jar72404 (426) - USA - DEC 5, 2010
On tap at brewpub. Red with thin head. Not much aroma. Flavor is some caramel maltiness with light hoppiness. Nice, but unspectacular, easy drinking amber ale. JoeMcPhee (10136) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2010
Ruddy amber pour. The nose is softly malt with a kiss of light fruity sweetness. A touch of light caramel and a nice fruitiness. Amber malts with a little bit of crystal that kind of accentuates the fruity hoppiness. Mostly cascades in here, but why mess with a good thing? zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2010
Tap @ Otto’s - orange/red pour with a thin white head. Nutty, toffee malts, raisins. Mouth feel is silky smooth and soft. Has a nice bitter component with some flavors sitting on the tongue. Touch of citrus, melon and a dry finish. good balance. j12601 (13304) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2010
On tap at Otto’s on our way to RBSG. Pours a clear copper and light brown with a medium sized beige head. Toast and nutty malt, light grain. Light sweetness and caramel. Medium bodied and smooth, gentle carbonation. frylock (1144) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2010
22oz Bottle: Clear amber color topped by a thin off white head. Aroma is primarily caramel and toasted malts. Well balanced. Initial caramel malty flavored is followed up by a light floral hop biterness. Hints of nuts and a crisp mineral-like quality in the finish. Not a world beater by any means, but an easy to drink sessionable amber.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours a crystal clear, red-ruby colored body with an inch thick, slowly dissipating, creamy and frothy, beige head that leaves a good amount of lacing. Aroma is a nice caramel malt, toasted nut and toffee, and a firm earthy citrus. Solid and balanced smelling beer. Flavor is greeted with a slightly grainy, medium sweet caramel along with a toasty and nutty pale malt. A light to moderate earthy hop comes in along with some citrus, a toasty dough, and more nuts. Finishes dry with a light to moderate earthy bitterness and a medium length aftertaste of earth, nutty toast, and caramel. Medium body with a soft carbonation. Overall, an enjoyable red ale. Solid balance between the somewhat sweet caramels, toasty nut flavors, and earthy bitterness. This is nothing too extreme, but definitely an above average red. Another good one from Otto’s. ganache (6089) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Bomber. Lovely dark ruby pour with a clingy beige head. Big, rounded crystal malt nose with a smooth, rounded hop edge. Light and lightly sour toffee. Taste is much of the same, light bitterness, faint citrus under the earthy overtones. Smooth, lightly tart body, as fun as Upland’s Rad Red. Quite a bit, actually, a nice hop-froward amber. JaBier (8396) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2009
Sample at the brewpub. Pours a clear red with a thin beige head. Nose of creamy caramel and lager yeast. Crisp and bitter hop flavor with a caramel malt balance. GAManiac (1946) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2009
22oz bottle courtesy of CoolJosh poured into a tulip.
Pours a deep, clear copper with a medium-sized creamy beige head that recedes very slowly to a thin collar leaving some spotty lacing.
The aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malts, fruit and some toasted bread. The fruit comes in the form of red apples and there are some earthy hops that come though faintly in the nose.
The taste is more of the same - very well balanced with light, sweet caramel and toasted biscuity malts forming a backbone for some light fruity accents and a bit of earthy hops in the finish.
Mouthfeel is extremely creamy with plenty of carbonation and a semi-sweet finish that sticks on the tongue after each sip.
This is an excellent example of an amber and pretty much textbook for the style. That said, there’s nothing especially interesting about this beer - it’s just a really solid, drinkable amber. BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Brewed in the USA... Courtesy of The Capt, thanks Mark. Pours amber in color with zero head. Aroma of grains, malts and yeast. Taste much of the same with some caramel notes. Mouthfeel is watery and kind of dull. Not a big fan of the style !!