. bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Draft. Rich amber beer with a light cream colored head. light cocoa and malt aroma. Light cocoa flavor with some nuttiness. Medium bodied. malt and light cocoa lingers. Some backing hops to balance. italarican (1550) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Draft from a sampler at the San Ramon brewpub. A good looking pour of deep bright cranberry. Not much else going on. A little caramel malt in the nose and the flavor, but surprisingly little else. A tad watery.