CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear copper amber with a clingy-laicng froth of off-white head. Has a toasted lightly sweet caramel nose with a touch of piny hops. Starts with average body and effervescence with some light caramel sweetness and an earthy bittering hop balance before a slightly drier toasted malty finish. Pretty true to style and drinkable, but could use a touch more sweetness.
Ughsmash (6915) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Poured translucent light-medium orange with a fluffy cap of whitish head.. nice color to it. The aroma picked up semi-sweet caramel and nutty notes with dish soapy accents.. juicier fruity hops showed on the back. The flavor found more caramel and nutty sweetness at the core.. bitterness was light and earthy, with spicy fruit showing on the back.. tangy and a little bitter at the end. Lighter-bodied and decently balanced on the palate.. enough bitterness to balance, but the bitterness didnít hold enough interesting character.. drinkable stuff.
crossovert (5642) - Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle.
It pours a apple cider amber with a foamy white head.
It doesnít have much of a smell, but what it is is standard amber ale scents.
The taste is a bit more pleasing. The malt however is too buttery for me It has a little bit of a hop accent but not too much.
It is a boring beer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-28-2010 22:59:15
arminjewell (5149) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours nice amber with fluffy white head, aroma is pretty nondescript, notes of some pine, caramel, biscuit, and a slightly metallic note. Taste is similar, slight hop, slight malt, slight bitter, with notes of pine, caramel, and some metal in that order. Not bad, drinkable but not one Iíd seek out regularly.
BVery (5135) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark gold to amber pour with a nice foamy cream-colored head. Aroma is nut and malt. Palate is moderate. Taste is malty, but with a bit of astringency.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Picked up 12-oz bottles at Sendikís in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Pours a clear light copper amber colored brew with a thick off-white head that slowly dissipates, some extra carbonation, and leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma of multi-grain malt, a hint caramel, and some floral hops. Taste is light to medium bodied, extra carbonation, with tastes of caramel malt, grassy hops, light yeast and roasted nuts. Finish is semi-dry, a tad gritty with a mild/sharp bitterness that hides most malt and ale character. An extra light pale ale is the best to describe this amber ale.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Darkish brown with a falling, medium head. Caramel and nutty aroma. A fairly strong buttery/nutty Munich malt flavor. On the bitter side, but more grain bitter/astringent than hop induced.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear orange-amber with a two finger rocky taupe topper fading moderately with splotchy lacing. Aroma is on the milder side with caramel, grains, a hint of toffee and I swear I smell Lake Michigan in there too. Some mild hops appear upon warming. Taste is on the lighter side as well with light caramel, toasted malt and some grassy hops. Bitterness is barely evident on the finish and the body is a tad oily.
1FastSTi (3220) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tap. Pours to an amber body with a white head. The aroma is nasty with lots of diacetyl and butterscotch. Similar flavor and totally flawed. The palate is average.
Brigadier (2605) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle
A nice amber ale this was a good introduction to a new brewery. It might be that this is the best they have to offer. If not then Iíll be checking out a few more of their beers once I go back through Wisconsin. For the affordable price point it is a winner.
Aroma / Appearance - The almond brown body has a warm glow. Mocha foamy head sits peacefully above the surface. Almond butter, cocoa powder, and then a light sweetness trade off appearances. Gentle soft hops are present as well.
Flavor / Palate - Gentle hops tickle the throat. A light mixture of almonds, cocoa, and soft malts wake up the senses. The sensation fades quickly but leaves enough of a mark to please the palate. If this came from a brewery with a track record for excellence it would be a bit of a letdown. Coming from an unknown brewer however it was a good introduction and hopefully not the last.