vyvvy (6638) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 14, 2006
Pours fairly dark amber with a small off-white head. The aroma has lightly roasted caramel malt with some sweetness and tangy spice. Medium body starts off smooth, but gets crisp on the finish due to the sharp carbonation. Flavor starts with lightly taosted caramel malt with light brown sugar and a syrupy taste, but not a cloying or thick body. The finish has hops comeing in with spice and light pine. This is much better than I expected from Red Hook. Terminus (3710) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 15, 2006
tap in Carbondale, IL pours copper amber with a small off-white head. aroma is hoppier than expected-pine and spice with some nice amber malts as well. some light sourness in there as well. flavors are balanced between the caramel malts and spicy hops. actually, this is one of the better amber ales i have had in a while. definately a suprise. I find this to be one of red hook’s best offerings. jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2006
on tap-pours an offwhite head with copper color. Aroma is balanced malt & medium hops. Taste is balanced malt-sweet/caramel & medium hops, smokey. OK carbonation. Ibrew2or3 (8808) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2006
12oz bottle. Clear copper color with nice tan head and good lacing. This beer creates the same flavor as aroma. There’s sweet caramel malts, a bit of biscuit, dryer tasting roasted malts and some floral to spicy hops. Tasty brew. KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - SEP 26, 2007
The head on this pour was outstanding, flavorful and frothy. I am not a fan of Redhook but this beer was a nice suprise. Dark amber in color with little hops.
Collint (475) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2007
12/05/07 12 oz bottle from the sampler pack. Pours a small white head and a amber color. Good carbonation and a nice autumn taste. Def a session beer NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2008
Bottle. Pours a crystal amber in color with a pure white head. The aroma is citrusy, hoppy with a touch of honey. Upon tasting, there is a good balance of hops and a malty sweetness. It finishes warm and a bit alcoholic. One of my favorite autumn offerings. Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2008 On tap at OBF 2008--Deep, amber body with a foamy off-white head. Mildly Belgian. Phenolic, candy-funked nose. Sweet nutty-sugar finish. Grippy, not cloying, but grain-sweetened. Not my favorite, but I was drunk.
Rerate: From a bottle (thanks Mario). Poured a deep amber body with a big whitish head. Crisp, clean, nutty, metallic, smooth with some pumpkin pie spiciness. Very nice autumn beer. pj1855 (160) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2008
Pours a clear amber color with a decent sized off white head that doesn’t last. Fairly good lacing. Very sweet caramel aroma that hits your nose as soon as you open the bottle. Starts off sweet with a slightly bitter lemony finish. markas101 (2487) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2008
33 cl bottle, Fargo, ND. Deep amber colour, light tan head that clings to the glass. Pronounced hop aroma with nice malt mellowness. Sharp at the back of the tongue, warming and spicy finish. Quite nice.