jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
CBC 12oz can-pours amberwith a light tan head. Aroma is sweet medium malt. Taste is medium malt-some caramel, herbal hops.
bhensonb (11069) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours clear copper with a slight beige? head. Sweet roast malt aroma. Med minus body. Flavor is roast caramel (comes across almost like a brown ale) with some arguable hop bitter. Have no idea what these folks think an obscene amount is, but it doesn’t match mine. Pretty dull drink, tho arguably the flavors are not weak.
Ratman197 (9808) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, fruittiness, graininess and earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, fruittines and light graininess with a smooth lingering malty finish.
adnielsen (9090) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can @ home. Dark copper appearance with an off white head. Toasty, caramel, biscuity malty, a touch piney, earthy hoppy aroma. Biscuity, bready, caramel malty, mild to moderately earthy hoppy flavor. Solid amber ale.
3fourths (8032) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sour. Red apple skins, peach yogurt, red hot cinnamon candies, alcohol and hairspray in the nose. Burnt sugar. Medium body, sweet, phenolic and acidic enough to ruin the experience. Yeasty yogurt and cosmetic off-notes.
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
My third can from this brewery. First was the Wit which was above average, then the Pale which was below average. This leaves me with the amber, which for me is generally not a preferable style (mostly forgettable and I generally dislike the amount of crystal malt in moth examples). As an old friend of mine once said about the generic brewpub amber ale: they are the graphic-t of the beer industry. Rant mostly over; on to the beer. No packaging date easily visible. Straight pour yields a deeper copper-bronze hued body. Crystal/filtered levels of clarity. Medium amber I guess. Frothy, low to medium head. Some retention, average lace. Aromas are hoppy at first: piney, citrus, low pineapple, grapefruit, followed by the malt: bready, toasty, medium caramel but mostly base, light nutty. Very floral, medium-low esters on par for an American yeast or a low temp fermented 007. Very flowery. This beer screams old school PNW. Flavors are very iced tea like, floral, caramel malt, nutty, bready, medium orange to citrus malt, a hint of diacetyl. Piney and green spruce towards the back. Very old fashioned, pretty fresh, but nothing new. The nutty malt character gets a touch tannic as it warms in the finish (minor). Medium carbonation (lower than expected...altitude might have something to do with it?). Some floral and medium esters towards the finish. Dry. Medium bodied. Okay.
crossovert (7395) - Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not as hoppy as it claims. But a nice toasty and malty west coastish red ale.
marcus (6498) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy amber with a decent off-white head and a toffee aroma. There is a floral caramel malt flavor with a slightly bitter finish. A bit thin.
BVery (6279) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Can. Oh man, this is awful. Stale buttered popcorn smell, very abrasive bite that has a little bit of sour overtones - drain pour.
Ernest (6220) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2011 Can.
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium to dark amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, caramel), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, resin, apricot), with a light note of dried mango.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly astringent.
In a word, ordinary. Fruity (and just a bit resinous) hop-and-ester aroma. They weren’t lying about being light on bitterness, and the sweetness all but vanishes in the finish too...I dare say this is a bit on the bland side, but it’s ok overall.