TheBeerGod (5570) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a sampler at District ChopHouse in DC on September 5th, 2005. Amber bodied with a hoppy and well malted nose. Taste is hoppy and malty with dried fruits coming through along with light caramel. Body is medium with a mild carbonation feel. Finishes fruity and hoppy with light sweet malt and hints of caramel.
Nuffield (3835) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep copper color, rich clinging off-white head. Very easy drinking, not as "NW Style" as they claim on the nearby chalkboard. Mild caramel and a bit of fruit. Simply and easy, plain but palatable, good body. (on tap at brewpub)
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught at the brewpub: Slightly hazy, though almost clear, amber with dark copper highlights and a small off-white head. Aroma is mild in terms of hops, has some malt syrupy sweetness and a bit of grapefruit/pine hops, and maybe a bit of caramel. Taste is somewhat sweet, with notes of grapefruit (bitter though not sour), caramel, and mild toffee. Moderate carbonation (right where I like it), light-medium bodied, and a nice balanced mouthfeel.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 8, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
(draught - as the "velvet") orange-amber. Mild hops aroma. Very hoppy with citrus but had a funny sour taste. Only OK.
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pleasantly hoppy, but smooth, brew. Not a blockbuster, but slipped down very nicely on my lunch break. Good balance. On tap at the brewpub, Washington DC.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this one in Denver. Good flavor that went well with the meal I had. Overall, not a bad selection.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A pathetic excuse for an amber ale. I was shocked that they serve this garbage.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
a below average amber. looks like an amber beer, but had no citrus flavors. More like a week redish brown ale.
argo0 (12119) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 7, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper body with beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is mild, medium sweet, grapefruit, caramel. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit (little bitterness), caramel. Light-medium body. Pleasant beer in its own right, would make a nice transition beer.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 20, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2006 On tap at brewpub. Amber in color, sure. But not mild in taste! Pleasantly acceptable for this hop-head. I’m not sure, but I’d say a little dry-hop going on maybe? If not, they must simply heap on the Cascade. In a world of McBrew pubs, it’s good to see a place serving an amber that a homebrewer can enjoy.UPDATE 8/12/06: copper in color with good lacing that clings to the glass. lots of gypsum, but has a slight sour and malty aroma. pretty disappointing flavor.