chinchill (5318) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2017
12 oz bottle from VA.
Pours with a hazy dark copper brown body topped with a weak beige head. This is a mild amber ale with some sweeteness up front and a mildly bitter finish in which some hops appear. Aggiebob (1299) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 8, 2017
20 oz draft. Nice clear reddish brown ale poured with a thin off-white head. The malty aroma has notes of dark fruits and caramel. Very well balanced. Nice amber ale. r464 (2370) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2016
Malty, nutty. Caramel-like sweetness. Smooth and full with a barest hint of hops. Pretty standard for the style. OnTheTrail (583) - Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2016
Pours hazy copper, thin tan head. Malty caramel aroma. Similar taste , hint of hops. kidobutai (698) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Poured from a tap into a tasting glass at the Oceana Beer Festival. attractive clear chestnut. Fruity aroma, tart, more carbonated than i like.
mjmoen (595) - - MAY 28, 2016
B-. Pours a clear deep amber color with white head. A little on the watery side bytemesis (9237) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Tap. Pours clear copper, small beige head, decent lacing. Aroma is malty, caramel, toffee, bread, hints of lemon. Flavor is light plus sweet, minimal bitterness, a bit nutty, malty. Medium body, touch watery. Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2016
On tap at Cask. Clear medium amber, slight head. Aroma of caramel malts, lightly citric hops if you went looking for them. Flavor matched. For lack of a better word, it was inoffensive. Brigadier (3750) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2016
On tap at brewpub
JDBaker11058 (2351) - Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Everything I have to say about this draft has been covered in previous reviews of South Street’s mainstays. If you want to drink local and it is cheap go for it. Otherwise this struggles to be average despite not glaring flaws.
Aroma / Appearance - A chestnut brown base glows with warmth under weak icy head. Caramel malts rise upwards with the smell of a dewy pine in the middle of being processed for lumber.
Flavor / Palate - Red vines, caramel, and bland malts succeed in getting the job done. There’s no big fanfare however; this then fades away like a morning fog. Unless you are trying an entire flight of all the beers on tap don’t spend time with this mediocre amber ale.
appearance: clear copper, short creamy near white head. aroma: caramel, some toasted nuts, light toffee, hint of citrus. taste: toffee, light brown sugar, hint of raisin, saltwater, floral and citrus hops (light). finish: mineral, quickly fading, slightly dry. notes: Good palate. Balanced flavors. Draught at Barrel and Bushel in Tysons Corner, Virginia.