ajnepple (5831) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2017
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz single bottle, "BEST BY 02/04/16", almost a year ago :( thanks(?) to Total Wine & More - Gilbert, AZ. Hazy reddish to amber in appearance with a small, lingering beige head. Aroma of caramel malt, light earthy yeast, toasted grain, light fruity esters and light musty hops. Similar flavor, medium to heavy, lingering sweetness with just a touch of hop bitterness. Light to medium body with soft carbonation and a smooth creamy feel. A little too sweet for me, kind of hard to finish this one. Not too bad I guess, considering its age (©2014). Tastes like a generic amber ale at this point.
Dorkenstein (487) - - JAN 25, 2017
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramel, strawberry jam, and lavender aromas; some faint floral hops too. Taste is toasted caramel malt and toffee, strawberry jam, faint floral hops and more faint pepper. Very light lavender and pepper after taste.
Aggiebob (969) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 17, 2017
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Red amber in color poured with a thin white head and nice delecate lacing. The malty aroma is fruity with some Brett yeast flavoring in the taste. Medium bodied. The abv seems higher than it actually is.
nearbeer (5138) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bb 04/09/2017. Mostly clear orange-copper with some nice swirling bubble activity. Nose is caramel apple with a light funkiness. Flavors of apple, toasted pecan, toffee, a pinch of white pepper, sourish orange/lime zest and some mild leafy-wooden hop bitterness. Light-medium body has a smooth medium carbonation and a sessionable balance.
kambei70 (991) - - DEC 21, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper in color, no head, even after an agressive pour. Aroma is somewhat malty with a slightly sour, almost orange note. Flavor is earthy, hay-and-straw, malt, and cinnamon. Lightly hopped finish that turns rather dry. As it warmed, more fruity flavors, orange, emerged as well as a little alcohol.
Johnstledger8 (1038) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 11, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a murky copper brown with a fading sudsy off white head. Aroma is of caramel, grassy, earthy, nuts, bread, oats. Taste is of caramel, butterscotch, earthy, grassy, slightly metallic finish. Watery to oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
solidfunk (8270) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 31, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light caramel and some unfermented sugar. Golden amber pour with good head and lacing. Light sweet finish with a hint of mash malt. Tap at Frontera at Chicago airport.
ANZUShophunter (382) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Hyatt Rosemont. Pours amber with modest head and aroma of caramel malt. Hops are subtle counterpoint to malt sweetness as per the description but they remind me a bit of EKG. One decent, easy drinking beer.
Panzuriel (2076) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Deeper red copper. Almost clear. Thin head of white bubbles.
Nose: Sweeter caramel malt. Lightly roasty. Candy sugar. Mild floral hops.
Taste: Sweeter malt forward. Decent light roasty caramel. Light hops. No bitters at all
Body: Medium to thinner. Soft carbonation
Parting thoughts: A nice beer. Low expectations. A very nice “house beer” from a wine shop.
PanMarek (352) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich, caramel malty nose with some woody notes. Pours dark cloudy amber with quick beige foam. Medium heavy in the mouth with light fizz, slightly slick. Sharp first notes followed by hay malt and grassy hops. Very muted phenol yeast and malty to the end.