GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 21, 2010
355mL. Poured a clear reddish amber with a nice, medium, beige, rocky head that has decent retention and leaves very nice lace. Nose is very nice citrus florals, nectarines, air freshener, loads of caramel. Taste is malt-forward, nice citric character to balance with a slightly suddy, soapy palate. Very nice nutty bitterness coming into play. Slight diacetyl that is appropriate for the style. Really good session beer. TwistedVision (6) - USA - JUL 16, 2010 does not count
Dark Amber with a dirty white head, two fingers thick but quickly settles. Medium to thick lacing. Caramel comes on strong, hint of a hop smell, with some earthy notes and a slight chocolate finish. Smooth caramel with surprisingly bitter hops finish. Dark roasted malts are subtle underneath the caramel giving it hints of possibly coffee flavor. Light body with low to medium carbonation. radagast83 (8059) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2010
12 oz bottle. Beer pours a dark, rich red color with a very small head. Aroma is malty, with notes of yeast. Flavor is malty, with touches of bread and yeast. Another flavor I can’t quite place. Okay, but certainly not the best I’ve had from them. Radek Kliber (7359) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 27, 2010
On tap at Green Leafe -WB kassner (1659) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2010
Aroma sweet caramel nose , hint of caramelized sugars . 6+
Appearance dark red brown , clear with light creamy top. Black tea like.
Flavor and Palate : mid bodied. Some brown malt character noted with malty mid centre. Slight bitterness on sides. Refreshing black tea like finish with caramel touches.
very nice beer on tap at the Williamsburg Lodge. Ruby redclear no head some lacing with lots of buttery notes over the good slug of fresh malts and anice hops finish
Davetopay (54) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2009
I am digging on this one! This is one of the beers that has seen great improvement with the changes at the brewery this past year. Notes of caramel, butterscotch, toffee, and apricots on the nose. The mouth feel is just right. It doesn’t cling to the palate, but you know it is there and you can feel that it has some weight to it. This seems just right for the cooler fall air we have had come into town this week. I’ll be coming back to this offering. Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Appearance: Clear amber with a foamy, off-white head. Good head retention.
Aroma: Toast, caramel, and a touch of chocolate notes. A decent if light nose.
Flavor: Malty with lots of caramel and a touch of butterscotch. A little soap and herbal hops. Decent balance between all of the parts.
Palate: Medium, very smooth carbonation with a medium mouthfeel and a medium, slightly soapy finish.
Overall: Not bad! Mutiple levels of flavor, a good palate and good body. An affordable and statisfying red ale. ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2009
Pours a deep red color with no head to speak of. Aroma is yeasty, bready, biscuity, did I say yeasty? Pretty bland overall, some sweet malt, but not much else. meh. l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - JUN 23, 2009
Pours a slightly opaque dark brown with red corners. No head. Smells strongly of malt and a little chocolate syrup. Flavor is malty, toasty, and sweet. Very little carbonation. Not bad. An amber ale, really? That can’t be right. hershiser2 (3230) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2009
On tap at Mellow Mushroom, Charlottesville. Pours brown, little head. Aroma of copper, bread, and some roastiness. Bland caramel malts and copper flavor. Boring.