highlandlad (1434) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of the best amber ales I’ve come across, mainly because it doesn’t taste or smell much like a dull old amber at all. Doubt it would pass muster with the style gurus in competition, but who cares? A bronze beer with a thin head. Atypical aroma of toffee apples, passionfruit, cola and lemon candies. Light body. Odd blend of what seem traditional amber ale malts and hops more suited to a pale ale. Tart and refreshing with some gooseberry in the finish. A pleasant surprise. (330ml bottle from Leura Cellars. BB 16/1/12)
knickskicks (907) - - JUL 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour. Lots of hops in the aroma. Love the dry hops. Nice balance of citrus fruits and caramel from the malt. Thinner than I thought it would be. I like red ales much better on cask so if I get the chance to try it on cask my rating will likely go up.
Marduk (3964) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Dark copper color. Small off-white head, stays. Good lacing. Citric hops, some sweetness. Dry mild bitter hops in taste. Somewhat watery.
bth (17) - NORWAY - JUL 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2012 Smell like an amber should. Not too strong taste. Mild taste. Looks good. Easy to drink.
Vir4030 (566) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Slightly malted aroma on a reddish brown body with a thinnish head. Stronger flavor but not too roasted.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Sweet candy like aroma. Brown or amber color with light off white head. Sweet pleasant and smooth body with a nice caramel like flavor. Light bitter and light dry palate. Alright
pivoveskotsku (201) - SCOTLAND - JUL 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the bottle and on tap. Amber colour, fruity aroma, lychee, oranges. Delicious floral qualities. Bitterish finish. A great beer.
avantdagare (148) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
3 finger beige head that sinks to 5mm, red-amber body. Nose: Passionfruit, lychee, oranges and pine. Aroma: Lychee, passionfruit, oranges, caramel, the slighest hint of resin and grass. Thin mouthfeel, semi-long, semi-bitter ending.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy reddish amber with a white head. Wonderfully balanced nose of floral hops and caramel malts. Medium bodied, and more like an IPA than an amber or red ale. Citrus permeates the entire palate and some classy hops accentuate the finish.
liinis (1717) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite delicious after the worst stingy carbonation goes off and it warms up a bit. Loads of great hops. sweetish and a bit dry in the end.