drsandman (1577) - New York, USA - SEP 5, 2017 MaltOne (375) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle description fits pretty well. Pours clear copper red with a shallow and brief head. Aroma initially had the distinctive banana aroma which receded over time - evolved to a more generic yeastyness - banana spice bread. Flavors nicely balanced, with mildly dry spicey finish. Overall, probably one the better ambers for more taste.
Very very aged bottle (2011), thanks to the Duke. Pours deep amber red, off white head. Aroma is raisin, malty, caramel, prune, tea. Flavor is sweet candied fruit, malt, cherry. Medium/full bodied sweet amber mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Dave..amber/brown pour with a fluffy white head..aroma of spices..hoppy,spicy,earthy..nice winter style ale. slowrunner77 (12466) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"courtesy of pfoxyjohn. for a style that usually lack punch, this was a tasty sessionable alternative. rich malts combined with just enough floral hops makes this one stand out from the crowd (of reds and ambers at least). Blew away the Bells Amber I had the other day..." Patrickctenchi (6665) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Deep amber with a thick, light tan head.
Scent is sweet caramel, nuts, spice.
Creamy caramel, apple malts...
Thick and sweet,
Mild, holiday-style spicing.
Very good. 78samh (287) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 22, 2014
12 oz bottle pours copper with a little head. Aroma is malty and fruity. Taste is a bit different for the style. A little spicy. Good bitterness. Thin body and a moderately bitter finish. Not bad.
shrubber85 (11506) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle. Lactic caramel malt aroma. Clear amber with with large off-white head. Mildly sweet apple and very light caramel malt flavor. Lightly bitter hay finish. Okay but malt flavor pretty subdued. rumproasts (5478) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2014
bottle. Amber with one finger head. Medium malt body. This strikes me as very earthy with a fair amount of crystal malt. I think it’s rather well done, but the flavors are not ones that I enjoy much.
bwa5879 (949) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Dark amber pour with very thin layer of offwhite head and light lacing. Slightly roasted aroma, some carmel, grain, metallics and cream. Overall on the sweet side and very euro. Average carbonation, lighter mouthfeel and sour somewhat filmy finish. Nice carmel and bready malt flavor, very earthy, slightly floral, roasty chocolate that’s very evenly blended with euro metallic hops, a little melon too. Great amber with german flare. HughConway (831) - Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours amber, off white head. Carmel aroma, taste is sweet clear carmel malt, nice finish. Overall a solid beer. Frank (4220) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2014
This is an amber in the old American craftbrew style. To me, this means it is a malty beer and not just a slightly darker APA. All of these beer styles are great, it is just my wont to classify things. Ignore me if you wish. This one in particular has a nice copper color to it and a small head that nonetheless leaves a good bit of lace behind. The nose has a lightly floral note which seems to come from hops but the flavor is all about the malt. There is a solid caramel and toffee backbone and just a small amount of sweetness. The carbonation is crisp across the tongue and there is just a touch of earthy hop bitterness in the finish which serves to accent the malt. This is a nicely put together beer and a good example of the style.