mjteeters (37) - Issaquah, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Six-pack from grocery. Caramel and biscuit, with a touch of hay/grass aroma. Medium body with a a mix of bitter and sweet. Finishes easy with some lingering sweetness. Pretty good overall.
GG (2323) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 6, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle -
Found at Big Lots! for $7.99 a six-pack and Iím usually game to try something new and affordable, even if the style is about as exciting as watching paint dry. It wasnít quite what I was expecting, but it wasnít all that bad, considering where I bought it. A medium sweet aroma with light honey, light hop/grassy note with a touch of metallic/dirty penny smell. Flavor has a bitterness that I usually attribute to an earthy/walnut-y like bitterness, light malt profile and nothing to distract an easy quaffing beverage. A nice beer for beginners, if they want to get to know the exciting style of Amber ales.
Darkmagus82 (1785) - - SEP 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Transfer from BA review on 6-29-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance- The beer pours a caramel color with a one finger thick white head. The head fades slowly over time leaving a decent level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell- The aroma is bready and sweet with smells of caramel and toffee. Mixed with these smells is a little bit of citrus as well as some nut producing a rather nice smell overall.
Taste- The taste starts out with the caramel sweetness and breadiness detected in the nose with a bit of the citrus developing more toward the middle of the taste. Toward the end some flavors of nut and roasted malt come to the tongue bittering the taste ever so slightly. This mixed with an increase in the citrus end up leaving a more off and bitter flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel-The body of the brew was on the lighter side in its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that was rather average. Both suited the brews flavors and profile rather well and made for a rather refreshing and crisper brew overall.
Overall Ė A little too bitter on the back end for an amber ale in my opinion, but nothing all that bad. Just alright I suppose.
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
"Malt leaning color by numbers amber ale. Carmel and bready malts. Light hopping. Not alot going on, for better or worse. Party beer on the cheap, perhaps..."
vulcanmeister (199) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours from a 12 oz bottle, a clear copper with tan head. Nose is hoppy, grass, and biscuit. Taste a bit bitter with some sharp spiciness and carmel. Finish is mild pepper and hops. A nice refreshing brew.
DipHead14 (26) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very little head, but nice and pillowy; light and fluffy. Nice apricot undertone, with a sugary aftertaste. Easy drinking here, and thatís what I like best.
greenhorn1 (819) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. For an amber style beer, not too bad. Caramel notes in the nose and taste. Some very mild bitterness in the finish and a touch dry. Medium carbonation.
Bulk_Carrier (2227) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - APR 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance had an amber/red colored body with a one finger white foamy head that leaves a great amount of speckled spider web lacing.
The smell had a decent amount of caramel malts, lightly hopped.
The taste was mainly sweet through the malts, dry bitter aftertaste and finish.
On the palate, it sat really light, was pretty sessionable, and the carbonation is pretty smooth and decent for the style.
Overall, this was not a bad American Red ale, but it wasnít exactly anything to really seek out again either.
maxwelldeux (3761) - Everett, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours a very clear amber color with a small off-white head. Nose is a little bitter, like some hops in there have turned old. I can get a little caramel in there, but itís subtle. Taste is also old and a little bitter. Very little substance, and itís clearly been on the shelf too long.
Braudog (5873) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Looks exactly like their "pale ale" and frankly tastes almost identical, too. Yep, itís amber. Very even keeled and clean, with little to distinguish it in any way whatsoever. Mild caramel malt, sweet finish, light hop kiss. (#5393, 12/1/2013)
bergstaden (1333) - RÝros, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Amber with a small off white head - hints of caramel malt in the aroma - Bdoy is of caramel malt with a small hint of hops - Short thin finish - Something is not quite there and it is not interesting at all