mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
amber, small head. malt, mixed tart fruit and mild citrus hop aroma. toasted bread malt flavour with a little balance hops. overall not bad, but doesn't really impress.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice amber color,small head thathad a decent hang time but left little behind.The aroma was mild malt but mostly hops and citrusy.The taste was much the same as the aroma with a decent roasty taste and mild hops mild fruit and maybe a hint of caramel.The fnish was nothing special semi sweet with a decent hop bite.Decent brew but i think they ca do better then this.Well worth trying but i wouldn't go crazy to find it.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color(duh), white head. Sweeter malt aroma. Flavor was malty with some hops. Decent.
CapFlu (4245) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(650ml bottle) Pours a copper body and a white head. Lactic, hops and cream. Hoppy flavour. Above average.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lychee and mango fruition amongst hoppy ignition...Caramel fulfills its gathering goal and a refreshing and tasty moment ensues...One of the rare amber ales I would heartily welcome again...Thanks Lubiere!!...
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy amber. Beige head. Mild caramel & honey aroma accented w/ light, citrusy hops. Thin-medium body. Good malt & hops balance not very complex & a little watery. Is this from the same bottle as jercraigs' rating? ;-)
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber color, small head. Sweet malty aroma, that hints at more alcohol than really exists. Sweet, toasty malt flavors, a slight bitter finish. Decent amber.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2005 Re-Rate Bottle. Thanks for Sharing Blankboy. Amber body, small white head. Fruity, hoppy aroma. Flavour is moderately hoppy over some sweet slightly caramel malt. Very well balanced and quaffable. Medium Palate. Nice beer. 6/3/6/3/13 <P> Original Rating Bottle. Is this the same beer as some of these other ratings??? Nice amber colour, brings a pleasantly strong sweet aroma that implies a beer much higher in alcohol than it is. Slight burnt caramel sweetness and malt balanced with a touch of hops. Very nice. 7/3/6/4/16
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 2, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tart malty aroma, amber/red body, off white head, theres like this sour taste that takes the place of where the hops should be, SOMEONE STOP THIS INSANITY!!!!!!!
steview (1011) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 12, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2003 calm, musty, light citrus aroma. refreshing. not thick, not too thin to be offensive. light citrus flavor with pleasant animation. sweet caramel/butter layer. good, but lacking something. it's also a little bit chalky. i'm not sure why i like this so much less than mactarnahan scottish style amber ale (note, i had this right after that)