CamdenD (1204) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 4, 2005
In a can -- believe it or not, poured a nice full brown color with noticeable hops oozing out. Interesting creamy aftertaste -- suprisingly good beer. paul9639 (116) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 3, 2005
In a can! I needed a canned beer for a boat ride, so I gave this beer a whirl. I actually enjoyed it. It poured a dark amber (just look at the picture if you don’t believe me) The aroma was malt and carmel. The flavor was a caramel, with a little bite at the end. redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2005
Thanks ClarkVV for bringing me this can of beer from the East coast. This beer pours a dark coppery color with a slightly tan head. Nice malty aroma, very carmel going to toffee as it warms up, balanced with a slight floral hop, minerals, and oaky yeast ester. The flavor is clean caramel malt, and fruity yeast with a little bitterness at the end. This beer is a bit on the dry side which and leaves a refreshing aftertaste. This is a real nice drinkable English style pale ale, and I like the go anywhere packaging. ClarkVV (6873) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 16, 2005
2005 Can. Very hearty looking, dark amber with light crimson and brown tinges throughout. Well-retained off-white head, mostly clear body. Aroma has sharp, dry hops, butterscotch, caramel and a faint roastiness. Flavor begins with a mix of honey-cream and light roast. Medium-full body does not get watery or thin. Hops are intensely drying, but not citric or even terribly flavorful. Spikee is right, this one is similar to a Marzen, with the toasted grains, plenty of earthiness and a crisp bite at the end. Sweet cream and caramel notes linger near the end, lightly, and provide enough balance to keep this beer interesting and at the same time, refreshing. Intense flavor, decent balance, but maybe a shade too dry and a bit overcarbonated. These guys should try some more styles. DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 29, 2004
Tap at Horseshoe Pub. Amber brown color, large white head. Earthy spice malt aroma. Very tasty sweet malt body, well balanced, just an intangible pleasantness to this beer. There aren’t too many beers I consider session ales for myself, but this may become one of them. To think, I’ve only avoided this thus far because it comes in cans...
spikee (96) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 4, 2004
Sweet honey aroma with a touch of nuts. Pale amber appearance, with virtually no head or lacing to speak of. Flavor is sweet with hints of oktoberfest style ales. Light bodied. Not sure quite what it is, but there’s something about this beer that definitely makes me want more. It’s available in limited quanities in my area here in New England and is only sold in cans. Eyedrinkale (3235) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2004
Just had a small sampling of this out of a can. That’s right, a can. I have no idea how old or new this was, but I really liked it. Found the taste to be extremely well balanced and very drinkable. As good as (if not better than) Dale’s for a nice USA canned micro. Well done. ukoolaid (580) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2004
Art of Beer ’04: Amber color with fluffy white head. Malty aroma. Malty amber flavor. Not a lot of hops. Kinda boring. freekyp (2412) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2003
Very malty nose leads this dark amber pale ale. Well balanced with a very creamy body. Moderate hops offset the finish. A great amber. beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2003
Faint malt aroma, very little hops. Nice red-amber color, very clear, with only a collar of a head. Flavor is nice and malty, with good amounts of diacetyl, but finishes a little harsh (tannic?).