JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet caramel in the aroma mixes with lightl roasted malts and some hops. Brilliantly clear amber with a nice white head and plenty of effervescent bubbles. Caramel malts bounce around in harmony with some toast and bitterness. Some tin in the flavor, but delish otherwise. Thanks Andre!
thoreaubred (42) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is one of my favorite amber ales. Very well balanced and full of flavor. Other Alaskan brews seem a bit watered down by comparison. It makes sense that this is Alaskan’s most popular beer.
bwoboe1 (1) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2006 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The best beer in my opinion. To think it came from the great chilly north is a testament to the dedication and know how of the folks producing this beer up there. Amber Gold.
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - MAR 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2006 Well this is my first altbier so i dont know what others taste like, but i think this beer is close to perfect as a casual drinking beer. It has a thick and malty, cedar colored body.. with a nice and lasting cream colored head. The smell and taste i got was sugar,honey and toffee. Little bitterness, goes down very smooth and light. Sweet oaky aftertaste, and like everybody says its a very drinkable beer. Since its light, sweet and tasty you will have more than one!!!
chargerfanjess (129) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 22, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rediish hue dark malt aroma semi swett and dry hoopy alt flavor. The sweetness detrcats a little, after a few there was a tang lemon atertaste. Good fro one or two.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - A red amber colored beer with a light tan head. A citrus malty aroma. I thought this had a great amount of malt and hops. Tasted a bit like an IPA.
loseratheart (110) - USA - MAR 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
First alt beer. Fruity in flavor with nice head. Surprised with how much malt this drink had. Wish I could find this someone on tap, that would be awesome, i’ll be sure to pick this one up again.
ross (2141) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I am not too familiar with altbiers, this is my first - but to me this tasted like nothing more than a red, lighter scotch ale. Pretty malty, more easy to drink though, not bad all in all. I’d drink it again.
jake65 (3413) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAR 12, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2008 Pours a thick amber brown, with a large tan head. Tastes were of malts, roastiness, caramels, and hazelnut. Light amount of hopiness to finish. One of my favorite brews.
Rerate 2/24/08: Draft: Pours golden with a large white head. Nose is malty and earthy, light florals and bits of toffee. Flavor is earthy and malty. Roasty tones and nuttiness. Still one of my go-to brews when the pickins are slim.
JB99 (27) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
nutty, sweet caramel aroma, thick ivory head pours atop a rich amber. starts out with a slight hop but a sweet caramel ends... i coould kick a few of these back