vtmobile (42) - 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.
fogdoctor (41) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint glass, from bottle, about 40deg F. Pours translucent cloudy amber with little head. A low level of carbonation and a very rich creamy texture that lingers on the palate. Strong taste of cane sugar, caramel, malt, and finishes with a mild hoppy bitterness. After the beer warmed up a but there was a very nice shot of orange and citrus that was unexpected.
This beer is quite good. It could use a little more bitterness to balance the sugars and more carbonation to enhance the finish. Regardless, it is a tasty brew that I will have again.
calebrum (41) - Saint cloud, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful head, thick taste, grainy finish. Very agreeable for an amber ale. Not bad..
denzo45 (40) - Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent amber ale. Nice malty aromas, light sweetness. Easily drinkable. Itís a little on the thin side.
Stracey (39) - Pelham, Alabama, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ok. Pours a nice dark amber. Nose like an IPA. Hoppy and a little citrus aroma. Taste is a little flat without much depth, but ok. A little caramel and nutty flavor.
BlueRidgeMatt (39) - Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid Amber Ale. Color is good. Nice nutty/caramel flavor with good carbonation. Crisp finish. Solid and would welcome another round
purduebacchus (39) - USA - JUN 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque brown-red with a thick white head. Light caramel aroma. Caramel flavor, with some hoppy bitterness.
scotch4281 (39) - Hollywood, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very light bodied. Had a good flavor. Amber beers are among my favorites, so I enjoyed trying this one.
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 itís 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.
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.