patrick767 (4095) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 22, 2006
bottle - Pours up a cloudy amber color with a thin, fading head. The aroma is very light and malty. Flavor is of sweet caramel malts that are well balanced by a significant hops presence. The finish is suitably bitter. It has a smooth, medium bodied mouthfeel and overall is rather nice. I’d buy it again. PhysZac (69) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2006
On tap at Oaken Barrel. My favorite of the Oaken Barrel selection I have tried. Nice clear amber body. Perfect white head is small but creamy. Dry hop aroma has almost woodsy character. Green grass. Very light malt runs down tongue and turns to medium hoppy bitter. Bitter character sticks around enough to be called an aftertaste. A good, solid representation of central Indiana. Will seek out as a session beer. Tmoney99 (14854) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2005
Bottle. Dark amber color with a small creamy head that diminished slowly and produced good lacing. Medium sweet hoppy aroma. Medium body. Full hoppy flavor with a moderate bitter finish. Good refreshing brew. DarkElf (3066) - La Jolla, California, USA - NOV 17, 2005
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with atpayne, thanks Adam!) This seems like a pretty standard amber ale, somewhat sweet, malty, and caramely, but balanced by a lively hoppiness that is moderately bitter and tea-like. Sweet, light caramel, slight hops and some tea in the nose. Medium bodied, with a nicely carbonated, crisp and refreshing mouthfeel. Medium amber color is slightly hazy. Small, off-white head settles to a thin ring. Nothing too out of the ordinary, but pleasant and easy to drink without being boring. ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - NOV 6, 2005
Nose of grain and cereal, slightly floral. Pours a medium clear sparkling copper red. The average creamy off white head is mostly diminishing and leaves a light sheet of lace. The brew is well balanced with a hint of sweet citrus bite. The finish is average. The medium dry body is lively and feels dry at the finish.
mmmbeergood (14) - Elburn, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2005
On tap at the pub. This ale appears to be the obligatory standard ale that all brewpubs serve. A decent session beer but not noteworthy or memorable. TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2005
Yea, so this beer really isn’t that good. A bit more sour then I would like in a beer. I guess it will surfice for the night. atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - OCT 6, 2005
Pours a redish orange with small off white head. Aroma is malty, but not distinctive from most ambers. Carmel and slightly toasted malts. Has a sour malt character right up front on the palate and then a medium bodied carmel malt, followed by a bit of a hop kick, with a cascade feel. jahughey (65) - Franklin, Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2005
Could stand to be bigger. But overall pretty solid. Nice balance, light malty aroma and somewhat complex malt character, with just enough hop to balance the sweetness. Would be quite good with a little more of everything. SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - AUG 21, 2005
Rusty amber in color with a sweet caramel nose. The body is nicely balanced, drinkable and just plain good. A great session beer, that showcases the beauty of caramalt.