nuplastikk (6511) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Filtered copper red. Thin off-white head. A mild, doughy session amber. Somewhat watery mouthfeel, mild pleasant hop balance to the thick caramel malts. Displays a touch more balance and complexity than typical brewpub ambers. Crisp finish. Toasty, balances the amber malt well. A solid example. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Sampler flight on tap at Vintage Brewery (Madison, WI). Pours a rich glowing orange amber hue, touches of haze meet richer glowing edges. A frothy tannish head sits atop and dies to a thicker layer with ok lacing. Aromas are gentle toffee and caramel sweetness, touches of toast, carmelization, biscuits. Gentle toffee, some dry florals, earthy bitter hops. Initial is medium bodied, dull and a touch metallic up front, moving into toasty dryness, some black olive, dry cris biscuits. Some floral and earthy hop elements. Middle is a bit bland, simple yet palateable. Offering a mellow sweet and toasty malt element, drying out front toasted elements and dry earthy hops, a kiss of grass, florals, just a touch of citrusy grapefruit offers into finish. Lingering dryness and toast. Solid Amber Ale. pablo951 (690) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Had it at on tap Vintage Brewery in Madison Wi. Poured a hazy amber hue with a subtle hop taste and aroma. phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2011
Great balanced amber, biscuity, mellow with a bright copper colour. Nice tasting brew! Skyview (6115) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2010
On draught at the Vintage Brewery brewpub in Madison, Wisconsin during their Grand Opening on May 2, 2010. Pours a dark clear amber colored brew with a fast dissolving off-white head that dissipates to a thin ring. Aroma of roasted nuts, caramel malt, a hint of toffee and some light fruit. Taste is light to medium bodied, a slight medicinal and floral hop bitterness with flavors of caramel malt and light toffee. Finish is slightly metallic at first and then a semisweet caramel malt aftertaste on top some floral hop aftertaste.
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Nice red, had some sourness, but I liked it that way. Nice hint of hops aroma and flavor. Not Bad NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2011
Draft at Vintage. Pours a deep amber, some offwhite sticky head. Nose is lightly hopped, some cherry notes and rich malt. Light caramel. On taste, very biscuity. Seems lacking the firm hop character that would be expected, as well as a fuller malt profile. Some caramel could help. Definitely a decent beer, just didn’t do it for me. ChiGuy68 (626) - Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2013 Tasted on tap at Vintage. Clear amber with a thin off white head. Shopped caramel taste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone cbfobes (2888) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2011
On tap at brewery, pours a clear light amber with a diminishing white head, sweet malt aroma and the flavor is much of the same with touches of caramel and hops in the finish, somewhat of a metallic finish, just ok for me.