troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Bottle) Pours a mahogany color with foamy head. Very overcarbonated. Bland taste of mild caramel and toffee, but without any particular direction or balance. Perhaps I got a bad bottle, but I was very disappointed with this one.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Aroma middles with some faint chalky malt, melded with grain sugar and nip of hop residue. Pours an expected burnished ruddy amber, with a foam of white. Flavor presents a calm, sensible plain malt, backed with touches of fig, peanuts and caramel. Hops bring in good balance and a mineral yeast quality finds home in the remaining balance. A pretty standard, yet somewhat boring Amber Ale. Smacks out on some lemony hop candy.
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Ok I got takes on this beer. One on tap at Corner brewery and one bottle.
On tap there is minimal head and lacing, mild toffee aroma. A strong toffee taste. Not bad.
Bottle. A continuous gusher. Hops more noticable in aroma. Taste less noticable. I find it inexcusable in a 12oz Amber for it to be a gusher.
I cut the overall in half due to the foam problem in the bottle because I paid $10 for the 6er. Last time for this brewery.
lumberjack (178) - Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle as part of A.B.C. sample pack. Dark red color with a massive amount of off-white head (too much really). Scent and taste is of very earthy hops and some citric-like fruits. Maybe a a bit too much carbonation. Overall this is a tasty and well balanced amber ale.
BigBeer45 (1436) - Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A clear pretty red (almost ruby) pour with lots of white and off-white foam that filled the glass, very carbonated as are the other Arbor beers, toasted malt and malt aroma with a faint fruit, sweet and caramel fragrances, some floral hops, some malt sweetness in the sip, there is malt, caramel and some toasted malt flavor with a hop citrus bitterness, bitterness lingers into the finish to give make this drink pretty dry, more bitterness then other Ambers I have had, it was ok.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle...pours ruby red with medium carbonation..aroma is largely earthy, grassy hops abound...little malt present in the nose...flavor is very different for an amber...largely grassy with massive earth-like qualities...has a huge grainy, dry oatmeal flavor to it (that is oddly, very appetizing)...there is also something else that is heavily emphasized here, but i cant quite think of it...will try another definitely and get back to that trait...very good, very unique
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Horrible. Forced down a second bottle to confirm that this beer just has a bad flavor.
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (12oz). Murky deep orange-brown with a massive frothy tan head. Smells like an incredibly malty, roasted chestnuts, woody, bitter "bitter" - borders on a light porter The taste is ... dry, a little sour, dry yeast, dry stale nutshell bitterness, overly carbonated and very very astringent - leaves a bitter, slightly sour aftertaste. Needs to be toned down.
frankenkitty (2007) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Served as a light-hazed, deep amber brew. Too weak in the nose to uncover more than a hint of roasted malt. Diacetyl butteriness and a metallic edge start the flavor. Light bodied and dry, flavors improve to rye and roasts. Meh.
<font size=-4>On tap at <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/michigan/ann-ar Brewing Co., Ann Arbor, MI 48104</font>
AOF (306) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 oz sample, World Expo of Beer. Frankenmuth, MI. May 19th 2007. 22nd brew of the festival.