TheBeerGod (5223) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours copper with a splash of ruby . Head is small and very light tan. The aroma is nice! Sweet malts, butter, light hops and caramel. The taste seems to replicate the nose but with less effectiveness. There is some sweet malt notes, more of the hops are present and very little in the way of the caramel remaining. Very easy to drink with only a slight bit of bite during the finish.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Malty nose but as noted by some others, somewhat sour as well as having malt sweetness
Nuffield (3668) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2003
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
It is a shame that the word "amber" has become a code word for "transition beer" and "boring". Subtlety (its commercial description)? Perhaps. This does present a good balance, which allows the palate to begin to decipher the underlying malts and hops. More than can be said for many other beers in classic American varieties. Yet, from its color to its carbonation, this is a plain, mildly malty, quick finish beer with lager overtones.
jaymobrown (1652) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Really malt nose which was unexpected. Some malt and rye flavors. Nothing else to really add to it. Some bitterness in the end would have complemented this one well. Pretty clean, clear and short finish.
heemer77 (5099) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Too light. Has a light head and little flavoring that can be distinguished. However, this seems to be a typical characteristic of Breckenridge beers.
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice and meaty aroma... Mostly hops and a lot of sweet malt. Tastes a bit sour, but overall is pretty decent. Above average silky mouthfeel.
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2007 Found this one bottled in a multipack from Binny’s in St. Charles, Illinois. Nice carmelly flavor, plenty of malted goodness.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very nice, smooth amber ale. Flavor comes across very strongly at first and then fading slightly into a nicely balanced, hoppy with some cinnamon spiciness amber ale.
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Applejuice color, small white head. Sweet malt and hops on the nose. Flavor rather bland, mostly sweet malty caramel flavors. Some acidic sourness too. This beer needs to be kicked up a notch or two. More flavor please.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 18, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a whole lot to say about this one. Typical amber ale. Sweetish fruity nose, kind of a bland flavor though.