n1940 (137) - Dunbar, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2017
12 oz bottle. Quiet pour with modest carbonation and a malty caramel aroma. The beer has an attractive amber colour, an ecru head and good lace. The start is malty with caramel notes going into the middle. A moderate finish with earthy notes and only a hint of hops. Lacklustre. patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2016
bottle - Amber pour with an off-white head. It smells of caramel malt and kind of an earthy character. The flavor is sweet with toffee and mild bitterness. Light to medium body. It’s okay. Holtguy (178) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Pours red and clear, with really thin off white head that lingers. Good lacing. Sweet malt, earthy, very little hop, not bitter. I kinda liked it, but it’s a mild beer for sure. Tmoney99 (14609) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2015
Bottle. Poured brown color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted and produced excellent lacing. Moderate toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium smooth sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a soft beer. alexsdad06 (10473) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2015
12 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a clear amber color with a small off white head that quickly disappears. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, lightly toasted, faded hops, sweet tea, mineral notes, meh.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2015
12oz bottle, thanks to alexsdad06/tmoney99 for sharing. Mostly clear darker red orange color. Little off-white head. Dots and bits of lace. Toasty, mild caramel, kind of earthy, touch of metallic in the flavor. Medium body. Kind of crisp lighter carbonation. Dry finish. Moderate bitter taste, light sweet, pretty dry. Mediocre, toasty, dry kind of bitter amber. drsordr (2736) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2015
Bottle shared by Tmoney99 pour light hazy brown copper with thin ecru head. Nose toffee and caramel malt with moderate sweet. Taste similar to nose with some earthy mid palate. No bitter. Lighter finish. Frank (4208) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2015
This beer is notably overcarbonated. When poured, it foams up in the glass causing much consternation. It is a nice amber color and perfectly clear so I think this is caused by a mistake at the brewery rather than infection you can’t know for sure. This is a sweet, malty brew w/ some nice earthy overtones to keep it interesting. This is full bodied and a bit sticky and heavy but that is contrasted by its huge level of carbonation which rather than making it feel lighter seems to just fill your stomach w/ a huge cloud of carbon dioxide. Many burbs will be had, my brothers! Overall, this is an OK tasting beer w/ a pretty eggregious flaw that doesn’t make it disgusting but is a huge negative point nonetheless. I might try this again someday to see if they’ve fixed it up but honestly, probably not. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2014
A difficult pour... amber bodied with a head that refuses to stop growing and has ceased to provide the tiniest bit of amusement for me. Eggshell in color, its continual growth prevents me from smelling or tasting this beer in a timely fashionsuperspak (5678) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Eventually I get to try the brew. The nose is fruity, citrus, with a touch of toffee, a hit of earth. The flavor is much the same with the addition of a mild bitterness. Okay, but not worth the aggravation of the pour.
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Very highly carbonated, took a while to pour the glass. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy deep reddish copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of pear, apple, caramel, toast, biscuit, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Pretty poor aromas with strong yeast fruitiness and some light-moderate malt and hop notes; with poor strength. Taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, light chocolate, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, light chocolate, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of dark/bready malts and earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. I let the carbonation dissipate. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming present after the finish. Overall despite carbonation and aroma problems, this was a pretty solid amber ale. Good balance and robustness of dark/bready malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A fairly enjoyable offering.