carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2004
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours reddish amber with small white head. Aroma is difficult to identify. I want to say cigarette butts, but that is not fair or articulate. Flavor is equally strange and difficult to place. Not much that I like here. It's beer, and it's not macro swill, but I wouldn't buy it again. The label is pretty cool...
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Copper colored. Not much nose. Flavor, not much there. My assessment: Alone, not good. With salad with Caesar dressing, not good. With lamb and bean stew, not good. With sugar free cranberry Jello, not good. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say this one isn't very good.
Kinz (3307) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2005 Draft. Orange, little head that rapidly died completely. Faintly bready aroma. Flavor is somewhat malty, with an undefined hop presence. Not much going on here. 1/17/04 - Had this bottled, possibly even less exciting, with a thin, slightly sourish body. Bottle version would rate a 2.3.
hershiser2 (1228) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2004
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Paid $1.09 for a 12-oz single.
Very average looking. Amber, with just a dusting of head.
Very average smell too... not much there at all. A slight bit of sourness, without any floral or fruit at all.
Not the greatest taste. Tastes a bit like Bud would taste like if it was amber. In fact, I think this IS Budweiser with some food coloring in it.
I'll never have this again... but it's drinkable. I'm not gonna dump it out.
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 22, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear light copper with small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, floral, some caramel, some spice. Taste is moderately sweet, floral, spicy, some caramel, finishes with decent earthiness. Medium body. A bit oversweetened, but this is a nice beer.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This beer has a clear sparkling cooper body topped by a medium off-white head. It has a very run-of-the-mill malty aroma, with a tiny bit of hops. The flavor is basically pure malt with a very bready middle and finish. Body is medium-light. Overall the beer is very one-dimensional and needs some help to rescues it from the depths of obscurity. I propose that Amber Ale is the official style of the micro-swill movement.
TheBeerGod (5284) - 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 (3693) - 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 (1677) - 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.