tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015 SODAK14 (377) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - JUL 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice dark amber color pour wih a samll head. Decent brew but nothing spectacular in any phase. I might give this one another chance as I only had one bottle. Not the best...not the worst.
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Jabah (484) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2015
Tried this over at a buddy’s house. After the first sip, I wasn’t THAT impressd but it slightly grew on me towards the end. Still seemed a little off-balanced, slightly bitter or metallic? Not sure if that’s part of the style, but I have been hesitant to try Spanish Peaks after that. It wasn’t bad at all, just not what I expected. Would most likely rather go with a Belgian Ale instead.....or some other micro with similar style. slowrunner77 (12037) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"pretty standard english pale. lots of malt with a hint of spice and a little orange peel on the side. nothing to make me mad, or to change my mind about a fairly boring style."
monk191 (1975) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 11, 2014
A decent amber. Pour a nice bright red with very little head. Smells and tastes pretty malty. Had in the bottle at Warehouse Cafe. ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2013
FROM NOTES: July 6, ’12
Poured from 12 ounce bottle into pint glass
A: Sweet caramel malt and floral hops
A: Amber in color with big tan head and bubbles through out
T: Initially crisp then caramel malts and then a hoppy finish that sticks around
P: Medium body with heavy carbonation
O: Nothing really stands out as exceptional, but it would be a good session beer. Decent beer. I don’t know if anything about it really stands out to me, but it is one that would be a good session beer for most folks.
sitzds (318) - - AUG 24, 2013
Pale brown. Raisin, chocolate, sweet malt aroma. Chocolate and biscuit flavors. Velvety carbonation. Patrickctenchi (6585) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Clear, deep red-amber with a short tan cap.
Scent is sharp caramel.
Taste is caramel over a slight, vague bitter...
Tea-like with a bit of maltiness.
Average, at best. Stevedam (3) - Stuyvesant, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2012 does not count
From bottle. Too much carbonation. Very hard to drink. Had to dump it. Disappointed as I wanted to try this dark beer. Beer actually had foam coming out of the bottle while it sat on a table. Weird.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2012
A standard cheap six-pack in the midwest with slightly more character than, say, Michelob Amber. A bit of an unfair comparison since this beer is more flavorful and "crafty" than your usual gas station and supermarket brew, but that’s more or less the level at which to set expectations for a generic, malty but decently lively brew.