blankboy (6023) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with tupalev -- my bottle. Pours a hazy orange-amber with an average size diminishing frothy off-white head. Nice, pleasant aroma of hops, caramel malt and fruit. Flavour’s the same, hops, caramel malt and fruit -- simple, but tasty and easy to drink. Medium bodied. Very good, a nice version of the style.
blutt59 (6016) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, aroma of mandarin oranges and hops, golden color with a sparse head,flavors tend to bitter orange, caramel and bitter hops, smoothly done
BBB63 (6013) - 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.
drowland (5992) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in a pint glass. Pours amber (go figure!) with a small white head that sticks a bit. The aroma is surprisingly hoppy for an amber, and so is the flavor. The flavor is like hoppy caramel biscuits - a welcome change for an amber. Light body and somewhat high carbonation.
douglas88 (5917) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botte. Pours a deep amber with a decent white head. The aroma consists of malts and sweet bread. The taste is subdued, some sweet malts, a bit of hops, some bready parts, and maybe a light side of fruit. Easy to drink and smooth. Nothing too special though.
DSG (5730) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 17, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tempo. Thanks kerenmk. Clear amber. Aroma of cardboard, malt, a bit of caramel and a bit of stale hops. Sweetish flavor with malt, caramel, cardboard and some stale hops bitterness. Medium-bodied. Too old.
swoopjones (5725) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. Decent amber. caramel malts adds some sweetness. Some hop bitterness. Good session
TheAlum (5687) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from John’s Grocery (Iowa City, IA). Pours a very hazy dark amber hue with a significant bubbly tan head that begins to dissipate. Aromas of sweet caramel malts and sugary sweetness with a nice hoppiness. Initial taste is a mellow sweetness that flows through to a bit of a hoppy fruitiness and moves further towards a smooth semisweet finish that tastes of wonderful caramel malts. Overall, lacking in hop bitterness, the aroma led me to believe we’d have a more noticeable hop portion. However, a nice mellow amber that openly displays an impressive malt bill in taste and in aroma. Yum.
Braudog (5645) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2007 Orange-amber, lightly sedimented, with a large head. Lightly bready aroma. Drinks with a sweet edge, a light caramel-candy underbelly, and a sticky consistency. Numbers not changed much. <<Re-rated 10/31/2007>>
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
350 ml bottle from vintage cellars. Hazy copper brown with a fizzy head. Bready caramel malty aroma and taste.