GermanBrews76 (679) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice orange/amber body with a big white lumpy head. Pleasant mild hop aroma, hints of yeast and toasted malts. same in taste, a bit more perfumey as it warmed. Well drawn out finish with fruity floral undertones.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 22, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Rated in a smoky bar, when tired and more than a bit buzzed, so not ideal; but this is a rich, characterful amber, with a wonderfully complex, creamy, sweet/bitter mouthfeel, well above average in its style.
igneous1 (1507) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 19, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
color is copper and very cloudy. head is decent but not huge and leaves behind some sheeting. aroma is strong on the malts, but i was surprised to get a whiff of the hops this baby has to back it up! i would say this beer is dominated slightly by the malts, but the hops really come through in the finish. normally i tend to steer clear of amber ales, because i dont like the word "amber", however, i have seen the error in my ways.
vtmobile (43) - Alabama, USA - DEC 11, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
nice color and a good white head. aroma is distantly fruity and a little faintly alcohol, not altogether pleasant. palate is predominantly hopped, bitter aftertaste with high carbonation. The palate is complex for an amber, lacks the usual caramel flavors and has no sweetness. Bitterness is more reminiscent of an IPA. This is a good, drinkable beer, but not one I buy again. Judging from the other comments, the draft variety is a different animal than the one from the bottle and I would like to try that one.
hvac4sl (31) - Dowling, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice head that stays for a while. Malty beginnning that finishes quite bitter for an amber. Much sweeter and more well rounded on draught, as are all offerings from K-zoo brewery.
fraternie (893) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I haven’t tried too many beers of this style...not quite as good as John Courage in my book, flavor is slightly lacking and the body is thin for an ale. Worth a taste though.
earthgirl99 (25) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful color. Better than your average amber. Kind of chestnutty. Round and pleasant.
DrunkCaleb (69) - Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet, fruity aroma that follows through in the taste. A strong fruit-malt beginning complimented with a pleasant bitter finish.
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful white head on this one. A load of hops for a dry finish but not overdone. I drink this in summer when I can’t get Bell’s Oberon.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2002
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Auburn, with a creamy off-white head. Nose is peachy and a bit fruity, with noticeable hops. I usually think of ambers as malty, not particularly hopped brews, but this one has a load of hops. Very bitter. Slight fruit of the peach or apricot variety, but mostly just sharply bitter with few malts.