Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I am not sure what makes this a Belgian Amber. I am not sensing any of the traditional spiciness in the nose, well maybe a little upon second sniff. But the beer itself doesn’t taste up to Dark Horse snuff. In fact, it tastes a lot like a lot of the extract brews I started off doing with my homebrew kit. A little bit of twang. This stuff is decent but that is about it.
pricey290483 (210) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
really liked this beer a mild bitter taste with hints of a toasted malt to it nice fruity hoppy taste that will leave you wanting more
Block (1333) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer was a very typical amber ale. Not much too it. The pour had a good color with a foamy head. Caramel and sugar in the nose and flavor.
demmbonz (503) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle to dark horse shaker. Malty biscuity flavor. Strange peppery finish from the yeast I assume.
alexsdad06 (5338) - Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle at home. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted bread, caramel, some mild earthy and citrus hops, some sweetness. This is not a style that really excites me, but this is not as good as most of their beers.
miquelcrush (1273) - Granollers, SPAIN - APR 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bona cervesa, en gust té molts tons a galeta i caramel.
Buena cerveza, en sabor tiene muchos tonos a galleta y caramelo.
wxman (1398) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a slightly hazy orange/amber with a decent but fairly thin head. Mild spice aroma. Taste is sweet caramel malt, spicy vegetal hop bitterness with even a bit of olive oil. Different, pretty good.
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled a decent while ago -- October 22nd 2013. Poured January 21st 2014. Poured into a shaker pint.
Appearance: Pours a hazy as hell orange/brown sort of color. Only a bit of light gets through. Two finger head or so goes away after a few minutes, with only a bit of wispy foam on top after that. No lacing that I can see. Great color, but that’s it.
Smell: Smells like a Wit or something. Has that banana and spice sort of aroma that a Wit or Hefe would offer. Slightly sour. Quite Belgian. Not what I was expecting. Doesn’t smell bad, but it’s strange coming from an Amber.
Taste/feel: The banana and spice flavor is definitely there in the flavor as well. It drinks like a darker sort of Wit or Hefe. Fairly mild beer overall. Nice body on it with a good amount of carbonation as well. Drinkable. Not at all bitter. Slight tang on the finish from the yeast.
Decent brew, but I can see why people would be disappointed in it, going in and expecting a beer that doesn’t taste like, well, spiced bananas. I actually enjoy this beer. I’m not a huge fan of Wits or Hefes, so those flavors blended with some "darker" flavors is nice.
Interesting for the style. Good, not great.
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Amber with small head. Substantial malt base with a lot of caramel malt. Light hops. Slightly aboverage for the style.
kaser (2541) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy orange pour. Very sweet. Apricot and earthy basement aroma. Fruity boring taste with not much I like about it. Had this on draft at Pour House.
joe19612 (1820) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber orange colour with a thin head, biscuit aroma with some fruit, the taste is light sweetness, with malt with a dry finish.