gringo332 (539) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: nutty, toffee/caramel aromas dominate. Appearance: crystal clear and lives up to the amber moniker. Taste: the malt flavor is center stage followed up by big bitterness to reign in the malt. Palate: middle of the road, moderate effervescence and body. Overall: I prefer my Ambers pretty hoppy so this one isn’t quite for me but still it’s a well made amber.
wedgie9 (1946) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes. Tasted on 6/30/12 at the 1st Annual Chimipalooza, from bottle. Pours clear amber with a thick tan head that leaves thick lace. The nose is some caramel with a touch of resin citrus peel hops. The flavor is a bit more intense than I expected with the same notes from the nose. The body is medium with average carbonation and a medium bitter hops finish.
Vignale (2064) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska från SBs beställningssortiment. Kopparfärgad med ett tjockt krämigt skum. Fin kropp med komplexa relativt torra karamellsmaker, toffee, smörkakor och lite citrushumle i bakgrunden. Välgjord, okonstlad, drickbar, rena fina smaker. Riktigt trevlig.
HourGlass13 (60) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a darker amber, with a decent white head. Toffee aroma with some hops. Not so much malt in this one, bitter hops seem to take over. A good tasting beer.
daje (2450) - NORWAY - SEP 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Brewdog Stockholm, april 18th 2014. Deep copper body with a good lasting offwhite head. Caramelized aroma with toast, pine and grapefruit. Taste starts quite piney, with a rich malt base, grass, strong bitterness, nutty and hoppy finish, dry piney aftertaste. Not bad, and one I belive is better the fresher it is.
aletcm (122) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - SEP 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cor cobre, com espuma de boa formação e persistência. No aroma, caramelo, passas. No sabor, passas, torrado, amargor médio e persistente. Seco ao final. Muito boa.
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ttroha (275) - Americus, Georgia, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Mellow Mushroom. Semi-hazy brown with minimal white head. Aroma of caramel, pine hops and floral hops. Taste is sweet with bitter hops at the back end, Bitter, hoppy aftertaste. Medium bodied.
drsandman (310) - New York, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a med amber, med off white head. Aroma is caramel, bread, pine, cedar, floral hop. Flavor is light sweet transitioning to bitter pine hop, lasting. Med body, great balance for an amber... Good hop dosage while still being a malt heavy brew.
19Ei8hty (1171) - Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
As of late I can not find the time to take tasting notes of each beer I sample. I would like to track and record my thoughts of each so I will just use the simple scoring rubric until more time is available.
jjh19 (58) - California, USA - AUG 8, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: A dark red/copper color with an average tight-bubble head. Surprisingly dark for an Amber.
Smell: Not a ton of aroma, but I did detect some toasted notes and some floral hops.
Taste: This one tasted a lot like New Belgium’s Fat Tire ale. For better and worse. There’s no denying that Fat Tire (and I’m sure Calico) has it’s fans. I’m just not one of them. It must be the balance of hops and malts - it doesn’t sit well on my tongue. The hops feel unnecessarily assertive.
Mouthfeel: Medium body.
Drinkability: This Amber Ale is okay. One and done.
mnurda (1132) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at B and B burger and beer in Las Vegas. Very malty. Toffeeish. Wow. I love this beer
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