Slipstream (2440) - USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was happy to come across a bottle of this - hadnt seen it before. Sweet, malty aroma. A rich malty brew with some tang and hop notes, and a bit of barnyard scent. Amber is not really my favorite style, but when Avery makes it, things turn out all right.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at brewery. Red amber with small white head. Aroma of citrus hops, caramel, sweet fruit. Taste is lightly sweet then bitter finish. Medium bodied but very drinkable, nice carbonation.
rader58 (871) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy dark amber with orange hues. Aroma of molasses, chocolate and floral. Taste is sweet and bitter. Flavor is malt forward with molasses and slightly sweet chocolate. A bit of hops in the finish.
scoth (664) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear scarlet-brown, with a medium beige head, with good and lasting lacing. Grassy, biscuit, and caramel aromas. Medium body, creamy and crisp. Flavors of toast, grass, nuts. A bit more hops than in many ambers. Well-balanced, drinkable and satisfying.
topherh (1922) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - NOV 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours orange-amber with an off white head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt and citrus and pine hops. Flavor is a nice balance of sweet malt and hops. Very quaffable an amber ale someone actually might like to drink more than once.
daknole (10847) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour. Off white head. Aroma is mostly toasted caramel malt, floral hops and a touch of fruit. Flavor has more hops than I expected with less caramel than most ambers. Not bad.
williamherbert (1484) - Syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Incredibly thick and cloudy brick/falu red color. Puffy head that leaves a smooth film of lace. Looks very thick and murky; splendid.
Toasted malt aroma, but with some sweet sugary notes. Has the toasted quality of a red amber, and the brown sugary sweetness of a brown ale; the brown half of it wins the duel.
The taste is a sweet beginning, with some bold liqueur flavors and an alcohol burst. Roasted malt, tempered by slight sweetness. Bold red/amber flavor with an added sugary sweetness. A tad saccharine, but not enough to ruin the flavor.
Feel is full-bodied and creamy. Leaves a lasting thickness. Mellows out nicely halfway through. A substantial, complex, balanced beer. Quite soild. Might be too thick for repeats.
mansquito (5181) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours quickly dissipating beige head, but that head leaves all sorts of syrupy lacing around. Beer is cloudy amber brown color, don’t look like your average amber ale. Aroma is mostly sweet maltiness. Taste ain’t too bad, mostly malts around front and middle, and then proceeds to get some nuttiness and earthiness at the end. Thicker than your average rubbish amber and that is in every way a good thing. The biggest flaw with this beer is that it is still and amber ale, a beer style whose existence I cannot comprehend.
dirt55 (198) - Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2009
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled, clear red/amber with thin white head, sweet malt aroma with equal presence of citus hops, Full/thick sweet malt with nice hops in the end and lingering palate to balance out sweetness, a little too sweet for more then one pint
tgncc (3089) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice caramel aroma, slight floral hops. The appearance is amber red, off-white head. The flavor is caramel malts, slight bread dough, and a slight and unexpected taste of puke (not sure why). The finish has a light bittering of piney hops. Medium mouthfeel. Decent overall, if not a classic.