aracauna (2855) - Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Like the Pale Ale, itís on the pale side for the style and has a similiar head. The body is a medium amber, but looks gold in some lights. Aroma is less hoppy than the PA and picks up some caramel notes. The flavor also has the slight caramel notes, but is still dominated by that crisp pale malt flavor (donít know what itís called). The hops are subtle to not there in the beginning but come out to give you a slow motion punch in the end. Itís a very weak, friendly punch though. Seems like the hop blend is the same or similar to the one used in the Pale Ale, just in lower amounts.
Suttree (4452) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 1, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smooth without being bland, rich without being heavy, and has a nice crisp finish. I wish this was available in Tennessee becasue Iíd like to try more of their stuff.
argo0 (10384) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2002
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy orange with medium off-white head. Citrus hoppy aroma, very fresh. Distinctly hoppy flavor thatís unexpected for an amber. But thereís a lot of sweetness, too much so.
AleConnoisseur (29) - Houghton, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great beer. It seems to have a good blend of hops to give it a very good taste, with an aroma that is excellent. I would have to say one of the best beers that i have had i would suggest it to anyone.
blank (997) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice touch for an amber, a nice light flavor with a decent hop finish. iíll probably get this again
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 8, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I am not a huge fan of ambers, but the hops in this one made it a bit better than others I have had.
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice amber color. Aroma is of caramal, malt, citrus and just a tiny bit of a floral note. Tastes like the description, just a bit sweet and a little hoppy. This is probably my favorite amber.
Panzuriel (1182) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2002
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This beer is very bitter and very hoppy. The hops are almost overpowering. Greatly distracting from my enjoyment from the rest of the brew. I donít quite get it. Maybe I donít have tolerance for hops or something. Every time someone mentions nice restrained hops, I can rest assured that Itís going to make my mouth burn. So, thatís my soapbox rant for today.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 16, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy orange/amber pour with little head. Aroma reminds me a little of sweet tea with lemon. Nice body with a little hop bite at the end. Thanks to MaxPower for this one.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
austinpowers, my man, you write a fine review and you are a beer lover and trader par excellance, but you are hopeless when it comes to birds. That, my friend, is no swan, it is a GBH (great blue heron), a more spectacular bird than a cygnus, in my eyes. About the brew, however, you and I agree exactly. The definitive 3.6 - well made, sturdy, dependable. A fine rich malt action generously balanced.