Headbanger (3426) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-A crimson body with a nice tight off white head and an aroma of roasted malt, metallic, and pale lager. This medium bodied brew comes across with malt, hops, metallic, and again a pale lager. Finishes with some sweetness and caramel. Not the worst amber but not the best.
slowrunner77 (6289) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
...saying you wouldn’t buy it unless it was on sale is teling too. i fully agree with that. it’s a clean, no frills basic amber ale that’s nothing offensive and nothing worth spending my hard earned coin on."
Bulk_Carrier (2355) - Moving East, Alaska, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a semi-dark red / brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. Some trickling lacing slides down the sides of the glass.
The smell was a grainy sweet caramel maltiness lightly hopped in a slight bittersweet sort of way.
The taste was basically the same.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was good for the style and for me with a semi - rolling sweetness over my tongue.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good beer I could down again.
chinchill (2473) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle consumed in Redwoods Park.
Red-amber; clear; decent tan head and lacing.
Aroma: an appealing mix of sweet baked grains with caramel.
Flavor: Follows the aroma; average or low-average intensity. Limited aftertaste.
Feel: Faintly prickly medium carbonation. Medium body.
O: mild; resembles a Mexican Dark.
mkel07 (3881) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. Rating from April 2014. First beer from Eel River was a good one with a deep amber colour and plenty of malt.
bpreo (1837) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It has the amber color, but not quite the Amber taste. Still, slightly better than average.
phaleslu (7063) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample from a bottle left by the rep at Boulders on Broadway. Pours a clear, bright orange-amber color with a ring for a head. Notes of amber and caramel malts, mixed fruits, leaves, and sugars. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet mouthfeel. Very plain amber.
Patrickctenchi (4402) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours red-orange with a tall, heavy, vanilla head.
Aroma is sweet caramel, butter.....
Taste is pretty much the same.....malty, sweet, with a light earthy hopping.
Creamy with a bit of a tart tanginess in the end.
A little weak-bodied, but still pretty decent.
Davhgbrew (945) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber w/ off white frothy head. Aroma is of butterscotch. Light carbonation and Nice body throughout. Flavor is strong caramel/toffee/butterscotch/vanilla. Nicely balanced hop character. Creamy like palate. Very nice organic brew!
jandd1983 (2897) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Acquired from hayduke, thanks Ron! It poured a dark amber color with a white head. The aroma was malty with some roasted notes and caramel. The taste was somewhat sweet with some bready notes and it finished very smooth.
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
65cl bottle from Beers Of Europe shared with Steve.Amber pour with medium sized white head which faded quite quickly.Caramel aroma with some hints of citrus.Taste of caramel malt with a little hop at the end.