Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2011
11.5oz bottle picked up at Jolly Pumpkin in Ann Arbor, MI. Pours a mostly clear, copper colored body with a thin, frothy, beige head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is fairly fruity and somewhat watery with a bit of a grainy toast, a touch of sweet and chewy caramel, and a light herbal hopping. Flavor is similar. Fruity with some grainy toast up front before a lightly sweetened caramel and herbal hopping comes in. Finishes pretty dry with a light toast and herbal bitterness along with some cardboard before leaving a medium length aftertaste with some florals coming out along with the grainy toast. Light body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty bland amber. Not terrible, but not good. Eh... shrubber85 (11618) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2011
Bottle. Light caramel malt and grass aroma. Amber color with nice head. Slightly sweet caramel malt and lightly bitter herbal hops flavor. Solid, nice tasting beer. DiarmaidBHK (5920) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2011
Draft at Jolly Pumpkin. Pours coppery with a thin white head and a fair amount of carbonation. A bit of malt on the nose a bit of fruitiness on the tongue. Clean finisher. Solid starter beer. patrick767 (4197) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2011
draft in Ann Arbor - Pours a clear medium amber color with a small head. It smells mostly of caramel. The flavor is sweet caramel malt with mild hops in a light to medium bodied, bubbly brew. It’s okay. johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a very small off white head. Toasted malt aroma with a hint of caramel and fruit. Big malty flavor with sourdough and roasted nuts. Dry texture with average carbonation. A very drinkable amber.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2011
12oz bottle, purchased for $1.66 from Dutch’s. Clear, amber color. What little head there is, it is very bubbly and active. Lots of bubbles on the side of the glass. The malt, despite it’s too-light body, is actually pretty decent though. It’s toasted and savory, delivering a nice umami taste. ganache (6057) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2017 Bottle. Nose is sweet. Copper pour with a rocky white head. Light-bodied, crackery taste, low bitterness and restrained sweetness, a little dust and sort of dirty. Minimal, minimal hop presence. Very easy-drinking, plain. [2011.08.09: 2.5]Nephilium (1821) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Bottle marked 03/29/2017. Nose deeply malty, brown and amber malts with dough and earth, some scorch, some crystal malt. Pour a beautiful ruby-copper with a beige head. Taste malty, very nutty, sweet berry notes with ever-present caramel, low but persistent bitterness, only lightly sweet for balance. Flabby fullish body, subtle hops with dough and citrus, subtle prickle. An easy drinker, either fresher than the last bottle or theyve improved the recipe. [2017.06.01: 3.2]
A mild bready aroma starts this beer off. It pours a clear amber, with just a dusting of head. Very mild toasted flavor, with a touch of sweetness. There’s not really any hop bitterness in this beer. Mild and inoffensive, but nothing special. mcnealc31 (258) - Elida, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2011
Nice, crisp amber color. Not much of a head. Just one smell has you knowing you’re going to be in for something different. There is a ton of flavor in this Siren. Lots of malt, caramel, toasted bread, some hops in the finish. Big, round mouthfeel. There’s a bit of a dry, bitter finish.
Tons of flavor, well balanced, and a bigger feel than you’d expect. A very good amber ale. aracauna (3682) - Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Had this at Jolly Pumpkin Ann Arbor. Clear amber color. Sweet caramel in the flavor with a lingering finish. Light sweetness. Moderate bitterness.