wlajwl (7291) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 16, 2017 WVHouseofBeer (1109) - West Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I believe this to be a decent beer for Red Hook, probably their best seasonal offering. A light brown body with a similar taste gives this malty session beer something to settle for on a poorly stocked beer shelf.
Aroma and flavor is mild caramel malts, fruit and a low but decent hoppy finish. BeerRenter76 (1062) - Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Originally rated on 9/16/08. Late harvest pours a nice deep amber body, aroma of fruits and malts is plesant enough. Mouthfeel is adequate, my complaint against it was the metallic taste on the first few sips. After the first few it went away and the roasted malts came through. I would have rated it higher if not for the metallic taste. * 10-15-10 re-rate- much better this time around split a sixer, no metallic presence this go around, from a 3.1 to 3.4 oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Medium copper with small white head. Faint aroma of hops. Flavor is well balanced between malt and hops Jow (4215) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Bottle at a very boring wedding this past weekend. Pours brown with nutty nose. Tastes of toast, nutty, floral, caramel, and malt. Slight sticky on palate but a welcome addition to this snoozefest of a ceremony reebtogi (6488) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2012
355ml bottle pours a rich amber color with a finger and a half of creamy white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel with some toasty notes along with some floral and grass as well. Taste is caramel malty sweet with some toasted nutty notes and a mild grassy hop bitterness. Light to medium bodied with some nice carbonation. Quite a delightful amber brew that was quite tasty and enjoyable to drink.
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. FROTHINGSLOSH (8405) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a copper color with a huge foamy orange head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was sweet toasted caramel but was a bit vegetal. The flavor was sweet toasted caramel, fig, honey and nut. The finish was medium length tangy caramel and nut. Medium body. Ok. jmm635 (1017) - 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. r464 (2392) - 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. jkwood04 (5476) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 29, 2011
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours copper with an off-white head. Aroma of tin, pale malts, and hardly any hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. Nothing special here.