Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 12, 2017
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a cloudy red to brown color with a film of a little white head. Subtle stringy lace.
The aroma had some caramel/toffee malts and some earthy hops.
The flavor cued up those malts fairly sweet to linger with the earthy hop bitterness. Became somewhat dry with a touch of roast in the aftertaste and followed through in the finish.
The feel was just a tad under than medium bodied with a pretty good sessionability about it. Good carbonation and the ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, pretty good amber ale that I could have again. AirForceHops (7144) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Draft @ Martha’s.16 oz. Nose is mild pine hops, herbs, dark bread, light toffee. Flavor, is a direct reflection of the aroma. The herb note is a bit strange. Well balanced and really easy to drink. Body is on the thin side. Medium bodied with correct carbonation. Not a bad beer at all, simple and straight forward. johnnnniee (4285) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 26, 2012
On tap at the source,
Comes to the table a murky cloudy red brown color with a small creamy off white head the shows moderate retention and lace. Smells of caramel malt, toffee, and a bit of earthy hops. The flavor is also filled with caramel and toffee, with hints of chocolate and an earthy hop bite. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a creamy oily mouthfeel. The ugliest beer I ever enjoyed. Really cloudy, but a nice red (I think) ale. TaktikMTL (7733) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2010
En fût. Verre de dégustation directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Légère odeur de caramel et d’houblons. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée foncée légèrement voilée. Présence d’une mince col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel avec une pointe houblonnée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #3155) mcox90 (2077) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 14, 2010
On tap at Marthas. Pours a deep red/amber color with a 2 finger creamy off white head. Lots of lace. Sweet malt nose with subtle hop aromas. Nice, smooth palate with just enough carbonation. Easy drinking. Sweet caramel malt flavor with a somewhat bitter hop finish.
Fred82 (2315) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2010
On tap at Martha’s Exchange Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2009
Appearance : Hazy amber with a small head.
Aroma : Caramel, sweet malt and a bit roasty. some hops.
Taste : Sweet and leafy hops.
Overall : Quite fruity and very easy drinking. Nice hoppy and fruity profile. Great beer.
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2010 In short: A toasted, moderately caramelized and moderately hopped session ale. Good session beer.fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2006
How: Re-rate for Cask at brewpub.
The look: Clear red-copper body topped by a medium beige head
In long: Unusually hoppy nose for a so called “amber ale”. A standard malt profile with a flavour of toasted bread with some caramel. Nothing original, not much caramel, just a solid and adequate not-too-sweet backbone. A good amount of hops that to me felt like a cross between the leafy hops of an English ESB and the sandy coniferous (chinook-like) American hops. Not intense, not very bitter, but very adequate for this quaffable session ale. Smooth carbonation with a lot of big soft bubbles. “Amber ale” is usually synonymous with “boring” but once in a while you can come across an interesting one. Maybe one day I’ll meet a cool city council accountant.
This beer coming from the cask served cask temp, I was excited to see what this beer was going to offer. It poured a very dark amber that left a thin lace. The smell is awesome, packed with a wallop of toffee, chocolate, caramel, strong vanilla presence very sweet smelling. The taste was well under expectation considering the nose of this brew. It starts with a bitter hop feel on the palate laced with a tannic tanginess. The body is lacking, somewhat watery when compared to the nose. When an aroma is that powerful all your senses get going and the palate is ready to taste but it feel far short of what I expected.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 11, 2005
Copper in color with a small white head. aroma of bready malt and hops. Good balance between hops and malt.,faint grapefruit and caramel. Finishes dry and bitter. Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 10, 2002
On tap: Lively carbonation, sweet start, bitter finish. Has a really good malt backbone. There is something unique about this beer that I couldn’t pin down.