ChadPolenz (1842) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2016 HonusWagner (2208) - Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The portrait of the slightly better than average red ale that is so widely proliferated these days. I wouldn’t go out of my way to drink this beer again but its fine and better than a lot of other stuff in the marketplace. Just boring, good for new drinkers.
2015 BJCP Category: 19A American Amber AleNallePalle (665) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2016
NOTE: Bottled version seems to be completely different recipe from draught version which is an Irish Red.
AROMA: Quite sweet with prominent caramel presence. Faint citrusy hops. 8/12
APPEARANCE: Mostly clear copper/amber hue. Pours to a small beige foam. Little lacing or retention. 1/3
FLAVOR: Plenty of caramelized malt presence makes for a sweet palette. Some toffee too. Bitterness is noticeable, but fairly mild overall. Some graham cracker flavor in background. Citrusy hops are faint. Not bad, but not really to spec 11/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium body and carbonation. Smooth. Mostly clean finish. 4/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Much sweeter than the average Amber/Red ale, though this bottle is about 4 months old. Probably good fresh, but this is decent 6/10
TOTAL SCORE: 30/50
Bottle, 12 fl oz, Trader Joe’s, Ft Lauderdale FL. Decent, a bit disappointing with respect to aroma, a bit dull. CofStout47 (26) - Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2015
Draft. Pours hazy red. Aroma of grains and malt. Taste of malts and tobacco. Unpleasant aftertaste. PhillyBeer2112 (2876) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Draft. Meh. Caramelized malts and tobacco herbal and earthy hops. The hops are somewhat dominant in this otherwise very British-y beer. But the herbal tobacco notes are unpleasant on the whole.. Can’t love it. BVery (10711) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Bottle. Very slightly hazy reddish orange pour with a quickly dissipating head. Bottle gushed a bit upon opening. Malty, some cardboard. Hint of sweetness. Not a lot else to say about this.
yespr (46523) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2015
From tap. Pours clear and golden amber with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and light breadish. Bitter, toasted and light fruity. Medium dry and slight sweet finish. SudsMcDuff (8462) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Right on red, t boned .. . Light Amber .. Some good foam .. Murky dead grass and dead malt biscuits .. A low end Irish, thanks dj .. . . I haven’t felt good about this weather, too sunny.. djd07 (15256) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear orange with small white head. The aroma is dog water and wet newspaper. Medium mouthfeel with strong grain and wet biscuit, decent. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle and served in No-Nik Pint Glass: Reddish amber hue with a good head and lace. Yepper crystal malts, slight fruity twang but a nice touch of English-Styled hop bitterness. Sure a touch of butterscotch but completely within standards. I am liking this more than expected after the awfulness that was the first brew I had from them. Ferris (16066) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
Draft - Caramel and toast. Clear gold with a decent white head. Caramel, light grains and some toast with a sweet dry finish.