HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2009
12oz bottle: Pours a mostly clear copper with a small tan head that lingers. The aroma is chocolate. The flavor is dark fruit with raisins and figs. The palate is medium and almost soapy. While I’m not a Scottish Ale fan, I’ve had a number that are better. BetterRedFred (65) - Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Lots of chocolate in this one, especially for an amber. Sort of an Irish Stout meets and Irish Red IMO. Balanced and tasty for a change pace, but certainly nothing to go out of your way for. Sam Adams Irish Red tastes better, is easier to find, and costs less. Need I say more? Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2009
On tap at the Saloon in Minturn, CO. Pours a muddy brown colored, clear body with a dense and foamy, finger-width tan head that dissipates slowly and remains pretty nicely laced. Aroma of sweet and toasty malt with a light nuttiness. Hint of earthy and fruity hops. Flavor is very pleasing and well balanced. Sweet, malty, and nutty with a light toasty caramel. Finishes sweet and gentle with a light earthy hop touch. Aftertaste is quick on the hops, but a sweet and bold maltiness sticks around for awhile. Palate is medium to full and round. Overall, a really nice session beer. Enjoyed this one quite a bit on tap. Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber with a one finger foamy white head that leaves nice lacing. The nose is light caramel and mellow dark fruits. The taste is caramel, toasted nuts and light earthy hops. Lighter bodied. Easy drinker, but nothing special. highibus (823) - Vail, Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Pours a crystal clear reddish amber with thin white head. Decent lacing though. Nice malty aroma with a hint of hops. I really like the balance of this beer. It is sweet but the dry finish snaps that up real quick. And just the right hop bitterness rounds the whole thing out. Not bad.
Lubiere (14240) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2009
A golden amber ale with a thin white head. A pleasant crisp floral hops aroma with light caramel malt. In mouth, a light ale with a nice balance of malt and bitterness. Tasted at Mondiale 2007. NachlamSie (3595) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2009
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dwaggs2 (1298) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - FEB 24, 2009
On tap at the Cherry Cricket who, incedentally, has life-changing hamburgers. Pours a dark red with a nicely frothy white head. The aroma is musty with suggestions of aroma, wood, and earth. A fair amount of Euro hop bite is present. Pretty smooth, slick palate. A lot of hearty wooden character is in the flavor and comforting bready malts. The finish is sort of bitter with faint metallic notes. This is pretty straight forwards session brew.
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a little head to it. Aroma is sweet malts. Taste is nuts and citrus flavors. Very smooth and drinkable. hellbilly (3306) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2009
on tap at papago...
pours a slightly hazed ruby amber copper color with a foamy white head.
this smells really toasty and malty with touches of nuts, citrus and earthy mildly spicy woodiness.
these notes carry through to the flavor... to go along with them are hints of chocolate, grass, orange skins with a scant amount of the pith still on them, some pine (not resinous) and a slightly tongue numbing dry hoppy finish. it’s very crisp in the mouth and quite refreshing as many in this style tend to be too sweet. medium bodied session beer which pairs great with food... 7/4/7/3/15/3.6
agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Deep amber color...fluffy head. Floral aroma with a slight sweetness. Sweet malt flavor in the front...mouthfeel is somewhat crisp. Noticeable taste of hops blends into the back...finish is long, and a tad dry. Overall, a very well balanced, tasty brew.