thorongil2 (3488) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2017 ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rated 3/31/13. 22 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours a dark reddish-brown color. The head is a two finger heavy cream shade. Retention starts off quickly, then seems to slow down as the bubbles in the head get smaller. Attractive lacing, too.
S: This has a LOT of caramel malt in it, with a slight candied tone thrown in there as well. But the more I whiff it, the more a grassy, lemony hop character comes through. Not bad.
T: Initially, this opens up very caramel-forward. Underlying all the caramel are hints of chocolate, and it finishes with some light Centennial hopping. The flavors here balance out too well - they seem to cancel out the interesting qualities they could have otherwise brought to the table. In other words, a typical amber ale.
M: There’s too much sweetness on the palate, and it’s too thickly textured. The lack of flavor and unctuous palate feel - combined with the slightly-too-strong carbonation - makes this one really difficult to drink.
O: This is the first offering from Speakeasy I’ve had, and I’m not impressed. It’s the poor drinkability combined with the dreadfully boring nature that kills it for me. Others will like this, I don’t - like I said before, a typical amber ale.
It does improve once it warms up, at least.
(Tap) clear, bright reddish orange amber colour with a small beige head; aroma of jam; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish Michael27 (2400) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 11, 2017
Sus der Flasche getrunken (Händlerlieferung). Dunkles Kupferamber im Glas. In der Nase feine Hopfennoten und im Mund macht sich leichte Malzigkeit breit. Bachvarov (25) - Sofia, BULGARIA - SEP 27, 2017
One very strong amber ale. Beautiful color. Nice thick head. When you taste it it hits you right away which is a bit strong but the aftertaste is amazing. It stays long after the first sip. beermastersasho (147) - - SEP 27, 2017
Nice beer. After taste is amazing. As I predicted, it had aggressive hop attack, then was so light and creamy. Nice hop with maltz, caramel, honey. Good beer. It is thick and brown. Recommended with food. What I miss here is the aroma. labeerinthum (1080) - Milano, ITALY - SEP 17, 2017
Bottiglia. Il gusto al naso si affina sul floreale. L'intensità olfattiva è elevata e la continuità olfattiva è apprezzabile. Il cappello di schiuma ha una buona tenuta. Le bollicine sono grandi. La carbonazione è nella norma. L'aspetto del liquido è nuvoloso. Il perlage è costituito da poche bollicine di media grandezza e la risalita è morbida. Il colore è ambrato carico. Il corpo è pieno. Il dolce è medio e l'amaro è medio: non si surclassano. L'intensità gustativa è normale e la costanza gustativa è sufficiente. Il gusto è piacevole. Le sensazioni boccali finali sono di pronta beva. Il finale è dissetante e semplice. Il retrogusto è di media intensità. Il tetto della bocca riporta sensazioni di caramello, agrumi, crosta di pane e cereali.
MrTipple (6570) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2017
Pine, dark, bittersweet citrus fruits, marmalade, orange peel, molasses, caramel. Clear, dark gold, small, creamy, white head. Medium bitter. Heavy, bittersweet citrus fruits, overripe tropical fruits, mango, pine, molasses, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Very nice Amber Ale, rich and well-balanced. Keg at Rattle’n’Hum Easy, Midtown. MarcoDL (5415) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2017
Draft. Amber color. Aroma of caramel, amber and some nuts. Taste is about the same, with bitter pine. Solid. SVD (2112) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2017
Glass at 24 uurs van Maastricht 2017: Amber beer, small head. Aroma is malt, caramel, citrus;. Taste is the same, some nuts. nice rumore (803) - Rimini, ITALY - MAY 9, 2017
From the tap at FOB, Rimini, Italy. Pours somehow hazy and dark red with fluffy brownish foam, fine. Aroma is an enjoyable mix of caramel, resinous, hazelnut, terrain. Body is medium-dense. Taste is sweet at first, with some bitterness coming up. Finish is not particularly long the_beergery (147) - - MAY 7, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2017 Poured from a bottle, it appears hazy and unfiltered, with a deep amber coppery tone topped of with a very thin head of white froth, which dissipates quickly, leaving thin lacing, but reappears on swirling. Aroma is strongly caramel malt, together with hoppy notes of resin, florals and some fruit. Taste starts off lightly sweet, with notes of caramel, resin, florals and some fruit, then earthy undertones of bread, biscuit and dough, before finishing with bitter, though fairly abrupt. Carbonation feels quite lively, a bit too much for my taste, but strangely enough, it is paired with a rather thin and watery feel, especially towards the end.