carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tastes like fat tire. I’m not impressed with this at all. An entire bottle didn’t even give me any buzz. Still, it is an amber as advertised, and is drinkable, just very plain with nothing that stands out.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Elk Rock Brewing Company--Portland Brewing Company --Velvet Antler Amber Ale--2003 Release--12 oz. Bottle--5.00% ABV?--35 IBU’s? (4.0 / 5.0) Amber Ale--Lacy head. Clear deep amber color. Toasted mild tangy floral hop front. Mild creamy toasted bisquit caramel crisp tangy malty body. Slight fruity mild citrus clean hop spice end. Aged well. Sampled 7/20/2005.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2009
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
One of the worst Amber Ales I’ve ever had the misfortune of trying. Nearly flat, tastes and smells like cardboard and has nothing to recommend it at all.
anders37 (22257) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a malty caramel aroma with some fruity hints. Malty sweetish caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty caramel finish with some nutty hints.
boFNjackson (4198) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2008
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle... Poured reddish/amber with no head. Mucky, brown sugar aroma. Terrible beer! Grossly off balanced and a nasty sour dominance. I would stay away from this one.
chokmah33 (118) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - OCT 8, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma is grassy and leathery, some fruits (apple, apricot), slighlty catty or acetic as well.
Malt flavor is more roasted than most ambers, has fruity carmel sweetness to it. Minimal hop backing, some nuttiness but not in a good way.
Texture is uninspiring.
Not much to note about this one.
mansquito (5041) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Quickly descending head and an amber color. Grassy malty aroma. Thin body. Some malts. Dry aftertaste. Slightly roasty and burnt. Quite mediocre. I just got it because it cost me a buck twenty-five for a 12 oz bottle.
bb (8269) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 11, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Nice reddish amber beer with an off-white head. Low malt and caramel aroma. Caramel, slight nutty malt flavor. Medium body. Lingering somewhat sweet caramel malt.
marcus (8803) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 27, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This reddish amber ale poured with a modest beige head that disappeared before my first sip. There is a caramel malt aroma and a carbonated burnt malt flavor. Just barely drinkable.
bhensonb (13732) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 7, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Light amber color with a so-so beige head. Smells like slightly roasted caramel. Near medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor of caramel and some rather mild hop. A bit nutty.