watson1977 (2290) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep amber/brown with a medium tan head. Aroma has caramel and chocolate...bit like a tootsie roll...mildly sweet. Flavor follows suit...some dry leaves and nuttiness. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is earthy with caramel, dry leaves, and faint chocolate.
edgallow (1083) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle pours reddish with a off whIte head. Aroma of sweet malt, yeast and pine. Taste is caramel malt, yeast and a nice bitter finish
ajnepple (473) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty good amber ale. The aroma is a bit off but the flavor is right on. Deep red, floral, sweet and spiced.
UncleKorm (253) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a deep ruby hue w/ off-white quickly diminishing head to a thin cap that remained with some lacing. Nice aroma in strength and aromatics bread and malt top floral notes. Initial flavor moderate sweet to a moderate bitter w/ short duration. Tastes are toasted rye, hints of carmel & molasses, herbs, and squash. Medium bodied, slightly dry in texture, lively carbonation, and a light alcoholic finish.
NikkTwist (886) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Pours a clear dark red with a big fizzy foamy white head. Not much aroma. Tastes like somewhat diluted red fruits. Pomegranite cherry juice. Some darker coffee maple curling on the ends. Red plums and grapes. Fizzy but a light body. Bit difficult to get my head around. Does not feel like amber at all. Smooth but uninteresting. Flavors I have had many times before but better.
Stevesie (202) - - JAN 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
As Retro Red. Pours dark with a distinct red hue; some off-white head. Good body, caramel with maybe some raisin notes. Typical FCB earthiness. Average finish. Overall, a nice red.
ARMed (555) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2012
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Opaque brownish ale with a very cloudy hue. Taste resemble raisins, malty fruit, yeasty finish. Very poor finish.
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SamP01 (357) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a ruby red hue with a small short lived beige head, some light lacing. Aroma and Taste of caramel malt, yeast and fruity esters with some good earthy hops. Palate is a medium body, slightly smooth mouth feel with moderate carbonation. Finishes with caramel malt, yeasty fruity flavors with some earthy hops bitterness for balance and a bit of a nutty ending. Overall a good amber ale.
GarrettB (787) - La Jolla, California, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
June 9th, 2011 - I often complain that ambers don’t exhibit a lot of variance, but sometimes you find one that is exceptional, and in a good way. One example is Fort Collins Brewery’s Red Banshee - a fair looking woman but promising a dark howl, hue and cry of flavor. Like the woman on the label, the beer is a deep ruby red, with a loose, tan head. Caramel and maraschino cherries sweeten up the aroma, topped with a hint of apple - curiously rich for an amber. Finally, the flavor has abundant deep caramel tastes, almost as dark and sweet as a dark chocolate, with a deep hint of sweet, ripe fruits, almost like the merest (basso) peep of raspberry jam. All in all, this is a deep and satisfying brew, readily available and pretty cheap, and showing off everything an amber can do.
BVery (4249) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Reddish brown pour with a light beige head. Aroma is earthy, toffee, and caramel malt. Decent hop bitterness in here. Moderate palate. Decent amber.
Seems like there is a lot of variation in the ratings on this guy - I’m not seeing what would make someone feel strongly about this, good or bad.