Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Canned 2/20/13 "Happy G’Birthday!"
Appearance: Like any other Oskar Blues product, crystal clear. This one has a color you’d expect -- red. The head is off-white, meringue-like, and about a finger high. Lacing is spotty but nice.
Smell: A very nice blend of hops, and it’s hard to pinpoint one aroma that I’m getting out of it ... the "aftersmell" is super sweet, which is the best part about it. After digging for a little while, I finally decided that this beer has a pretty significant pineapple and tropical fruit aroma.
Taste: Malty flavors coat the mouth quite a bit thanks to the fact that this is a red, but the intense amount of hops balance that sweetness extremely well. Peppery, spicy hops burn the back of the tongue just a little bit, and I find that it’s a great way to make sure the malt isn’t too dominant. The finish is a tad bitter, but the front is pretty sweet, so again, very nice balance here overall.
Feel: The feel on this one is nearly perfect -- it’s a pretty big beer (ABV wise and someone heavy in the feel as well), and it almost drinks like a meal. At the same time, the drinkability on this one is crazy high.
Overall: This could be my favorite Oskar Blues offering. Dale’s Pale is a great pale ale with a refreshing hop kick, Mama’s Little Yella is a must-try for anybody that’s a Bud Light only person (since it has a pretty light, but solid flavor), Deviant Dale’s is a huge, burning, whale of an IPA... but G’Knight is just better, despite how good all of those beers are. Super tasty, refreshing, gets the job done... must try.
willisread (3162) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - APR 26, 2017
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at J’s. Pours a clear amber with a finger of foam that lingers. Caramel, pine and light gummy bear nose. A little syrupy mouthfeel. Balanced sweet & dry. Dry finish w/ some bitterness.
mike_77 (6247) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber colour with thin soapy head. Aroma and flavour have a nice balance of sweet and bitter. Hints of caramel malts and floral hops.
jaghana (5875) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - APR 15, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can 355ml, a clear copper beer with low head. Nose is intense in hop resin and coconut oil, caramel, sugar. Aroma is intense on hop resin, pine,mango, coconut oil, robust body quite sweet, more a dipa than an apa. Anyway good and strong but clearly overrated.
AssKicker (406) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - APR 11, 2017
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2017 Bue à la pression. Couleur rouge rubis intense, limpide, c?est beau ! Mousse crémeuse qui ne trépasse pas, nez caramel et houblons un peu résineux. Bonne rondeur en bouche, dominante de caramel avec ce qu?il faut d?épices. Réglisse et toffee en fin de bouche, et un chouïa de cerise/framboise quand elle est encore bien fraiche. Top de chez top !
explosivedog (840) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 7, 2017
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml can. Pours orange brown. Toffee, biscuit, aniseed, orange, grapefruit. Long bitter finish. Full sticky body. Delightful.
AlfredoGarcia (277) - Santiago, CHILE - APR 7, 2017
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355 ml can. Amber color with thick creamy head, good lookin. Elegant strong smell, full hoppy with pepper in the end. Also some almonds. Good taste, full. Alcohol tasting, but in a good way. frutiy, gets better with every taste.
meccahh69lol (123) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - APR 2, 2017
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This has been a favorite of mine for years and thankfully, continues to earn that distinction. It pours a nice think malty red and the nose is a sticky mess of gooey hawaiian punch sweets and malty hoppy gnarl. The taste is total lick smacking red ale hop loveliness, round and smooth and bitter and refreshing. The 8.7% is present but still fairly hidden all things considered. A real treat for red ale fans and hop heads alike! One of my all time favorites and one I revisit regularly. Good for kicking off a mediocre Wrestlemania card all by yourself while you await the late night return of your superior 50%.
Excalibur123 (453) - Soria, SPAIN - MAR 26, 2017
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ámbar oscuro con media corona de espuma, aromas a resina, lúpulo, maracuyá, papaya, caramelo y flores; en boca entrada potente, maltosa, fuerte carga de maltas caramelo, amargor medio, con final de trago dulce; cuerpo medio pleno con ajustada carbonatación, alcohol bien integrado, notas a caramelo y frutas tropicales, más ibus de amargor le vendría bien, por lo demás excelente cerveza.
tfredvik (1884) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2017
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber to copper body with a beige, long-lived head that sticks to the glass. Strong aroma of caramel, red berries, generic fruits with hints of tropical fruits, and pine, upon a spicy and peppery background. Strong flavour of sweet caramel, dark caramel, slightly overripe tropical fruits, red berries and roasted malt. Moderate sweet taste with a pretty heavy bitter and pleasantly long-lasting finish. Medium body, creamy texture, rather soft carbonation. A really nice one indeed!
[35.5 cl can @ Nydalen Bryggeri og Spiseri, Oslo]
handmuffin (30) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2017
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Served from can into glass at home. Pours amber brown in color red around the edges, low clarity, with creamy off white head. Sticky, fruity aroma with resinous hops. Intense dank hop flavor with more fruity notes, balanced by caramel maltiness. Medium bitterness and a fairly high sweetness. Full body with low carbonation. Slight alcohol flavor is present. Overall this is a full flavored dankly hoppy red colored beer with the body of an imperial. Easily drinkable and very enjoyable.