Tmoney99 (10841) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured hazy brown with a small rocky white head that was fully diminishing with fair lacing. Moderate hoppy aroma. Medium body with a dry texture and soft carbonation. Moderate bitter flavor with a medium bitter finish.
mantis7 (4) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 14, 2005 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I love this ale. It is even better if you are lucky enough to find it on tap. I really can not say enough about anderson valley brewing company, they make some of the best beers in the world. As a homebrewer , this is the kind of beer I strive to make. Just feels really great in the mouth, excellent CLEAN taste. You can feel the love in this beer. Loads of flavor and none of them bad.
malty (12) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark amber pours nice..a fine balance not hoppy not too malty ..depending on your mood one can consume a couple of these easy very drinkable..good bar eer with dinner enjoy in moderation..malty out...
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Another favorite from Anderson Valley. Deep amber with an off white head. Malty palate, subltle hop flavoring and aroma. An excellent example of the style, and very drinkable. Since it’s not overpowering in its own right, it serves well with a meal.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 7, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Tyler’s in Durham, NC. Clear brown color with thin whit head. Nice caramel nose and flavor. Slightly sweet. No hop flavor or aroma. Easy to drink, but not exceptional.
mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - OCT 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a big tan head. Smells citrusy, sweet, malty.Tastes much like it smells with a slightly nutty taste. After trying Fat Tire last night, I can see the difference. This beer tastes so much better.
Moonlight77 (10) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2005
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
On tap in many places in and around San Franciso...when fresh its fantastic
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - SEP 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2009 This beer could please about anyone. Nice delicate flavor with a malty texture, not too sharp and not too dull....
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish orange clear colour with a creamy white head. Clean caramely and fruity aroma with strong notes of raw yeast. Earthy, caramely flavour, hints of black currant with a disturbing yeasty undertone. Grassy and yeasty aftertaste.
pinkzambia (1515) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: This beer is another reason why I haven’t changed my favorite style from amber to ESB. Every time I think about switching to an ESB, I taste another great Amber ale and . . . anyway, this is one of those. I have had this two times and both times have really enjoyed it. It pours a cloudy amber with an off-white head and sticky lacing. It has nice aromas of syrup and caramel. The tastes equally enjoyable with a sweet cardboard aftertaste. I think this amber portrays what a balanced amber is supposed to be like. The body and feel are full which isn’t always the case for ambers. Pretty good.