msnelling09 (154) - Beverly, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours a chill-hazed, orange amber color, siding more towards orange in my book. The beer pours with a yellowing head of bubbles that look like there the color of lightly buttered popcorn. The bubbles are medium sized and slowly fizzle away, leaving a sticky, bubbly ring of lacing on the sides of the glass. On the nose, the beer smells of clean and bready caramel with a touch of pine. The caramel is sweet and sticky on the nose, and is really pleasant, even hinting towards milk chocolate and buttered popcorn at times. On the tongue, the beer tastes crisply sweet with a touch of balancing bitter and a very faint hint of acid. In flavor, the beer tastes of candy sweet caramel, which smoothes into warm caramel bread with just a touch of pine to keep the beer far from being cloying. The finish is of sweet caramel bread and a touch more pine than was in the rest of the sip, and the aftertaste is a light and bready caramel that sweetens the sides of the mouth. This is very nice and simple tasting beer with not a lot of complexity, but a nice grasp of the flavors it wants to portray. In the mouth, the beer feels on the thick side of medium, just below heavy, with a light and sluggish carbonation that tickles the tongue after a second of sitting in the mouth. Overall, this is a pleasant and simple amber ale that is nice to knock back. It reminds me a lot of Baxter Brewing’s Amber Road. A perfect beer to sip as the days grow colder and fall clamps down.
GTAEgeek (1920) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. can. Pours a clear, bronze color, with a small, foamy, beige head. Mellow toffee and caramel, with some pine sap and clover honey. Sweet and malty up front, with a nice, easy bitterness. Medium body, sticky, a little chalky, and kinda oily. This is a fairly solid, well balanced amber ale.
JohnGalt1 (1663) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 29, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear orange with a firm white head... dry toast hints of caramel with nice approachable citrusy hops that shows more on the nose than the palate.
nealblind (1679) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - FEB 25, 2016
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
red gold pour some white foam. Aroma caramel, malt syrup, slight woody. Suprisingly dry grassy herbal sagebrush. some british woody ale yeast. dry mouthfeel
Quick3Beers (940) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 15, 2015
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
A can at Old Faithful in Yellowstone NP. Overly bitter amber ale, very unbalanced, not sure what they were going for. Should have left it, but strict rules about leaving foodstuffs available for bears. Not recommended.
miyauchi38 (1096) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
drywallman (359) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one poured from the can purchased at Albertsons in Livingston, Montana with the expected medium amber color and moderately lasting head. As advertised, hops were just enough to balance and provide an herbal aroma. A good all around brew.
bartzluke (598) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz pour from refrigerated can into beer mug. Amber in color, mostly clear, moderate carbonation, moderate foamy white head. Strong malty biscuit nose, a bit of dough, and a hint of citrus. Medium body with a crisp finish. Taste mimics nose. Sweet with a bready finish. A solid amber ale.
Darkmagus82 (2263) - - OCT 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 5-4-14-
Poured from can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a deep amber color with a one finger head of white billowy foam. The head has a lighter level of retention, fading to leave a tiny level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is mainly of a caramel aroma with light hints of a roasted malt smell mixed within. Some very light floral and herbal smells are there as well helping to balance out the caramel smells.
Taste – The taste begins with a smoother lightly toasted malt and caramel flavor. The caramel flavor gains strength toward the middle only to fade again more toward the end of the taste. All the while the roasted malt flavors remain relatively constant, creating a base flavor for the brew. As the nose would have suggested, some hop flavors come at the end of the taste with a floral, herbal, and earthy hop flavor all making their presence known. In the end, these hop flavors end up mixing with the rest of the flavors to leave a rather smooth and pleasant lightly roasted caramel flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side. The mouthfeel is rather nice for the amber ale style while also being great for the easy drinking nature of the brew,
Overall – A tasty and very easy drinking amber ale. While not anything too outstanding overall, it is a good 6 packer beer to share with friends as it is flavorful and very non offensive; good for just about any taste preference.
robforbes (2180) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours an amber with a small white head and good lacing.
smell and taste are about the same, malty, hops, and caramel.
beertholomeus (1703) - California, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden amber with white head. Caramel, toffee, toast and malt aroma. Toast, biscuit, caramel, toffee and hop flavors. Medium light body and average carbonation. Dry toffee and malt finish with a slight coffee tinge.