Ratman197 (11092) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of caramel, fruitiness and light yeast. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of caramel and light fruitiness with a smooth lingering caramel finish.
scarletfire65 (1091) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Aroma of grassy hops and slightly roasty malts. Sweet in the middle with hints of cinnamon. Dry balanced finish.
markducommun (371) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy light reddish orange with a minimal tan head. Light sweet citrus and floral notes, hay. Crisp upfront bitterness that quickly fades into a sweeter body then re-emerges in the finish. Slightly watery, light body. Medium finish. High amount of acidity and fair amount of acidity. Well balanced.
ChrisSc (408) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle into Tulip. Minneapolis.
Copper/orange in color. Little to no head.
Aroma is grainy - hay and cereal, rye. Nutty. Very subtle peachy aroma.
Taste is very slightly sweet. Mostly just dry. Very clean and refreshing.
Body is medium-light. Soft carbonation. Smooth texture.
snoworsummer (3142) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours almost clear amber/copper with a thick, fizzy off white head. Tastes sweet and nutty, like dry toasted malt, light grapefruit hops, musky. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Light aroma of grapefruit, caramel, and toast, and nutty malt.
Ericular (793) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Northgate Liqours tasting. This is light and sweet and refreshing and all the other adjectives that amber ales aspire for. This one nails it. I hope this is cheap because it’s going to be my new go-to easy drinking beer.
Arcadia (61) - DeLand, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from ABC. Pours a muddy brown with minimal head and very thin lacing. I’m not sure if it’s because of how long I’ve had it, but the particles are insane. Super citrus aroma with an equally strong floral backbone; some caramel malt as well. Taste is extremely sweet, light on the palate, and creamy on the finish. As always, very refreshing, and one of the best amber ales I’ve had. Acquire.
stevencon (508) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is the type of beer you enjoy from the first sight to the last sip. 20oz Tap at Shamrock. Red amber gold with chill haze and strong white head. Brilliant floral hop aroma with sweet malt backing. Sweet amber toasted malt with good floral slightly orange citrus flavor hops. Insanely drinkable.
EyeAmBaldman (375) - Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours medium amber with a thick frothy off white head. Aroma is decidedly German, meaning it smells a lot like a dunkel. Unfortunately I feel like it might not be a fresh bottle. Taste is quite bitter, but not in a good hoppy way. Has a strong bitter malt flavor. The aftertaste just keeps on giving. This was disappointing.
Ernest (6695) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (apricot, orange, flowers).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Fairly sweet, and the nose is simple (nice fruity hops though), but it’s clean and enjoyable enough.