mcberko (11200) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Big Al, pours a hazy dark amber brown with a small beige head. Aroma brings out bready malt and dry hopping. Flavour is pretty ordinary, with dry bready malts and just enough hops to dry this out. Reasonably well-balanced but very boring. Meh.
BillKismet (3659) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber body with perfect creamy 1" tanned head. Aroma is of easy freshly milled crystal malt caramel sweetness, with pungent spicy floral hops attached to it. Body is a mix of stale hops and fresh grains, washed over by some spent grain tannins.
Getbetter (1019) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a tap at the brewery. The pour is a dark ruby red with a strong aroma even though my sense of smell is weak and I can’t exactly note what it is. Matly, medium body, a little hop kick to it.
ScipioA (405) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky brown body with only a faint scum of head on top. Fairly flat aroma with a little citrus and not much else. Tastes better than it looks or smells. You get a classic taste of piney hops balancing against a sweet backing. There’s a surprising roasted presence in the flavor. Indeed goes well with the pizza.
nealblind (1396) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
clear slight red pour. aroma of tangerines. Tastes slightly pine slight tangerine. Mild in flavor for an amber.
fiulijn (17487) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Lockspot Fish & Grill, Seattle, as Big Al Amber, maybe the same as Tutta Bella Amber
Light caramelly brew with low bitterness. Some toasted nuts in the final.
Hanuta06 (422) - Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer I had was simply called Big Al Amber. I assume this is the same.
Serving: from tap at The Greek House.
Aroma: lightly sweet malt.
Appearance: small, frothy, off-white initial head with good lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Medium-amber body.
Taste: lightly bitter, smokey initial flavor and lightly bitter, nutty finish with short duration.
Palate: medium body, watery texture and soft carbonation.
Overall: pretty good.
ACHops (1088) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from the brewpub served in a pint glass. Pours dark reddish amber with thin head. Aroma is roasty malt with thin sweetness. Taste is faintly sweet dry biscuity malt with thin bitter hops on the finish. Thick chewy malty finish. Not bad for an amber. Somewhat lacking in hops for a NW beer, but appropriate for the style.
dr_sarcastor (66) - - JUN 26, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Much more of a red ale than an amber, it's much too bitter to be a better beer.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
Dogbrick (10423) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewpub. This brew pours a clear amber color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily to a film. Spotty lacing. Sweet malt, citrus and caramel in the nose. Medium body with a sweet caramel malt character and notes of hops and fruit in the background. The finish is malty with a sweet aftertaste. Decent overall.