spilledpint (352) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from Trader Joe’s, Chapel Hill
Ar: Somewhat subdued aroma of dark toffee, malt aroma up front.
Ap: Pours a clear light copper body with a 1" frothy white head. Decent retention.
T: Moderate caramel sweetness up front. Finish has moderate bitterness, a touch of resin.
P: Medium body with moderate carbonation.
O: Nice, straight forward amber.
blutt59 (6558) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at GSO, copper color with no head, caramel aroma with some caramel and nickel flavor, light finish
Brewbie (479) - New York, USA - APR 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. light caramel, little hops. decent beer if ordinary, a little thin tasting
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Rated 3/24/13. Portion of a 12 oz bottle poured into a Hunahpu’s snifter. From notes.
A: Pours a clear amber/copper color, with a rather dinky-looking white head. Looks pretty good regardless.
S: All I pick up here is some unsweetened caramel.
T: The faintest twang of fruity esters builds to a caramel-y finish. Extremely unassuming.
M: Crisp, dry, and light. If you’re going to showcase little in the way of flavor on the palate, this is how you do it.
O: Nothing wrong with this per se...it’s just so bland, though. Really just one step up from BMC in my opinion.
prawlie (1564) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Natty Greenes’ in Greensboro. Red-orange, clear. Dry, lightly bitter. A little metallic, a bit rough.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at a Carolina Hurricanes game. Average amber pour. Nose is sweet bread, toffee, and light caramel. Some very mild hops. The kind of beer that feels like the style is just "beer." Nondescript but not horrible.
AndyW68 (1525) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not offensive. Not impressive. Orange gold and limited white head. Aroma is a little musty/malty. Tastes like a decent amber that has gone flat or been watered down.
Mschuier (14) - - FEB 6, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber copper. From bottle slight smell. Nothing special about beer. Medium body and taste. Low head rather foamy.
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Garbageman (487) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From tap at Brewery. Pours a nice copper color with small head. Aroma was caramel a slight hop. Taste was all sweet caramel malt with a little bittering.
can8ianben (1519) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish amber color with a white frothy head. Little hop presence - mostly sweet caramel malt notes. Faint dry finish.