bnielsen13 (255) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. Pours amber/red with a light head. Aroma is sweet and hoppy. Flavor is hoppy, bitter and malty. Pretty good.
beerfest5 (1199) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice Amber ale, better than most. The confusing thing with this style is that most people expect a hoppy ale from the look of it, but itís more balanced than that even approaching the maltier side of the spectrum. This one is well balanced with a nice floral hop aroma and flavor along with a cereal and sometimes hay or grassy malt backer.
cmonster (997) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a nice amber ale. Classic dark orange color with a medium sized head. Good retention. Caramel and fruit on the nose and palate. Light-med sweet flavor that finishes with a bitter edge. One amber I could drink again.
DocJitsu (1140) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear deep copper color with a pillowy light tan head. Toasty, caramelly aromas. Creamy mouthfeel. Citrus rind and grassy bitterness dominates the sweet toasty malt, caramel, and fruit flavors.
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Proof. Deep amber red pour with a small bubbly white head. Sweet toffee, bread and caramel malt with a hint of pine. Flavor is similar and mild with a hint of a bitter pine end. Not bad for an amber. Easy drinker.
baraciisch (2193) - California, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brilliant reddish amber in color... Aroma of burnt caramel, fresh wort, light citrus hops... Flavor is rich burnt toffee, caramel, light citrus hop notes.... Crystal caramel malts dominate flavor... Decent for style, but not my favorite style...
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 2, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
For an amber... WHAT?! a bitter? Okay that makes more sense. In the nose there is this maltyness that is ripe and roaming. In the taste is there is this hoppyness that comes and goes and makes the beer kind of sour.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
very west coast. nice wet hops. mellow. nice carmel and roasted malts. some orange, citrus aorma and flavor. the color is more orange-y than amber and it appears quite thin. the finish is bitter, but not biting. quite good. creamy mellow mouthfeel to it.
riversideAK (5727) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasted nutty toffee aroma accompanied by some crisp citrus hops. Pours a red amber color with a small thin white head. Flavor is nice medium bitter hops with a roasty toffee malt backbone. Finishes crisp and mildly dry.
alexanderj (3366) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUL 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2009 Rerate. sampled at Obriens, same general impressions. (For the style this was good; Iím just not a huge fan of the style. Poured a reddish amber; aroma of toffee and slight citrus hops. Flavor was about the same; dry finish.)