Travlr (25281) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2016 can8ianben (1556) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber in color, smooth and pretty smooth. Very malty, very dry and bitter.
Bottle. Hazy to cloudy deep golden color, thick creamy white head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of floral herbs. Taste Taste is bitter hay, straw, burnt toast and caramel. Tasty. hopdog (12673) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2016
12oz bottle. Amber in pour with an off white head. I would say thinner all the way around - caramel, grains, and citrus. airrick2003 (872) - Louisiana, USA - OCT 20, 2015
Appearance: pours with a large dark beige almost tan head, the beer is a hazy amber color, decent head retention
Aroma: caramel, bread
Taste: very malty, some nuttiness, subtle caramel sweetness, very minimal hops on the finish in the form of a faint bitterness
Palate: average carbonation, medium mouthfeel, minimal sweet and bitter aftertaste
Overall: very malty beer, not overly sweet but sweet is the predominant Taste, sessionable, very minimal hops
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Bottle into pint glass, amber-hued golden color with beige head. Light aroma notes of cocoa powder, caramel malt sweetness and some grass. Taste adds graininess and earthy bitterness. Light body, low-moderate carbonation, crisp with light bitter finish. Interesting historical brew, like a lighter brown pale ale. JFGrind (2054) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Traditional ale with new-ish school hops. Dark tan medium bodied Ale with chocolate malts. This offering by SBC grew on me. I hope to try more from this Northeast Pennsylvania brewery. Picked up a slightly out of date case on super blowout at Bell Beverage.
beerbomb (228) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2015
UPDATED: APR 8, 2015 aroma is bread crust, earth, and grass maybe some citrus rind-
flavor is faint caramel, old bread, grains and earthy, bitter hops -- overall, grainy and bitter - if its historical, im just not privy...next... Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAR 23, 2015
This was poured into a pint glass because I thought it was an American Pale ale and actually smelling and tasting it, I believe it is one.
The appearance was a hazy bronzed orange color with a slim finger’s worth of white head gently dissipating leaving some light rings and having a lacing running here and there.
The smell had a light spritzy citrus bitter hops leading into a decent caramel maltiness.
The taste took those flavors and made it fairly sweet and earthy. A light toastiness adds itself in there as well. A combined citrusy and earthy aftertaste leads itself into a balanced wet to dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionable quality about it. The carbonation seemed good for the style as there was a decent harshness but nothing controlling.
Overall, I say this was a good APA that I could have again. pet3rman (375) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Pours golden with medium white head. Aroma interesting: getting some stale chocolate, malt, mash and grass. Very acidic. Bitterness up front. I wouldn’t call it smooth, although it doesn’t need to be... It just doesn’t have much else going on. 60minuteman (1747) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Opaque light brown pour from bottle. Aroma of caramel malts and metal. Flavor is malty and sugary. Backed with piney hop. A good one to pound in a big mug. N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Drank from a twelve ounce bottle. Aromas and taste of dark malts. This beer tastes like a generic cheap small market beer.