hauxe (937) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - JUL 20, 2017 foyle (428) - Wyoming, USA - SEP 2, 2013
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Appearance: pours with a 1" off white sudsy heads that recedes quickly. Faint lacing only. Color is a slightly cloudy amber with small amount of carbonation streaming.
Aroma: sweet barley malt syrup, toasted wheat bread, some earthy hop spice as well.
Mouthfeel: light and watery with a dry finish.
Flavor: mild flavor, I expected more in the taste based on the aroma. Bland is the best way I can describe the flavor. There is not much of the expected caramel sweetness from an amber ale. Hard to find something good to say about this one.
Pours amber from the bottle. Moderate foamy crown. The aroma is honey with floral notes. Taste is caramel sweet, a touch of toffee, mild herbal notes that counterbalance the sweetness. Stays the same through the finish. Simple, but still decent. Barreras (1689) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JAN 15, 2017
Pours a light copper and amber mixed color with a light sweet toffee aroma. Taste has minor toast notes with a sweet toffee flavor. A very simple but clean and refreshing beer. Nice easy drinking beer that quenched my palate. George999 (466) - Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2016
From bottle, the pour is clear and a perfect amber color with thin white head that dissipates to nothing. The aroma is caramel light hops. The taste is caramel in light to medium roast malts. This is a very drinkable amber ale with a great caramel sweetness throughout the beer. The mouthfeel is medium and smooth. stevoj (5569) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 22, 2016
Draft at Boise Fry Company. Lots of lively carbonation, negligible head. Medium amber body highlights the malts, mildly sweet throughout. Kind of sticky finish. Solid amber. Strykzone (7659) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2016
12 ounce bottle from hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. A bright amber beer that has a one finger of gold tinted foam atop. Not very much in the aroma. A little yeast and fruit. The flavors brings that plus that amber maltiness. A little caramel. Light bitterness. Everything is soft in the flavor.
hayduke (5677) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 17, 2016
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Pours amber with and off white head. Nose of caramel malts and light fruit. Medium body and a smooth, almost soft mouth feel. Basically malts, with some light fruit and nuts, and a little earthiness in the finish. Easy drinking and full of flavor. Not complicated but still enjoyable. bartzluke (598) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 21, 2015
12 oz pour from chilled bottle into shaker pint. Pours a rich amber, clear, with lots of carbonation and a fizzy white head. Malty, biscuity, yeasty nose. Medium creamy body. Bready, biscuity, and a little buttery. A little sweet and rich. Otherwise light and drinkable. A good amber ale. brandon1989 (691) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Pours a hazy Amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma is malts and breadiness. The taste is more of the same. Darkmagus82 (2303) - - DEC 2, 2014
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a clear slightly red tinted amber color with a small head of pure white foam. The head has a very light level of retention, fading quickly to leave a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is an odd mix of sweet and somewhat gristy wheaty smells. The sweet is of a more caramel nature with the wheaty smells having hints of a more hay-like nature mixed within. A little bit of fruity peach and apricot smell as there as well as well as a little bit of a spent grain smell. Overall, not really an all that pleasant mix of smells.
Taste – The taste begins with a mix of a sweeter fruit and caramel taste along with a little bit of light roasted malt and bready flavor. The sweeter fruit flavors are a mix of cherry and plum, but these are light in comparison to the caramel. As the taste moves forward, the caramel grows more intense and is joined by a more buttery toffee flavor at the expense of the fruit. A little bit of a more woody and slightly gristy spent grain flavor come to the tongue at the end, leaving a rather oddly sweet, woody, and slightly stale grainy taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side for a brew of 5.5 % abv with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. A decent feel for the odd mix of flavors, but nothing too special.
Overall – Nothing too great here in my opinion. A little to gristy and stale tasting with a rather odd mix of flavors. It lacks balance, so not really one I would want to go to again.
bytemesis (9219) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Tap. Pours clear amber, beige head, decent lacing. Aroma is faintcaramel. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, a bit metallic. Medium body. Meh