Travlr (26431) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Draft at Paradiso Dupont. Murky amber color. Aroma of caramel. Taste is bitter caramel. Plain. brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 1, 2015
On tap @ Saint Houblon. Clear amber pour with white foam. A lot of tea, bread, and toast to the nose. A little musty smelling, oddly. There’s a little bit of a tang to the flavor. Big time bread and toast on the palate. Pretty toasty, a little creamy caramel, and some grassy hops. More of your typical amber ale. Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2009
341 mL bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a hazy reddish brown color with a moderate creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, toffee, grain, leafy hops, sawdust. Taste is bitter malts, smoke, nuttiness, caramel and a metallic finish. Some faintly bitter hop notes as well. Smooth, creamy, med-full bodied. Interesting beer. Lubiere (14262) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2015
A reddish copper ale with a thin light mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with light grassy hops, mineral notes, light grainy notes, OK. In mouth, a sweet fruity caramel malt with light grassy hops, light grainy notes, nutty, OK. On tap at Saint Houblon. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2009
(341ml bottle) Small off-white head atop clear copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, dishwater, some whisky, grain, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, bread/grain, some vegetal, light whisky. Light-medium body.
Sammy (13013) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2011
Bottle from Marche Atwater. A nicely drinkable beer, although way strong carbonation. Pours soulfree brown (quotable) with a fancy creamy off-white head. Malty aroma, and rich malt in mouthfeel. Darn that carbonation. DocLock (11190) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Bottle from State Line. Pours turbid brown with 2-finger off-white head. Nose is earthy nutty caramel malt. Tastes a bit tart, with notes of nuts, earthy brown sugar, and figgy fruit. DuffMan (10773) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 1, 2010
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden amber with a dense, medium light golden head that shows admirable retention. Aroma of toffee and sour cherries, very intriguing. Flavours of woody toffee and tart, unripened cherry fruit that borders on sour. Very light and quenching despite the higher than average ABV. Nice. MartinT (10155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2009 My Bottom Line:JoeMcPhee (10137) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2010
Toasted malts and caramelized fruit thrive in this Altbier’s svelte body, leading to a levelled herbal hop finish.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A generous head of foam slowly dwindles to a veil atop the splendid orange-tinged clear burgundy.
-Strong butterscotch in the nose is bothering me. Smells like some Maine microbrews...
-This is as drinkable as any 5% Altbier out there.
-The fruit character is reminiscent of dried cherries.
-All flavors are cohesive and balanced.
-The carbonation is made up of soft, large bubbles.
Deep amber pour. The nose is quite caramelly with a nice sweet maltiness. A little bit of peppery character with a sweet toasty flavour. A touch of light fruit but it’s quite clean.