cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear deep amber color with a nice initial off white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is a nice balance of hops and malt. The flavor is also well balanced. Caramel malts come through nicely. Very smooth medium body beer. A pleasant suprise.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle via trade with cbkschubert - Thanks Craig! - Pours dark amber with a creamy offwhite head that stays pretty well and laces a little. Aromas of light citrus hops over big caramel malts. Flavor is caramel with light citrus, a little toffee, some bread, slight bitterness on the finish but not really what I would call "aggresive" hoppiness.. Medium bodied average carbonation and fairly crisp and clean.
Skinnyviking (9473) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2006
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
White head. Clear yellow body. Weak hops aroma - served very cold. Relatively sweet flavor, not much bitterness. Some aftertaste which I cannot figure out.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 22, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Clear reddish-orange color with off white head. Smelled of malty caramel and toffee accented by light flowery hops and rose hips. Flavor was similar with the addition of toasted bread or nuts and dried cherry. Dry on the tongue.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 20, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a light, clear copper color with a small dense white foamy head. Nose is caramel malty and some sticky hop notes. Palate is crisp and clean with a light bitterness, very smooth. Flavor is caramel syrupy sugar maltiness with some more of the hop flavor from the nose.
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a dark copper color with a slightly off white head that didnt seem to stick around. Taste and smell of caramel. Not to much hop or malt stuck out, but just enough to make this a very enjoyable beer.
sloth (2884) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small , tan/gray head, fair retention, lace is spotty. Clear, amber/orange hued brew. Resiny hop nose was surprising, lightly fruity, citrus and herbally. Body is medium, lightly coating on the palate. Medium sweet crystal malts, juicey hop flavors, citrus a little pine and a faint earthyness. Finish is a touch sweet and grainy. One solid Amber! Thanks Craig!
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark amber with low tan head. Clean caramel aroma with notes of metal, flowers and fudge. Clean caramely flavour with notes of grass, toffee and earth. Very clean aftertaste of caramel with notes of grass, earth, vunper and flowers. Decent flavour amber.
Tmoney99 (14283) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured deep copper color with a large frothy off-white head that lasted and produced excellent lacing. Complex citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium smooth bitter flavor with a medium bitter sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a standout beer.
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, no date. Pours a clear brownish copper with a small light tan head. Aroma of pine and grapefruit up front, some caramel malts in back. Quite hoppy. Taste is again piney and grapefruity, caramel and a little bit of nuts come in to balance it out. Light bodied, moderate carbonation. Very nice amber.