mbeem (104) - New Hope, Alabama, USA - SEP 10, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2006 12 oz. bottle. Pours a beautiful amber with a 1 finger foamy, white head that dissipated quickly into a thin layer over the top. Roasted malt nose with caramel and a hint of hops. Good flavor! Subtle hop presence along with some nutty tones to complement the malty. Crisp, abrupt finish. Quite a surprising brew! kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Had on tap in a 20 oz. glass. Poured to a bright copper color with thin off-white head that lingered as a slight skim for most of the glass and left good lacing. Aroma was a malty mix of roasted nuts and dark fruits. Mouthfeel was somewhat tingly due to a good amount of carbonation and the flavor was fairly mutedm, but a pleasant mix of the malted fruit offset slightly by a taste of tangy citrus.
This would make a good session beer. thehurt01 (262) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2009
A 12oz bottle. The beer poured a reddish orange with a thick foam head. The smeel is a sweet grain. The taste is a malty sweetness that is not strong but just right.
12pk. Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2012
Originally reviewed: 10/11/08. Picked this up on a "make your own sixer" from Fresh Market. Pours a nice crystal clear deep orange with a 3-finger head with a moderately agressive pour. Excellent retention paired with nice sticky lacing on the glass side.
Smell is nothing spectacular. Malt is the big player here, but with some floral and butter scents balancing it out.
I’m really into the taste of this one. This brew is smooth and creamy. Nice mild hop bitterness covers the taste of some bread and corn. No metallic twang, good finish.
This is a well drinkable brew due to the smoothness. Fairly well balanced with light carbonation. A little watery but not enough to turn me away. Good brew. Aurelius (5376) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2010
I like the new embossed Redhook bottle with the split label - although the labels themselves are lame. Medium-dark, mostly clear apricot color. Light caramel APA aroma, with some powdery-perfumy overdraft. Woody, a little astringent and crisp. Talcum powder tone that was evident in the aroma is definitely present in the high palate on a deep draught. Medium body, spirited hop finish, faint chocolate at the very end. Pretty well balanced, drinkable, solid enough.
kassner (1667) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2010
On tap at Eb and Floes, Bald Head Island, copper very slightly cloudy with a fairly big taste, sweet but not too much, brown sugar and cookies. hellbilly (3248) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2011
’seasonal ale’ on tap at papago 9/2/10.
pale brown ale/maerzen color.
the aroma and flavor are a combo of brown and maerzen... malt, caramel, slight roast, a little grass and fallen leaves. there’s a little malt stickiness on the palate but crisp carbonation takes care of it. i could (and did) drink a lot of these. thornecb (5948) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Pours deep amber into a shaker. Off-white micro head with little retention recedes to skim surface. Bread and nut aromas. Sweet nutty caramel upfront turning to resin in the dry, lasting slightly hot finish. r464 (2361) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Very balanced and crisp. Malty base with a slightly bitter finish, caramel and nut flavors in there as well. jmm635 (1011) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2011
Poured amber in color with a sticky white head. Aroma is nice sweet malt and caramel and maybe a bit nutty. Sweet flavor with medium bitterness to round things out. Very smooth palate. Drinkable enough to have multiples in a single session.