NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2005
Syrupy caramel malt aroma. Light amber with decent head. Caramel malt with the faintest hint of a little spice and a mild mustiness. Mouthfeel is pretty nice for an amber ale, but this has an almost moldy, mustiness in the aftertaste that I find unpalatable. hershiser2 (3233) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2005
Bottle. Coppery with a small head. Aromas of copper and malt. Malty, metallic finish. Nothing special... nothing even decent. Not something I care to try again. YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2005
Pouring gold with a small off-white head. Malty, yeasty aroma with notes of citrus and spice but very faint. Thin and watery with moderate carbonation. Flavor was weak and watery but not offensice. A mediocre beer.
Braudog (6712) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2006 Copper-orange with but a thin head. Interesting hop-floral nose. Caramel malt rules the roost with a bit of apple bitterness following. I’d drink this again. ClarkVV (6708) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2005 Bottled on 7/19/2005 consumed on 9/6/2005. Nice looking beer. Brilliant amber-caramel with deep strawberry blonde highlights. Tons of cream colored head. Lots of medium-sized bubbles. Pretty clear. Head is well-retained and laces well. Smells like citrus. Bit of sugary bread dough. Orange-herbal tea as well. Flavor begins with pale grains, bit of light caramel. Dry flavor and rather wet on the palate, texture wise. Nice to see no overcarbonation. Not much aroma strength though. Hoppy and lightly bitter but I’m actually getting alcohol notes in the flavor. Kind of an odd, dull, papery feel to it. Bit of grapefruit and oranges. Kind of meaty at the end. Big, loose, aerated texture is rather annoying. CItrus hops and plain old sugary malt. Alcohol still apparent at the end. Medium to medium-light bodied. Bready. For being filtered and force carbonated, it does look quite nice though, I will reiterate.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Tap at Cambridge House. Orange, clear, thin white head. Munich malty fruiy aroma. Malty flavors with munich maltiness and carmel. Fruity malty finish. mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2005
On tap at the Cambridge House. Amber in color with a nice head. Malty and sweet aroma. Spicey. Earthy. Malty and hoppy flavor. Caramel and toffee notes. Light bodied. Finish is slightly bitter. Decent beer. Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 4, 2005
Malty floral sweet spice nose. Orange amber hue. Small quickly dissipating off white head. As far as I am concerned, this isnt that terrible. Caramel/toffee malts, rich earthy hops, light body, quick finish, faintly bitter. Nothing spectacular, but drinkable nonetheless. BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2005
This is a fundamental mix of pumpkin-spice flavors with an extremely healthy dose of malt (the latter of which is missing in many seasonal spiced brews). Aroma is subtle but tends more towards the malt than the pumpkin-spice. Deep orange, seasonal color with no bubbles -- but in the mouth the carbonation is slightly more noticeable. Really pretty good overall! ehhdayton (1188) - USA - AUG 29, 2005
A malty aroma with some floral hints. Pours a golden color with a white head. Has a hint of spice on the first sip and finishes with a malty/hop balance.