Tessic (1282) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2006
This ale pours a nice dark amber colour with a creamy tan head. I can get a little floral fruityness to the nose, maybe figs?
First taste was very good with nice hoppy flavour with caramel and ???
Slightly bitter on the finish with the hops shining through on the palate on the end. fiulijn (21558) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2007 2007-09-22, bottle at Stockholm Beer Festival, 7-4-7-3-13=34hopdog (13374) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2006
Beautiful red-amber color. Too cold, but then some nice caramel and hop aroma, comes out, a bit fruity and resiny. The body is a bit harsh, almost dry, even if not strong enough, with some caramel flavor and a good hopping. Not bad, but also not convincing.
2006-01-27, bottle, 6-3-7-4-13=33
Amber color. Balanced Amber Ale, with a good caramel character, quite bitter, malty, roasted touch.
12oz bottle acquired in trade with BlankBoy (thanks!). Poured a medium and see through amber color with a huge (5 finger) sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, citrus, biscuity, lightly spicy and all around earthy. Tastes of caramel, citrus, lightly spicy, and lightly grassy. Body a tad on the thinner side. ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 30, 2006
Bottle thanks to HogTownHarry. Pours an orange with a moderately fizzy thin head. Aroma is nice, hops caramel and a bready nose. Tastes like a lot of american pales when you get down to it. I couldn’t discern the 5 malts completely, as the flavor goes away very quickly. I feel like either I missed a few things in this beer, or it’s slightly overrated. Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2006
Bottle: Courtesy of HogTownHarry via trade. Aroma of caramel and nuts with flower and citrus hops. Pours a bright transparent abmer with a small soapy off-white head that fades to a ring somewhat quickly. Starts with light caramel and hints of citrus hops. Finishes with lots of woody, piney, and flowery bitterness and some hints of nuttiness. Lacking in balance.
cheaphead (6) - pefferlaw, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2006 does not count
this ale pours creamy, orange in colour.
very malty , slighty fruity , full flavoured as the appearance suggests.
finish ligers and reminds you you just drank this beer . biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2006
Crystal clear deep amber with a 1/2" fast collapsing head. Pungent toasted grain and relatively complex hop aroma with spicy, earthy and citrus notes. Lightly tart and carmelly in flavor. Moderate hop presense finishing with a balanced bitterness. Has some astringenct. Not bad. Ungstrup (39264) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2006
A hazy dark orange beer with a thin orange head. The aroma is sweet hoppy combined with notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet malty and well hoppy, combined with notes of caramel, leading to a dry hoppy and bitter end. gilvanblight (825) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2006
Wow for a Canadian beer I didn’t expect much. Tons of aroma, of malt and spice. Nice thick head that lingered over a sienna coloured pour that was disapointingly clear. Very full taste, very malty with a good amount of spice. Some pale late like bitterness that I could do without (cascade hops?). This really blew away my expectations. There is a bitter bitting aftertaste that grows as the beer continues that is less than pleasant. At the end it stuck unpleasantly on the tongue way to long. The aftertaste killed this one, I was really enjoying it until then. turg (156) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 1, 2006
Bottle 355ml. Appearance: amber colour with white head. Aroma: malt, caramel, fruity, . Flavor: Malty, caramel sweet. Thank Pootzboy