trujahwarrior (401) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle, Pours a slightly hazy copper color with s medium fluffy white head that leaves good lacing. Smells I’d biscuit, dough, sweet malt and caramel. Tastes if all the same things that are in the,smell. Mouthfeel is between medium and light with good carbonation. I think this is one of the better amber ales on the market. I like the hop presence it brings. Not many ambers catch my attention but this is one of them.
jaghana (3295) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - DEC 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 355ml, a brown amber beer with good head. Nose is on toasted malt and caramel with sweet like touch. Aroma is on round caramel, nice grassy and floral fresh hops, very clean, crisp, nutty, almond, excellent malty finish. Excellent stuff, very tasty.
superspak (1926) - Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 11/30/2012. Pours moderately hazy deep reddish copper color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, bread, toffee, orange peel, grapefruit, lemon zest, peach, floral, grass, and floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance of malt and hop notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, biscuit, toast, toffee, nuttiness, orange zest, grapefruit, lemon zest, floral, grass, and toasted earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, biscuit, toffee, nuttiness, citrus zest, floral, and toasted earthiness. Damn nice balance and robustness of malt and moderate hop flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent amber ale. All around great balance and robustness of malt and moderate hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Hugi (296) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - NOV 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with a reddish tinge, medium head with a normal retention.Smells like caramel and nuts with hints of roastiness and herbs. Mediumk bitterness with a nice residual sweetness and a full body with a lively carbonation.
Lagerboy (912) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber. Unclear medium copper, lasting small creamy off-tan head. Caramel malt, faint hop aroma and taste, lightly fruity and not much else. Soft carbonation, light-medium bodied, low hopped. Somewhat bland and boring. MLF (More Lagerboy Friendly)
ajnepple (1115) - Clear Creek County, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz can from Evergreen Discount. Amber and clear with a nice off-white head and lacing. Caramel, toasted malts, nuts, toffee, light fruit and light bitter hops. Medium bodied with a crisp feel and a lingering bittersweet finish.
GraveAtSea (53) - Lublin, POLAND - NOV 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear amber with nice, dirty-white foam. Aroma of American hops mixed with caramel. Citrus, flowers. tropical fruits - pretty nice. Smooth and oily texture. Quite nice balance between caramel notes and refreshing hoppy bitterness. Fruits, flowers, some citrus, malts. Medium body and carbonation. Good, very drinkable beer.
Chadski4 (30) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 26, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Came around to this after re-trying in early 2013. Great balance of malt and hops. Hops present but not overwhelmed by the caramel flavors.
weark (103) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Amstein - Clear dark amber (nearly brown), small white head, no lacing - Caramalt, spices, and hints of citrusy hops aroma - more citrusy hops flavor, caramalt and spices - Medium body, medium bitterness, good carbonation, long caramalt and bitter finish - nothing special to say
northropfrye (1722) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty impressive amber ale, kind of a hoppy smoked gouda, blueberry and blue cheese. Interesting. Nice.
cards04 (1211) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good beer. Aromas of strawberry jam. Flavors are very bright and fruity. Red fruits with a bitter finish. Excellent amber.