LilBeerDoctor (3930) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Bottle. Pours a cloudy light brown with a small white head. Aroma is hugely diacetyl (buttery popcorn). Really can’t get anything else. Flavor is more diacetyl with peppery spices and some bitterness in the finish. Watery, weak palate. This is bad...drain pour...
5/3/5/3/11 (2.7/5) fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Bottle. Aroma very unique, roses, mint, grapefruit, marshmallow, some sort of minty candy. Flavor starts quite sweet and malty but is joined by an herbal tartness and straight bitterness. A bit watery. This one was odd. So odd in fact that I clearly had a terribly difficult time describing what the hell I was tasting. Though nothing about it was too offensive, I can’t imagine this is the beer that was originally designed... nramsburg (259) - New York, New York, USA - APR 12, 2009
Cloudy amber color. Yeasty nose with some citrus action - I get lemon.
Pretty smooth upfront, with an under layer of raisin flavor. Medium body that fades to a creamy finish.
I like this beer, and it’s definitely one of the better ones from McNeill’s. altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2009
Bottle in Northfield, MA. Amber body with slight head. Orange and citrus nose. Flavours of fruits, orange, grapefruit and citrus. Hoppy. Some spiciness in the finish. Enjoyable. rocbyter (2123) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Refrehing spicy aroma lightly minty. Cloudy amber color with a large off white head. Moderate to mild sweet malt beginning with a tangy finish. Light palate.
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - DEC 9, 2008
(Bottle). Nice citrus orange aroma. Cloudy dark orange body, off-white head. Medium sweet flavor, mild grapefruit, malt, some toasty nuts. Very enjoyable. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2008
(Draught) Pours an amber body with a small white head. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, light floral, and nuts. Flavor of nuts, caramel, breadiness, mild hops, and toasted malt. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2008
A rather hoppy amber ale that was not as clean as I could have hoped.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Generous toasty aspirations. Interesting dried fruits sweetness. Drying out rapidly.
Rather soapy hop character undermines the earthy, sweet and caramelized malt qualities. Quite a fruity ale, but not very clean with an oldish yeast feel that feels metallic and.. mushroomy?.
Pours a hazy amber with a large foamy/bubbly off white head that left lacing. Aroma of caramel, mixed citrus, sugary malt, floral notes and other mixed fruits. Flavors of caramelt malt, nuts, mixed fruit, some light hop bitterness, honey, citrus and hop flavor. Beerdedone (3401) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2007
Sampled at brewery. Pours a hazy amber with a off white head. Aroma of caramel malts, grains, citrus and a hint of brown sugar. Flavor is a nice balanced of caramel malts and fruity hops with a clean bitter finish. a decent brew