MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours a deep dark copper amber color. Rich in appearance for an amber. Absolutely loved the nose of this beer. It had a lot going on. There was certainly a malt presence with notes of caramel, toffee, and toast, but it was light and pleasant. Hop presence was more earthy than I usually get. Blended in really well. Great presence of dried fruits, raisins, apricots, nuts, trail mix. Soft and subtle at times, but bold in the right areas. Best amber that I’ve had in awhile.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. Can: Aroma of malt, Earth, light caramel, slight brown sugar, and a hint of floral hops. Poured amber in color with a huge, creamy, dense, fluffy, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Slightly sparkling. A few tiny particles. Good lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of caramel, Earth, slight hops, and a hint of brown sugar. Medium body. Lightly chalky, slightly dry texture. Soft to average carbonation. Caramel, malt, and Earth finish is lightly chalky and slightly dry.
Dogbrick (8795) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from a can at the "Portland? Psh More Like Beerland" tasting on 03/10/10. This brew is a clear amber-orange color with a thin off-white head that recedes quickly. Stringy lacing on the glass. The aroma is malty and has a moderate hops presence too. Medium body with a roasted malt character and floral hops and citrus flavors. The finish is sweet and malty and lingers a bit. Decent overall.
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can from John’s - Aroma of bread, leaves, and a bit woody. Appearance is amber, cloudy. Tastes like it smells. Sort of like a tree stump with some leaves and flowers rubbed on it.
yespr (32988) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 fl oz can. Pours clear and golden deep amber to dark orange with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malt and dark hops fruity. Sweet, caramelish and mild fruity. Light bitterness showing through.
TomDecapolis (4568) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a can pours a translucent deeper amber with a smaller bubbly off white head. Aroma of caramel and lightly toasted malt along with floral and citrus hops. Flavor of the same nice caramel and toasted malt, some nuts and the same floral and citrus hops. Bitterness very appropriate. Excellent Amercan Amber. Excited to see this one in PA
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a copper-amber body with a beige, lacing head. Aromas of caramel, biscuit, and earth hops. Flavor is biscuit, caramel, some grassy hops. Finish is dry, bitter, hoppy and some caramel. Good body.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from BofE. Orange amber colour with a white head, Looks very nice. Piney hop aroma. Taste has ash, grassiness, a hint of pineapple, followed by a long sharp bitter finish. Haven’t had a beer for a bit after a chest infection, so this went down pretty well.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber/ruby, thick frothy beige head. Aroma is mild floral hops and caramel. Taste is sweet with enough hops to give great flavor but not to overwhelm. Thick creamy texture, great malt body. Smooth clean finish, lots of flavor.
elihapa (1529) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JAN 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Somehow the name of this beer sounds more attractive having once tried the product. Perhaps that is because this beer actually has a strong toasty, biscuity, “ashy” component – complemented with plenty of caramel and red fruit – to make Ashland seem downright proper. Bold flavor, good balance. Nothing to sneer at.