sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2006
Draft @ brewkettle: Copper to amber in color with a light tan head. Aroma of caramel, some grassy and earthy hops. Flavor, grassy caramel, some lingering bitterness on the finish. OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2006
On tap at the brewkettle - Pours amber with a creamy offwhite head. Malty, caramel mostly in the aroma. Flavor is mostly malty as well with caramel, and light toffee.. Finish is some light citrus hops but not real sharp. Nothing too great about this one really Dogbrick (12939) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2006
Sample at the brewpub: Clear red-amber color with a medium thin off-white head. Thin rings of lacing. Sweet malt and caramel in the nose. Medium body with a sweet character that has some bitterness around the edges. Leans toward malt over hops as far as the flavor goes. The finish is mostly sweet with a light hops aftertaste. A step up from the Killian’s level but not a real big one. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 29, 2006
Crystal clear amber body, off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, peach, grapefruit, caramel. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, chocolate, some peach, light grapefruit. Smooth, light-medium body. muzzlehatch (4952) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2005
Sample at the brewpub. Light amber-maple with just a trace of head...bit of wood and brown sugar in the light, easy aroma...sweetish oaky body, good malt balanced with sharp sprucy hops, perhaps a bit of muted cherry towards the finish.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2005
Slightly hazy ruddy copper w/ frothy white foam. Lean, malty aroma w/ some placid citrusy hop notes. Light, mildly resiny feel. Flavour is sweet & malty (caramel) w/ a gentle bitterness in the finish DrnkMcDermott (3097) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2005
Draft sampler, at the Brew Kettle. Proper coppery color. Light head in the sampler glass, leaving just a thin ring. Nicely toasted malts, but overmatched by a big hoppy hit. Good if you like your ales hoppy, which I think most of us do. liquidcrack (45) - Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2005
bottle. tap. decent redish color. medium size head. smooth, hoppy taste with good red ale finish. good beer for the newby to the scene. i’m done........ thedm (6148) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2004
This draft brew from the Kettle poured a medium sized head of fine to medium sized mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a fair lacing. The body was softly carbonated transparent and copper colored. The aroma was malty and hoppy with a slight red scent. The mouth feel was initially mildly tingly and hoppy then finished with a big red hop bang. It had a hoppy red flavor that was medium strength. kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2005 Re rate: On tap 12/31/04: Lasting light beige head w/ a clear orange/amber body. Light citrus hop aroma. Caramel more prevalent as it warms as well as toasty malty & light roasted malt. Low fruitiness. Caramel malt & hop flavor dominate, becomes bready & toasty as it warms. A very slight hint of roasted malt in the finish which is malty & clean. Fruity, hoppy aftertaste. Medium carbonation, medium body. , but very good & well balanced beer. Not very exciting for experienced palates, but drinkable for non beer geeks.