Hysteria (38) - USA - APR 13, 2003
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this on draft. Dark straw color, cloudy appearance. Lacks hop bite up front. Full malt flavor but a bit too sweet for my taste. Stronger hops would let me rate this brew higher.
amp811 (38) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Three strong and distinct flavors roll through the mouth at every sip. On first taste, you are greeted by an intense malty sweetness, which soon gives way to strong fruit notes. This is strange, because I could not exactly pin what fruit, but it’s definitely fruit. Just as you are finishing with the fruit, a slightly dry, bitter ending comes to remind you to take another sip.
I was very surprised when I was almost done with this brew so soon after I started.
ludhaber (38) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
The beer has good malt taste. Excellent balance. A little light on the malt mouthfeel. Aroma is also very light and somewhat insufficient for a really good beer. This beer is just fine.
imanerd (37) - Novi, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Not an impressive beer. Its a standard amber. Malt, slight hops, subtle bitterness. The Laura Bell is 21 sticker is what made mine special.
Ferociousaurus (37) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange-amber color with some head and good lacing. Clear, dry hops evident in smell and taste. Honey and a decent toasted malt presence. Prefer other ambers, but certainly don’t regret this one.
direwolf600 (37) - Philadlephia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not their best, but still an overall quality amber ale from a Class A brewer. Finish is a little off imho.
jhatlestad (34) - Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber and brown appearance, malt and caramel aroma and taste, mild hop appearance. Mouthfeel medium.
buerckholtz (33) - asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Id say this beer meets the bjcp stlye guidlines for american amber, but lacks some complexty and finishish a little sweet and lacks hop aroma. I think its a little under attinuated. a bit too syrupy but not bad, ilike it better than the obern.
AlGreen99 (33) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2001
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
GearHead (32) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great golden brown color. First taste moves you but the second taste engulfs you. There is a great malty fruit flavor. A great beer you can have all evening and not worry about the reprocusions in the morning. This beer especially goes well with a nice American burger. Cheers