rs2tech (1) - USA - JUL 30, 2003 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really enjoy this beer. Nice appearance - slightly cloudy with a nice amber color. Aroma is not very strong but has a nice almost caramel apple smell with a delicate hops undertone. Taste is similar to smell, sweet/caramel/apple, decently hopped with a nice clean finish on the palate that leaves no aftertaste at all. Definitely one of my staples although not my favorite style of beer.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 29, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: This pours a hazy amber/orange color w/ a 1 inch white head that slowly disappears.
Nose: I get a little bit of green apple in the nose along with some hops
Flavor: it's a very hoppy amber but it's offset by sweetness, too. This makes it quite enjoyable. The mouthfeel is crisp & clean.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in KZoo: Yep it's an Amber alright. I was greeted by sweet caramel malt and fresh berry/apple aroma with a touch of dough yeast thrown about for good measure. Sweet tasting on the forefront with a delayed bitter hop balance, clean and crisp, taste was gone before you knew it. Dry and lively mouthfeel with no noticable flaws on the palate. Nice lighty fruity and hoppy beer. Underrated IMO, better on the tap than the bottle.
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - JUL 14, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
purchased a 6er of this from E-Z Way in Muskegon on my trip home, rather plain i thought, creamy malt flavor, crisp hops but that was about it... no real other defining flavors jumping out of this one
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light amber w/ tan foam & excellent lacing. Good fresh malt & floral hop nose. Light yet sticky body. Good malt (caramel, butterscotch) & hops flavour w/ hints of nuts.
hopscotch (10601) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2003 RBSG2003 (extended)
On tap at the brewery.
Clear, deep golden brew. Small, creamy, white head which retains well. Nice lacing.
The aroma is of white bread, butterscotch, honey-butter and a subtle, unidentified, fuzzy fruit.
Creamy, rich flavor. Caramelly and malty up front. Nicely bittered and balanced on the backside.
Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Bitter, dry, grassy finish!
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 1, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick head, light as some of my fellow friends noticed with me (Hoppygrrrl and Psych.). Very sweet aroma, some honey and caramel. Slightly alcoholic, medium light body. Light and refreshing brake from heavier brothers. Fun to drink
hoppygrrrl (104) - Albion, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(On tap at Bell's) With an unexpectedly light color for an "amber" ale, this brew has a sweet aroma. Hoppy, tangy flavor, but falls flat. In sum: OK, but rather disappointing.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color is cloudy/creamy pale yellowish amber gold, very gem-like, never have I seen an amber like this. Head was small and off-white, faded slowly leaving some tight lacy patches.
Smell is faint, very clean, a bit sweet and fruity, very soft and pleasant.
Taste is very crisp and clean with a perfectly balanced combo of mild fruity hop and sweet malt. Oh, the finish is what got me going and wanting more, its a deep, earthy, even smokey, little pleasure that just gets slightly dry, and is just so smooth the whole way through its amazing. I just wanted to keep drinking it. Feel is a full-medium bodied delight, very nicely light and clean with that spectacular finishing quality I just had a weakness for. Great stuff!
tallmatt67 (99) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 4, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottled & bottle conditioned). Faintly sweet malt aroma, cloudy lighter-than-copper color (which is very attractive). Moderate body with a slightly sweet pale malty tinge. Nice clean bitterness fades shortly after the finish. Moderate carbonation adds to the body perception. I'd like to see this in a filtered version.