Beerlando (3343) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Fresh 12 oz. bottle. The pour gives a dark and hazy reddish-copper body. A thick, frothy, lasting head of cream tinted foam yields pronounced, dense clouds and tattered ribbons of lacing all over the glass. The nose shows a weird, almost tart, yeasty twang atop peppery, doughy yeast and a mild caramel and bread malt base. Hops are mild to non-existant. The flavor is equally misguided, again based in toasted caramel, with hints of dehydrated dates and slightly tart currants. Tangy yeast seems completely out of place. There’s very little bitternss, Though it’s fresh, this has either turned bad already or is just a bad recipe, the latter of which is entirely possible considering the brewery we’re talking about. The palate is semi-dry, with moderate to lively carbonation and a somewhat dragging consistency. Not good. Just not good. rougeau13 (3188) - Richmond, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2010 Not a bad amber. Decent malty flavor, though I wouldn’t really agree that this has a "rich complexity" adavis234 (289) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2010
Bottle. Pour is a nice light brown, almost orange color with a thin, wispy offwhite head. Good look for an autumn ale. Nice, light caramel malt aroma with a bit of cinnamon and a soft hop background. Starts with a light, lemony citrus hop kick before the malts take over. Malts are roasted with the slightest hint of caramel and a warm, cinnamon-wood finish. I’m not much of a Red Hook fan but this is good for the style. Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear copper with a small eggshell head. Aromas of roasty caramel, a little gourd, brown sugar, and a touch of pumpkin spice. Flavors are roasty malt, caramel, and cinnamon. A little sweet and sour, with medium carbonation. Alright. puboflyons (3496) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 27, 2010
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle - 2010 batch. The pour is a nice looking copper-chestnut color with a thin beige head. The aroma has a bit of malts but there are also fruits along the lines of pears or peaches rather than your atypical fall aromas such as apple or pumpkin. The mouthfeel is medium. The taste has a bitter, lingering bite but it really does not remind me much of autumn at least when compared to other autumn ales. Drinkable in its way.
poisoneddwarf (2646) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - AUG 27, 2010
12 oz bottle into English pint. Aromas of cotton candy, caramel, grain. Pours a pale copper with a medium head that dissipates fairly quick, leaving a fine blanket of foam and some pretty good lace. Taste is sweet and sour and finishes long and bitter. Highly carbonated with a medium-high body. Overall, a pretty nice amber. Totochtin (73) - Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Pours a coppery light brown with gold highlights and quickly dissipating off-white head. Light aromas of toast, raisins, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, and pear. Starts moderately sweet with notes of apple, chocolate, and spice, finishing with mild coffee bitterness. Medium body, chewy texture, average carbonation. SphinxTX (2878) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle. Pours a very nice looking hazy amber with lasting off-white head. Aroma of subtle caramel, very faint smoke and obvious citrus/pine hop presence. Flavor has a decent malt back bone, light nuttiness, grassy, faint sweetness, pine and light fruit notes, bitter finish. Mouth feel is pretty solid, medium body with high carbonation. Overall, it’s ok.... AirForceHops (7806) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 19, 2010
On tap at Redhook Portsmouth. Pours a very nice light brown almost red color. Scent of toasted malt and light cinnamon. Lightly hopped taste at first, then slowly mellows to a sweetness that leaves a very nice smooth aftertaste. mothman (120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2010
Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a Sam Adams Sensory glass. No freshness date noted.
Pours a nice head with decent lacing. Smell is of light fruits and a hint of hops. Taste is similar. Definitely taste some hint of apples here. If you let it linger enough, you can taste the alcohol.
Mouthfeel is very smooth and the carbonation is pretty decent, keeping a short layer of head the entire time.
Definitely a good fall beer. I would recommend this.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-12-2008 01:01:55