PalCabral (162) - - JUL 22, 2013mcberko (17328) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2017
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours hazy reddish brown with a beige-white thick head that slowly settled to a nice layer of scum throuout the session. Iíd call the beer color mahogany hadnít it been for the haziness of the beer. Iíd give it a 4 in appearance but the foam head pulls it up to a 5:er. The aroma is a lovely mix of crystal malts, maybe some melanoidin/aromatic malts as well, and some piney hops. The taste takes the aroma impression up one more level. The beer is sweet from the crystal malts, and I guess some roasted malts are souring it somewhat. The balance from the hoppy bitterness comes in the second wave, but they are thankfully not overwhelming, backing up the sweetness rather than taking over. The texture is so soft, itís delicious, and the beer reminds me of a belgian brune, albeit a bit lower in alcohol and with a less expressive yeast. Itís simply a wonderful beer of itsí type. Good work!
On tap at St. Augustineís, pours a clear dark amber / mahogany with a small off-white head. Aroma is subdued, with bready malt, a little caramel and very subdued resinous hops. Flavour is dry and malty, with a toasted bready malt base dominating, followed by a little dry caramel and a touch of resinous hop oils. Nicely structured enough but not particularly interesting. TimE (5793) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 28, 2016
Medium reddish color. Green bean coffee, apples and apricots in the nose. Moorish mouth very earthy rich with solid malt character and tons of hops. Decent stuff gyllenbock (9100) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2016
Sample at SBWF 2016.
Hazy light copper with a white head. Aroma of malt, some hops, caramel and cookies. Similar taste. The body was medium, as was the bitterness.
RobBestwick (922) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 27, 2016
Bottle. Sweet caramel aroma. Cloudy brown in colour with a small off white head with good lacing. Caramel flavour with some nice balancing citrus hop notes. Thick creamy texture. Very pleasant. slowrunner77 (11930) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 23, 2016
good for a fairly boring style - nutty, earthy aroma with faint citric hops. Taste is toast, earth and citrus, bread and nuts. Easy drinking and pleasant.
kevinator (2176) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Surprisingly enjoyed this. Aroma and flavors were bold, with earthy malts, nuttiness, toasted biscuit and a slight hop bite. Reddish-brown color with a huge foamy head. Weighty and full but not filling. chriszfat (84) - Lake stevens, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2016
From a bomber. Pours dark and slightly cloudy with medium head. Aroma is toffee and Carmel as advertised. Finish is on the sweet side with a little bit more malt than hops but one of the better ambers Iíve had. willisread (3306) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 29, 2016
Tap at DC Hama. Light pepper aromas with some caramel, toasted toffee and pine. Well-balanced on the palate with the caramel malt shining, but the nice peppery hops really stand out on the finish just enough to keep it interesting. Enjoyable. maekchu (3847) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 13, 2015
Tap at Brew Pub StarBoard (Rokko Beer Diner). Light roasty nose. Toasted malt initial, sweetish caramel in mid palate, some berry notes, and light bitterinbg in final. Medium body. Light nose. Pleasant balanced flavors. KyotoLefty (10207) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 12, 2015
No-li spin cycle red 7/3/7/3/14
Orange bron, low hed. Toasty caramel, bred, choco. Pine. Medium sweet, caramel, treacle, ok bitterness, some pine.