dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, mid gold, coarsely carbonated with a moderate head which drops to a thin cover. At first a big malty aroma which drops away, leaving metallic notes. Nice balanced flavour with moderate sweet malt and some hops.
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2005
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2005 Has a sweet grassy smell that’s actually quite pleasant. Somewhat flat texture with little or no lacing. Very malty flavor - could use more hops. Reminds me of Miller High Life or Singha in the sense that there seem to be lots of artificial elements to it.
jimhilt (2451) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 14, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a one-finger white head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Clear amber color. Hoppy nose. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied. Best before 6/9/05. Starts and finishes on the mildly hoppy side, really unremarkable, it would make a good lawn mower beer. $1.35 for a 330ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.
highlandlad (1433) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hum-drum Mediterranean lager with no real distinguishing features. Looks lively enough in the glass and the fresh-hay aroma is promising but the flavours are flat and familiar, with nothing to recommend it above hundreds of other hot-climate thirst-quenchers.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 13, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dull amber color, small creamy white head. Corny lager aroma. Papery sweet corn taste with some hops in there to balance it. Not too bad... different than a lot of pale lagers.
ElGaucho (2280) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2004
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bland lager aroma. Lively visible carbonation. White head. Pale gold, good lace for a lager. Basic lager flavor. Decent, but basic. No bite, smooth. Enjoyable, just not very flavorful.
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A second pale lager I actually liked. This beer wasn’t that exciting, but it tasted good and looked pretty nice to boot! There was good lacing, and a pleasing yellow colour. The aroma was almost non existent, which was dissapointing. Good malt taste despite its thinner body. There was a slight bitterness with just a hint of hops.
Nekronos (3738) - Xalapa, MEXICO - NOV 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2006 I guess this was the one I drank, the label is different, but the alcohol percentage fits on. Also, it was kinnda ambar. Was a little sawer but ok.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crystal-clear, straw yellow color, blessed with a big, softly settling, fluffy white head.
Aroma: empty, but inoffensive.
Very smooth, rich, malty flavor. Pleasant right off the start. Light bodied, but surprisingly tasty. I think I got a very fresh bottle, just off the plane from Spain, where it rains mainly on the...veranda...um, scratch that...anyway...
Tiny little hops gently ride on the palate, quickly covered over in a blanket of light, sweet, delicious maltiness.
Based on the previous reviews, I was set for a let-down, but happily cast off that presumption. Quite a nice lager, nothing wrong with it, a beer I can live with, and garner pleasure from. Just plain nice. Thumbs up from me!
...and I’ve been told that Ambar is a family name involved with the brewery, not any connection to the English word, "amber".
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Light grain, light fruits (pear and apple), along with some grassy and herbal hops in the aroma.
This beer is lame. Period. There isn’t much to say about it. Light malt, light hops, light flavor. I bet this beer is really low in calories! Still though, for what it is trying to be, this isn’t bad.