superspak (5581) - Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2017
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 5/11/2016. Pours clear medium orange/amber/light copper color with a 2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, honey, brown sugar, toasted bread, light nuttiness, light citrus/apple fruitiness, herbal, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Okay aromas with some dark/bready malt, honey, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with decent strength. Taste of caramel, honey, brown sugar, toasted bread, light nuttiness, light citrus/apple fruitiness, herbal, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Minimal herbal/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel. honey, brown sugar, toasted bread, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Solid robustness and complexity of dark/bready malt, honey, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Minimal dryness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready/grainy mouthfeel that is good. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.5%. Slight diacetyl presence. Overall this is an okay amber ale. Decent robustness and complexity of dark/bready malt, honey, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. This was pretty bland and needed more hop presence; but was fairly tasty and enjoyable otherwise. Aggiebob (1121) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 10, 2016
Bottle. Clear copper color with a thin white head that quickly dissipated. Aroma was light malt with a strong caramel taste. A little metallic on the backend. Bif (2242) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - JUN 26, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear copper color with fair head. Aroma of caramel, bit of grain and malt. Taste of caramel, honey and malt sweetness. Mild bitterness and a sweet finish. Moderate body, smooth and candy sweetness. Nice if you are into bubblegum. ads135 (4607) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 5, 2016
I’ve never had a beer quite like this. I expected mild maltiness, but got medicinal and metallic. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Poured into a perfect pint. Says "ale with honey added" on label, so this might be a different listing.
3.25 A: Clear dark orange color. Two fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is a touch below average and a short ring of lacing is left.
2.5 S: Light toastiness. Bland overall with a noticeable adjunct aroma hinting at rice. A touch of honey comes through, but only because the rest of the nose is so anemic.
2.0 T: Man this is bad. It’s has that sickening adjunct sweetness that I will never get used to. The residual honey only bolsters this flavor. Again light toastiness and maybe a touch of graininesss.
2.5 M: Lighter body. Too much carbonation. Could be creaminess. Finish leaves a horrible sweet aftertaste.
1.75 D: This beer is ass. Don’t buy it. Avoid it at all costs.
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cherk (3) - New York, USA - SEP 1, 2015 does not count
Upon pouring this beer, I immediately knew I was in trouble. It just SOUNDED like it was going to be a crappy beer. The "head" was fizzing rapidly, as if it couldn’t wait to disappear as quickly as possible. It was reminiscent of finding that 2-liter bottle of cola that’s been sitting in your fridge for weeks because no one wanted the last half glass of flat soda pop. I got screwed when I wanted a frothy beverage then, and I got screwed now with this sorry excuse for an amber ale. The carbonation evanesced faster than the talent level of a Miami Marlins roster after winning the World Series.
The aroma was no better. It smelled like your hand after holding a pocketful of arcade tokens. As for the taste--does "fallacy" count as a taste? Besides being flat and listless, this "copper" colored ale tasted like it was brewed with pre-1982 pennies. I’ve never actually drank anything brewed with pre-1982 pennies (or post- for that matter), but I think I accurately likened the taste.
This beer is brewed in Rochester, New York. I was in Georgia when I found it. It was probably delivered via backroads in an open bed truck, with the sun pounding away at the uncovered bottles the entire time. This entire Tap Room No. 21 series should be put in a crate Raiders-of-the-Lost-Ark-style--not because it’s a relic, but because it should be hidden away so the general public never sees it again. MarineOBeer (45) - - AUG 28, 2015
Not a good Amber. Has a medicine aftertaste.
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12 oz.bottle into pint glass. Pours clear. Toasted and malty aroma. Taste sweet. Average beer. ordybill (1758) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. This is a terrible beer! Avoid it at all costs, the only marginal good thing is the appearance and that is average at best. Foxbush (2028) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2015
12 oz bottle This was enjoyed on the Mattaponi River, The ale poured with a off white head and Amber color. the aroma was of caramel malts. The Amber ale had a medium body with soft carbonation. the finish was clean and dry.