KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - APR 12, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Skyview. Copper pour with off white head. Aroma of light fruit, florala and caramel malt. Taste is caramel malt with the florals and some earthiness.
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up a single 22-oz bomber from LiquidSolutions.biz. Pours a semi-clear caramel amber brew with a fast dissolving off-white head that leaves behind a thing off-white ring. Aroma of dry caramel malt, a touch of iced tea and grassy hops. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonation with a powdery caramel and toffee malt flavor. Finish is slightly dry, a little gritty texture with a thin caramel aftertaste that quickly disappears. An average amber ale at best.
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[bottle] shared by skyview. Poured copper with a small off white head. The flavor matched the aroma and was moderately hoppy with caramel and toffee malt flavors. Fairly hoppy finish.
badgerben (4869) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks for sharing, Skyview! Copper color with a thin head. Slight floral aroma. Grainy taste. Thin and only barely detectable malt flavors.
Stine (1760) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle. Dull reddened orange. Wimpy aroma of old berries, concentrate apple juice, wet cardboard and brown rice. Earthy, mild, and lean. Lemon zest, pithy citrus, white bread, sugar, and some floral sagebrush hop presence in the mostly unnoticeable flavor; the effect of drinking a floral tea insufficiently steeped. Thin, bitter, light bodied palate with fairly low carbonation, leaving the loose flavor body hung to dry. No impressions at all from this one in any direction. Had this only a couple hours ago; if not for the notes it would be quite hard to remember what it was like. Thanks for sharing, Bob!
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear amber, wispy dirty white head, drippy lace,
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma with nice earthy balance,
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, lots of earthy hops for balance keeps it very dry,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
ChainGangGuy (4803) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a hazy, orangey-amber body with a small, off-white head.
Smell: Rather restrained nose with only minor notes of toasted grains and fruit.
Taste: Faint, lightly sweet toasty caramel maltiness. Slight fruitiness. Very mild hop character and bitterness. Bittersweet finish. Meek from start to finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Somewhat watery.
Drinkability: A good choice if, for whatever reason, you’re looking for a lite amber.
Shag (2839) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 24, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured an amber color like it damn well should! The aroma is malty with some citrus and caramel. The flavor is hard to describe because not much is going on with it. Yummy crystal malts abound. Overall run of the mill amber for drinking and not thinking.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Transparent copper amber with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a grainy toasty pale malty nose. Body starts slightly grainy and pale malty sweet with a hint of earthy bittering hops. Finishes slightly drier with an earthy, bittersweet, crisp finish. A decent amber ale.
BCMike22 (90) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2008
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured into snifter glass. Light colored for a amber. Malts are slight, but a little bitter. A little tart, hint of a fruit flavor. Very drinkable, but not easily distinguishable from others. Good beer. Worth a drink for sure.