Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 23, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber pour with small white head that lingers on and on. Funky aroma and even funkier taste, maybe some fruit and nuts but hard to discern. Very disappointing.
Skinnyviking (7767) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. High fluffy off-white lasting head. Clear amber body. Honey apple pear aroma and flavor with little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long sweet aftertaste.
brianprentiss (677) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2008
0.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
smells like a very average amber. nothing special here, pretty much on par with fat tire but slightly smoother. from bottle at ledger’s liquors berkeley
anders37 (19334) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Bridgeport Brewing. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-whit ehead. Has a malty nutty caramel aroma with some hoppy hints. Roasted malty caramel flavor with some nutty earthy hints. Has a roasted malty finish with some hoppy hints.
stchloe (873) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2008
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Somthing weird in this. Not quite ester, resin, or astringency, not dust or weird hops or whatever, I just don’t like it.
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Hazy amber with minimal head. Nothing much on the nose, some pale hops. Slight hops and fizzy body, could be a tinge of pepper. Refreshing but a little empty. Ok.
nigelvibations (9) - , Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2008 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: fruity and delicious, vaguely autumnal. Brilliant deep amber pour, with a 1/2 inch foamy head. Clean mouthfeel, good whitewatery level of carbonation with a clean finish. Really nice honeyed malt flavors, jacketed in a crisp hoppy note that lingers into the aftertaste. The first one was a bit jarring, as I was expecting a mellow amber, and instead got this very firm flavor, almost like a pumpkin ale. But if you’re prepped for it, it’s a fun ride.
BiddleBrau (1023) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with slight off-white head with nice lacing. Slight caramel aroma. Caramel sweetness but hop bitterness provides some balance. Slightly astringent aftertaste. Carbonation provides noticible prickly mouthfeel.
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - JUN 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is pretty good for a so-called "amber ale," a type which I often find to be bland and subdued. It is red amberwith a big tan head steadily shrinking to a thin top and a hint of lace. The aroma is tasty stewed prunes, bread, hints of caramel, leaves, herbs, and wine. The taste is similar, being zesty, herbal/leafy bread, hint of caramel, fruit, pine, and ginger ale. As with many, it is smooth and drnikable, but it is more tasty, complex, and interesting than many of this ilk and quite satisfying, It also goes pretty well with food.
Ungstrup (30390) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. An amber beer with a slight haze under a thin off-white head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of caramel, while the flavor is sweet malty with caramel being the strongest note, but also lighter notes of fruits and spices.