blatz (138) - Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2003
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ok -- not great -- looks enticing, but then its a little too bitter over balanced. Strangely reminscent of Sam Adams Boston Lager somehow? Not bad, but I'll stay away from this one for a while.
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber,off white head.Nose is light malt and light citrus hops.Malt flavor with spicy medium hop finish.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - NOV 17, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Starightforward generic amber ale. Sweet all malt toffee/caramel with virtually no bitterness or bite. Something of a starters amber. Cheesey label. Colorado? Cyclists? Amber Ale? Fat Tire?
WabashMan (1004) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent beer, this one starts witha medium to light copper color and a decent head. Nose is light, malty, and sweet. Flavor is crisp but not very full. Drinkable, and not bad, but not great either.
Aurelius (3719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mellow, toffee ale aroma. Medium tannish beer, clipart label. Sweet, moderately hoppy, toffee, some tartness, a little woody. Pretty well balanced, if not overly complex. Longish woody and tart ale finish with a body that was a little heavier than average.
PorterPounder (4941) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Soapy white head with sticky lacing. Pleasant copper (go figure) colored appearance. Nutty, chewy aroma. Flavor has some sweet citrus notes to it - more akin to a pale ale. Detect a bit of caramel as well. Decent mouthfeel - could be just a bit thicker, though. Overall a good amber ale.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An average amber ale - malts are on the sweet side, but the finish is metallic, sharp and chalky.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours amber with a full white head. Aroma is honey, malts, lemon and floral hops. Flavor is sweet caramel hops with a nice balance of hoppiness and a tangy finish. Medium body and light carbonation. Not outstanding, but nice session ale.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark golden to near amber color with a beige head. Typical caramel aroma for an amber with undertones of citric zest. Dry toffee flavors with a sudden sharpness in bite. A bit resinous and somewhat thin in feel. Another ambe that does little for me.
jgb9348 (4282) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2003
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear amber in colour with almost no head. Sweet maltiness with some subtle yeastiness. Short flavour full of malt with a very subtle hoppiness. Once again, not my favourite style, but even this could be improved tremendously. I bought this 12 ounce bottle from Total Beverage in Thornton (Denver), Colorado.