Travlr (22497) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at GABBF. Bright amber color, small tan head, solid lacing. Aroma of bitter and peppery caramel. Taste is similar with light chocolate. Not bad.
Leighton (19552) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle drank at Hill Farmstead while waiting for the Harvest Festival VIP session to begin, Vermont. Pours clear, golden-brown with a fine, frothy cap. Moderate yeast in the nose, brown bread, subtle ripe fruits. Medium sweet flavor with faintly toasted bread, light yeast, some faint berries. Medium bodied with creamy carbonation. Sweet finish with further notes of yeast and brown bread, along with light caramel and brown sugar. Decent balance, very smooth character.
brokensail (16222) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sort of caramel/brown in color with an off-white head. Heavy on the yeast aroma with a bit of pepper and some spicy noble hop aromas. A hint of chocolate (chocolate malt?) and some faint caramel. The flavor has a definite banana character and there is some pepper, yeast, and dark fruit to it, too. The malt is sweet, but the beer is also a touch watery. Overall a decent beer, but not great.
Oakes (16120) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Filtered amber without much head. Kind of boring caramel aroma with light phenols. Similar flavour. This is bland amber ale, quite disappointing.
bhensonb (14493) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the Folsom Whole Foods. Pours dark copper with a foamy/fizzy 3 finger beige head. Aroma is yeast/spice, malt and earth. Med body or better. Flavor is very yeast/spice with some dark, near chocolate, malt and quite a bit of citrus/grass hop. Finishes prickly bitter, and definitely earth. Unusual, but it’s a very tasty drink. Seems well underrated.
Tmoney99 (13904) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a clear dark ruby color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate sweet malt and floral hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium balanced flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. I enjoyed this beer.
Ratman197 (13898) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting creamy amber headf. Aromas of burnt carmel, cola, spice, light yeast and light fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, cola, spice, light yeast and a hint of fruittiness with a smooth lingering carmel finish.
Drake (13150) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from State Line. Pours a clear dark copper color with a thin creamy off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of spice, caramel, bready malts. Almost reminiscent of cola. The taste is bread, nuts, spice, apple, stone fruits. Medium bodied. Meh.
bu11zeye (12894) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of mar) Pours a clear amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of raisins, anise, dates, caramel, and toasted rye bread. Flavor of toasted bread, raisins, chocolate, caramel, and anise.
djd07 (12578) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper with a small off white head leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a pepper yeast and clove. Medium mouthfeel with a spice flavor and dry finish. A good saison from Widmer.