StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Schaumburg. Clear amber-copper in color with a thin creamy white wrung for the head. Raspberry muffins in the aroma, joined by juniper berries, starch and rye bread. Honey and sweet maple in the flavor, surrounded by a subdued hop profile. It might be ill-adjusted IBU levels but my guess is a bad crop. Tingly and decent carbonation levels. Rye is all that’s left in the finish. One of the brewery’s better beers.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2005
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Deep red color, quite pretty, with a small, flimsy head. One of the worst aromas, ever. Manure, diecetyl, skunk, sewage, the worst aroma you can possible imagine. Flavor is full of oxidation and diecetyl. The worst craft brew in history and it’s fresh. Wish I could actually understand the brewing flaws. There are plenty.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 21, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. pours a light transparent amber color. Nose is light caramel and malt. Taste is sweet caramel w/ some water and light malt.
Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - AUG 17, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Caramel, sweet and just slightly hoppy notes. Medium amber color with little head. Sour flavor, slides down fast with little aftertaste. Hints of coffee.
JoshuaB (475) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft: Pours a caramel orange with some white head. Aroma is mostly malt, with some citrusy hops to it. Taste was sweeter than expected, but showed tons of malt character with some yeastiness qualities to it. Nice carbonation and mouthfeel. One of the better Amber’s I have had.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Humperdink’s Addison, TX. Pours honey-gold, like a nice glass of whisky. Aroma has hints of chocolate and malt. Medium-bodied mouthfeel. The flavor is more reminiscent of an IPA than an amber, but it still retains a nice toast flavor with a decent balance between the sweetness and the sourness.
BeerandBlues2 (10496) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 27, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ 16th Colorado Brewfest. Pours caramel to maple with a tiny tan head. Caramel malt and toffee aroma with a hop nose. Chocolate caramel malt flavor. Medium bodied and creamy palate.
OutHouseDilemma (70) - Crowley, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft in Alrington, TX
This was one of the best brews of the night out of the 8 beers I tried. Really has no new taste that grabs me, tastes like most ambers.
Tmoney99 (11551) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft in Indy. Dark amber color with average off-white head. Aroma and flavor was a medium malt and caramel. Medium to full body with small sweet finish. Matchs style well.
frankenkitty (1962) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I thought they served me another "Big Red" judging by the deep coppery brown color. Aromas gave it away... without a hop presence, but a slightly yeasty, caramel malted quality. All-malt flavor was sweet to the point of cloying. Medium-bodied with a syrupy texture.
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