coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 20, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Poured light amber with a smallish white head. Aroma and flavor were mild, some bready malt, some citrusy, grassy hops. LIttle bit o’ honey, perhaps. Nice and drinkable.
zdk9 (183) - Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle thanks to Cavie) Color is somewhere between yellow and orange. Smells of mat syrup, bananas, roast. Maybe some sweet smoke. Tastes light herbal bitterness, some grapefruit pith, chalk.
daknole (10035) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber pour. Nothing much to write home about here typical sorry mix if caramel and light hops. Meh.
anders37 (18351) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Mellow Mushroom, Auburn,AL. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty hoppy caramel finish.
MrBunn (2523) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cool label on the bottle, but this is an amber ale. Pours a light amber color with little head and grainy aromas. Flavor is similar... a kind of uninteresting amber ale with caramel malts and mild hops... kinda sweet... kinda sticky... kinda meh...
Cybercat (3736) - Georgia, USA - MAY 28, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a beautiful clear amber with a thick, yellowish, light tan head that sticks around - very appealing for any beer, and superior to nearly all amber ales. Aroma is crisp and malty with fruity and hoppy underpinnings. Pleasing flavor is mainly malty and has hints of fruit - mainly apple - and hops, with just a touch of bitterness. Texture is quite fizzy and lively. This is one of the best amber ales I’ve ever had. I have downed this before, but didn’t realize how good it is - maybe because previously I’ve had it only from a bottle.
Beerygeek (36) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 25, 2011
1.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
I really wanted to like this beer. However, it smelled quite skunky, and felt like it coated the side of my tongue with nastiness. As far as style goes, it sort of matches an Amerocan Amber, apart from the off flavours.
smith4498 (3172) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours amber color with tan ead. Aromas of toasted malts and some caramel. Similar flavors. Pretty bland. Medium body with average carbonation.
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle that pours a hazy orange with an enormous foamy off white head (so much head that I had to let the glass sit for a bit to pour the rest of the bottle into the glass) that leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma of lemon, apricot, honey and caramel malt. Taste is apricot, honey and caramel malts. Very carbonated - medium body. Okay brew but nothing outstanding for sure.
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, I forget the date but a fresh sample.
Pours clear light amber with a two finger off white head that leaves nice cobwebs of lacing and holds a small cap.
Aroma is pretty typical for an Amber, a little fruity, a little caramel, a little nutty, some light floral and grassy hops. Good strength.
Flavor is caramel malt, light fruits, light citrus hops, somewhat sweet, moderate bitterness, little to no alcohol.
Mouthfeel is on the light side of medium, a bit oily, medium carbonation.
A solid Amber Ale, but nothing spectacular.