starewich (170) - - OCT 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very plain all-around, and a bit sour. Has a kick not seen in most amber but not enough of one to recommend solely because of it.
Ughsmash (7508) - 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 didn’t hold enough interesting character.. drinkable stuff.
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Old Fashioned in Madison, pours a clear amber with a thin white head, aroma is of malt with a hint of caramel, the flavor is smooth but is farily uneventful, has some notes of caramel with the malt but overall is bland.
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Skyview for the bottle!
pour is amber with a medium off white head.
aroma is dusty amber malt. something that could be stale grassy hops.
Light malty flavour, caramel, some grassy hop and a light and dry-ish crackery finish.
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, 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 I’d seek out regularly.
drywallman (359) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This one met the glass with a caramel color and a caramel malt to match. The head was dark beige and only short lived as expected. Hops were a matching herbal to counter the caramel. Nothing special, but a potential good session brew.
Skyview (5541) - 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 Sendik’s 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.
crossovert (11166) - 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 doesn’t 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
TheHOFF43 (2039) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at beerfest. Nice amber ale, lacks any type of hops punch. Good color, solid caramel malts.
Scipio (820) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear amber with a white head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is malty, with bread, buts, and a bit of caramel. Taste isn’t extremely complicated either. More caramel comes out and there is some noticeable yeast flavors. I find a butterscotch taste in here as well. Some bitterness here. Short aftertaste of caramel and nuts. Light in body with a more thin texture. Nothing really all that special here.