bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Ram in Seattle. Clear amber with a diminishing white head and spare lacing. Lighty floral toffee aroma. Medium/light body that goes a bit watery. Vaguely nutty roasted malt flavor with a lightly bitter dry finish. Interesting logo and name, but the brew falls a bit short.
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Copper color. Aroma of litter. Malty taste. Watery palate. Refreshing body though that has some substance and bite.
maxwelldeux (4164) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught in a flight at the pub. Pours a clear dark amber color. The nose on this was extremely light - I had to let it warm and swirl it around to get anything off it, and even then I only got some slight caramel notes. Taste was slightly toast. Overall, this was wholly inoffensive and unremarkable.
ramboraffe (1256) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at a restaurant in Forth Worth (forgot the name). Hazy brown with thin off white head. Smell is caramel malty. Taste is caramel and slightly nutty. Sweet with low bitterness and very low carbonation.
CaptKirk (175) - Hephzibah, Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Amber color with a creamy head. Sweet floral aroma. First sip was blend and without much merit. Finished disappointing, but I had to try it for the name. This beer would be for those who donít "like" beer.
beerheart (237) - Erie, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thereís some hop here that isnít always present in an amber. Tastes of yeasty sweet malts and medium hops. Not a bad amber.
JoeM500 (1907) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at RAM, Schaumburg,IL: Darker almond color with a thin fizzy head that disappears almost as soon as she puts the pint down. Graininess, as far as malts go, some bitter hints at the finish, but overall itís a bland and nearly tatsteless beer.
OldMrCrow (2160) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2006
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tap at the Ram in Seattle.
A great amber ale is a great thing, but a decent amber ale is pretty boring -- and this isnít even a decent amber ale. On the positive side, aroma and flavor are straight ahead and not particularly offensive. The mouthfeel....well, letís just say that while one is tempted to mispronounce this beer as "butterface amber," that suggests a better body than the amber can provide.
Ultimately, itís just staggeringly boring, so much so that any of the other middle-of-the-road PacNW ambers seem interesting by comparison.
jazz88 (2607) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 13, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap @ Brewpub with Nuffield. Rating from 2004 notes. Light golden color. Smooth with a fair nice hop presence.
Ernest (6729) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2002
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Body is medium amber.
lightly malty (caramel),
trace hops (flowers).
moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.