andrewje41 (4021) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2017 kenjohn (88) - Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an amber color with white head. Aroma of cereal and bread. Taste is malty up front with mild bitterness to finish it off and a rather dry finish
For rating number 4000, I wanted a local classic that I somehow hadn’t rated so far. A beer that everyone around had had since they have first heard of craft. A beer that calls itself the granddaddy of craft, and since I began drinking beer only 6 years ago, a time when this beer was probably old enough to drink a beer itself, I figured it would be a great milestone beer for a beer drinker who takes so much pride in drinking local. Stubby bottle with a story printed in it, poured at the brand spankin new Red Hook BrewLab, Capitol Hill. A clean copper pour. Plenty of foam head. Aroma is a sweet caramel malt, an Amber lager like nose. This beer was first introduced in 1987, which was before I was even an idea. History in a beer, making it an excellent milestone rate. A ton of caramel throughout. A bit of spice to the grain. Cool finish. This beer deserves the respect. It’s a solid fit for the style in a mass produced format. Can’t believe I never rated it before, and this certainly won’t be the last time I enjoy it. jfb (6360) - GERMANY - AUG 17, 2017
(bottle) hazy deep golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of caramelized pale malts and orange peel, with lots of green pear, a touch of edamame and vanilla. flavour is mostly herbal hops and tobacco, slightly metallic, with lots of gently roasted malts, some vanilla icing and more orange peel in the light-bitter finish. medium- to heavy-bodied with relatively soft carbonation. tntracey (80) - Hood River, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2017
22 oz bottle from local store. This is the "standard" by which all other (American) ambers ales are judged. A gold medalist. I’m missing something and I blame myself. Yes, it’s a fine and quite drinkable ale. I just can’t seem to find the gold! ordybill (1808) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUN 28, 2017
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a cloudy golden yellow with a small white head. The aroma is faint malt. The taste is watery but has caramel malt in it.
gripweed57 (2593) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2017
From old tasting notes. Amber orange color topped by a creamy white head. Soft fruity malt nose. Tangy caramel malt flavor hints at apples and brown sugar. Nice balance and flavor.
Dervock (1379) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2017
Bottle - pours hazy dark orange with a thin white head. Aroma is orange citrus and cereal malt. Taste is light sweet malt which quickly fades. PapaVillum (956) - Valby, DENMARK - APR 2, 2017
Lys ravfarvet amerikansk Premium Bitter/ESB med mindre offwhite skumtop, som hurtigt svinder til kant og overlade. Lettere diset og rolig.
Lettere sødlige noter og pilsnermalt-ditto i aromaen. Appelsin/mandarin-noter.
Ganske dejlig smag, som indledningsvis domineres af frugtagtig sødme, men overtages af humlebitterhed. Fremstår frisk med smagsnoter af karamel, humle og frugt.
Med en middel fyldig krop og en tynd til olieret konsistens. Karboneringen er på et medium niveau, og afslutningen bitter og kort.
Overall: Meget drikkelig og frisk ESB trods den snarlige udløbsdato. Overraskende meget frugtsødme og overraskende god øl.
355 ml, flaske, 5.8 % ABV, BB: 01/05/17, købt og nydt på Café Langebro på Islands Brygge, CPH.
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Aroma is bitter, caramel malt, earthy hop, one-dimensional. Appearance is amber golden, mostly clear, white head. Taste is bitter, earthy hop, caramel malt, easy drinking. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, bitter caramel aftertaste. Overall, easy drinking, although not great for the style. OnTheTrail (521) - USA - FEB 14, 2017
Pours light slightly hazy amber,off white head. Aroma is malty, bready, spicy. Taste is caramel malt, slightly hoppy. Light body. Desverger (11867) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2017
Langebro, Copenhagen - golden orange pour with thin white head. Fruity and malty number, sweet caramel and toffee, some piney hoppy bitter notes in the finish.