NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap @ Chama River. Pours a clear, rust orange appearance with a tan head. Kind of bland, herbal, caramel aroma. Quite spicy flavor, almost tastes like they dumped black pepper in. Slightly piney, light citrusy, toasty flavor. Not horrible but who the fuck poured the pepper shaker in the beer?
MadRobin (1693) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap 4 oz. sampler at Chama River restaurant in Albuquerque, NM. Clear, red-orange copper with off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of caramel, spice and dry hops. Taste of caramel, floral hops, bread and spice with a metallic hint in the finish. Light/medium body and low/medium carbonation. Timid aromas, flavors and body detract from what is otherwise a well-balanced ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
dnstone (2111) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 22, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber in color (obviously) with a bit of white head. Sweet malt aroma and taste with light red apple peel and hop hints.
Oakes (11770) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 20, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden amber. Toasty, sweet caramel notes. Low hop rate. Faint aroma. OK, if you’ve had one amber you’ve had this one, too.
Beershine (5195) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ brewpub. Clear amber with nice lacing. Smells balanced between caramel malts and hops. Pretty nice American amber, actually.
DiarmaidBHK (3161) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at brewpub. I find amber ales to be a boring style and this one is no exception. Pours brown but that’s the highlight. Not much on the tongue or nose. What a snooze!
decaturstevo (4664) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with creamy off white head and lace. Light caramel malt aroma. Light caramel, perfumy hops, and bread. Water and thin with aggressive carbonation.
LilBeerDoctor (3370) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear amber-orange with a thick white head. Aroma of rich caramel malt, fruits, and earthy hops. Flavor of sweet bready malt, light fruits, some bitterness in the finish. A nice malty amber.
jcwattsrugger (11002) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap-pours a disappearing off white head and amber color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-caramel, some orange. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel, some orange/pine hops. Thin.
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes. On tap at the brewpub in August 2009.
Pours a moderate amber color with a light off white head that’s about two fingers but quickly recedes without too much lacing. Nose is some pale amber and biscuit malt and some light hopping. Taste is fairly plain with a good malt bill but not much else. Good medium body. Drinks fairly well but is a bit plain.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 11-08-2010