Goose (3) - Wildwood, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2005 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Two words - liquid heroin !
sweet like candy, glowing amber hue
a well balanced ale, not for everybody
but one of my top choices !
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Do they make a bad beer? Tried this the other night for the first time in a while, and I can say is that I need to get a case of this next trip to the store. Hazy orange with some nice frothy off white head. Nose is rich malt and yeast, light light floral hops as well. Taste is a rich malt backbone, semisweet, with a nice yeast and hop note.Nice body. Proof that a beer doesnt need to be overloaded and big to be tasty.
mxsinder (2) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2005 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This brown ale is fantastic for a moderately priced pick-up. Almost no beers that can be commonly found in the grocery store (in Michigan) can be compared, and it is a great beer to introduce to non-beer lovers.
lethe (177) - New York, USA - NOV 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The color is a deep rust red that darkens toward the top. Nose is sweet with fruit accents of apple and pear that gives way to a nice caramel finish. The medium-bodied ale has a sweet flavor that manages to be remarkably smooth and rich. A very good amber that brings depth to an often one-note style.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz - Packaged on June 23, 2005 - Aroma is malty, carmel and a touch of hops. Pours a cloudy amber with a medium head and great lasting lacing. The best looking amber Iíve seen. Flavor is subtle hop followed by a smooth carmel malt back. Palate is smooth and clean. Always been one of my favorite session brews and always will be.
DiscoForever (71) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 8, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber & Pizza Night. Hazy orange. Aroma of lush fruit, sweet caramel and honey. Subtle taste with amazing balance and a light finish. Creamy fruits & caramel. Medium body thatís very smooth with fine, light carbonation. Smooth sailing and one to convert non-beer drinkers. Great stuff.
Friday (30) - Brighton, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bought from a local party store. A sour yeasty, with slight hint of hops smell. Flavor starts with an initial sour, almost bread like in character, then finishes with a malty, almost marzen flavor. Not a bad beer. Amber in color, not much head. Also, there were yeast particles floating around as well, with a layer of sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Iím not much for amber ales, but this one is drinkable.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Banderaís, Chicago, IL. Cloudy amber ale having small diminishing white head. Sour smelling aroma, like an old bar. No discernable carbonation. Medium-bodied ale that starts and finishes with a sweet malt flavor with moderate hop bitterness. A good drinkable beer that went well with roasted chicken.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly above average amber from Bells. Pours out amber (how about that). Nose of malts, some pleasent hops, big caramel, touch of honey also. Flavor is similar, but quite sweet. Malts and caramel and toffee the big heads in this one.
BigNasty (55) - South Lyon, Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not my most favorite amber. Beautiful color, not much head, great malty aroma. I found the hops to be a bit more on the bitter side than I like, overwhelming the maltiness that could have been.