GarrettB (1024) - San Diego, 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.
Block (1360) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A smooth and sweet beer. Some reddish malt flavors in the middle. Finishes sweet. Light.
liquidbread86 (39) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice red ale. Good balance of hops and malt. Exceptionally refreshing; good for a hot day.
flip_soeperman (587) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Really dark red burned sweet beer. Almost like a burned caramel aroma, with sweetness, not cloyingly, but sweet. Not a very nice beer to drink.
swesson (217) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Pours a light ruby red, creating a medium-white head. Nice lacing up the glass. Smells of sweet caramel, hops.
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chickenflea (332) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. A truly beautiful beer with small tan head over a clear deep red body. Head leaves the building rapidly. Excellent noble hop aroma for an amber. Love Willamette. Malt aroma is not neglected. Smells almost like a Maris Otter malt. Lots of good caramelly sweetness. Excellent balance in the beer with the sweetness gradually overtaken by the hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and lively. The bitterness lingers into the aftertaste. I want to take another sip to start the whole trip over again. A very nice American amber.
sfontain (802) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, Kroger Bridge St. Ruby pour, white head, light lacing. Aroma red fruit, floral, spicy, cola, bubble gum. Flavor caramel, spicy; moderately sharp bitterness. Medium body, medium carbonation. Well done red amber, modestly above average in just about every way. Solid and pleasant.
Valgreen (649) - DENMARK - MAY 6, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Home. BB 30.05.14. Clear dark amber, medium off white head that settles quickly, some lacing. Aroma, malty, old hop notes, caramel. Taste, malty, caramel, a little spicy, some hop. High carbonation. Oily mouth feel. Light bitter aftertaste.
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
NIce and quite good to drink. Easy fetaures and not so creamy shape but well brewed it was.
tdubesq (14) - - APR 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Red orange pour. Fruity aroma. Pleasantly surprised with a bit more hops then expected from a red.
KoNrRiI (458) - Århus, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.355 bottle. Dark ruby color and a small, off-white head. Aroma is rather unusual with a lot of earthy scents, some cheese, wet wood, and barnyard - not especially pleasant but complex and intriguing. Taste is sweet, follows in aroma’s footsteps with earth and cheese though this time malts are the dominant flavor; again points for complexity. Medium body, creamy texture, and soft carbonation. Finish presents the same tangs but somehow blended in a better, more complete manner. Overall the beer is pretty good; it is intricate and well-balanced even if not the most strikingly tasteful.