soulrefugee (46) - Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This tastes like a quality brew, but they said it had a sweetness and based on that I bought some. It was too hoppy to really be sweet. The malts didnít really "balance" the hops flavor either, in my opinion. By being adaptable and changing my expectations based on what I now know to be true about this brew, I will gladly finish the six pack, since, after all, it is quality brew. However, I wasnít really after the bitter hops flavor at all, so I feel its misrepresented.
Lehighbri (46) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrusy aroma with nice amber color and frothy head. Smooth through the finish. All around a solid amber ale.
Superstar (45) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smooth and rich with a nice sweet finish.
MarineOBeer (45) - - OCT 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great Amber ale. Robust taste and aroma. Mildly hoppy.
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roacheater (43) - Alabama, USA - AUG 3, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sometimes good, sometimes not. When it's good the malt profile is awesome. Lots of rich complexity that has a solid backbone well into the finish. Easily one of the best. When it's bad, however, there is a persistent sourness that wrecks the beer. Serving it very cold alleviates the problem a little. If I could be assured of getting the "good" version each time I made a purchase then I would always have this in my fridge. Instead, the schizophrenic quality control issue relegates this brew to a dissappointed glance each time I see it on the shelf. When this beer is good I would rate it close to a 4.
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.
BEERSOLDIER (42) - Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Color is a amber/caramel which is hazy. and pours a big off white head, lacing is ok. Aroma is sweet, fruity, herbal, and a little floral. very sweet up front but finishes a little bitter, nice contrast. has a nice carbonated feel on the tongue. nice flavors but could be a little more prominent. Try it if you see it but donít run out to grab a six pack right this second.
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.
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.
calebrum (40) - 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..