aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clean balanced amber with definite caramel and crytal malt. some residual sweetness with a toffee finish. Mild hop presence with some grass.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a dark red amber with a thick head and lacing.
Sweet malt and nitty aroma.
flavor is malt,hops and tobaco with a hopy malt finish.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Irishboy. Thanks Richard. The score seems a bit high for this. I am not a big fan of Amber Ale’s and this is right up there with the so-so brews in thie style. Some hops and some funk but..
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
meh... this was o.k. i got a lot of grapefruit flavors in this one. amber with light head. bitter end. o.k. not fab.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark amber with a medium sized medium lasting white frothy head. The nose is malty with chalk in the nose and the taste is nearly the same. The finish is malty but this is just so plain and boreing.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 6, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good amber ale. Smooth with the expected carmel malt, but this one had enough hops to wake you up and take full attention. Medium bodied, mellow, easy drinking. Very good.
mnmike (1034) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Amber beer that drips of caramel and cocoa which is a strange target for this style.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - FEB 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber, nice off white head. Aroma of "mellow malt" and a little hoppy kick. Flavor is very malty, sweet, with a hoppy kick. A nice brown!. Thanks to Beerguy101 for this one!
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 15, 2001
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mellow with a piney/citrusy hop twang that to me overides the underlying malt flavor. Some malt sweetness and nutty flavor emerges once warm but the hop flavor still pervails. Nice brew, just not as ’brown ale’ as I’d liked it be.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one is caramel and cream from the get go. There is huge caramel in the nose and a buttery-sweet, caramel and toffee maltiness in the taste that is edged nicely with the hops (mild Goldings, I’m guessing), so it doesn’t get obtrusive or cloying. A very nice beer, though I’m with you guys - if you’re used to microbrewed American browns you’ll be a bit suprised by the ’amber’ feel to this beer. Perhaps if we gave Oakes one he’d tell us this is more like the way Brits do brown.