bth122 (1567) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle. Pours a copper color with small head. Big caramel malt aroma. Average carbonation. Medium body. Light hops. Malty backbone with caramel notes. Ok.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone DrNosha (2347) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - DEC 1, 2015
12oz Flasche. Braunes Bier mit beigem Schaum. Sehr malziges Aroma. Toffee und Kuchen. Geschmack auch erst malzig und süss, dann Hopfenbittere im Abgang. geologyguy (1602) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Very very sweet malty smell, taste is also quite malty with a touch of bitterness...pretty much one dimentional ...more bitter than I’d like bergstaden (2982) - Røros, NORWAY - SEP 11, 2015
Light amber with a white head - Malty aroma with hints of hops - Malty body with some caramel notes and some hop bitterness - malty finish with caramle and hints of hop bitterness - This was nice superspak (5596) - Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2015
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy reddish copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness/toffee, pear, apple, herbal, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness/toffee, pear, apple, herbal, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness/toffee, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly creamy/bready, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this a very good English style amber ale. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
drjay44 (3711) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained, ivory head, with slight lacing, over a slightly hazy, dark amber (SRM 14) body......nose is toasted malts with biscuit, bread crust notes, light hops spice, no esters, balanced.......taste is lightly sweet, with toffee/caramel notes, cereal malts, no esters, becoming bitter, which lingers, balance to the malts.....mouth feel light of medium body, no alcohol, light carbonation. This is a moderately hoppy Amber Ale. Overall it is a bit light in both the malt and hop backbones. More caramel crystal malt and a more floral hop would help correct. BJCP 7/3/12/4/6 tightslice (1313) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Your basic malt-and-hops-you-made-a-beer-in-your-garage-type beer. I’ll take it. penstemon (224) - Washington, USA - APR 17, 2015
Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma is a bit of oxidation, biscuit and cereal, a slight herbal hop component, and a mild fruity sweetness. Taste is mostly cereal and herbal hops with slight caramel and low-med bitterness. Medium body with sort of a strange viscousness to it, fizzy carb, dry finish. Bitterness is a little too long and astringent considering there is not much hop flavor. Bacterial (2999) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2015
Consumed straight from the bottle, which might be at least several months old. Its not bad - perhaps bottle conditioning helps give this a longer shelf life? Easy drinking, mildly malty, a touch of bitterness and hops. Not bad at all. danielyabu (1658) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - JAN 21, 2015
small frothy white head. fair lacing. mostly diminishing. translucent average-density light amber body. aroma: moderate malt, caramel, light hoppy, maple syrup. if: heavy sweet. ff: moderate sweet bitter; long duration. palate: medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation, metallic finish. Pesado Dulçor maltado lembra também Karo. Amargor de lúpulo surge para equilibrar no final do gole. O amargor de malte e lúpulo são balanceados e se auxiliam mutuamente, como previsto no BJCP. 30 s