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 (11958) - 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.
LordHedgehog (144) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
If you get this at the brewery, you will be offered your choice of "regular" (CO2) or "velvet" (NO2). Take the velvet, which is what this review is based on. The velvet head is thick, creamy, and firm, much in the way a Guiness head is, except sweeter and far more pleasant-tasting than that of a Guiness. The beer itself is somewhat sweet and malty, but retains enough of a hop present to not be underpowered. Pretty good.
haddon90 (1561) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - OCT 16, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice amber color with a white lacing head. Hops springs from the aroma. A nice hop/malt balance from the taste and quite smooth. Not bad!
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - MAY 10, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
nice light ale,
strikes a balance between a sweetmalt start and a bitter hop finish.
rather thin palate