chickenflea (351) - 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.
Dal9000 (528) - Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown red with a minimal head. Immediate almost sweet malty slightly banana bread. Thin mouth feel. Taste fades fast
---Rated via Beer Buddy
kevinator (1852) - The Colony, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aromas and Flavors of spicy hops with a mild earthy sweet ending. Both were somewhat muted though. Golden amber color with a light/medium weight. Good carbonation.
ajtrupp (338) - Broomfield, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
An interesting banana sweetness prevents this from being a bland beer. Not bad, just not very big.
hockey9930 (256) - - SEP 20, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark ruby red. Malty aroma with caramel and toffee. Also a malty flavor at first but more noticable hops later. Kinda bland and not as hoppy as other red ales.
TorbenJensen (1457) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice dark beer with a glow that resembles red wine. Foam is rich, but quickly falls into a continuous layer of about 3-4 mm. It smells of toasted malt and sweet ripe fruit. The taste is spicy something indefinite, but it also carries on a good mellow flavor of roasted malt which to a certain limit tangential it burned. Ripe fruit like plum and peach mixes lively with a great rich flavor of hazelnut and large amounts of caramel malt. The hops I can read as Willamette and it is precisely known as its slightly spicy taste, so I think it’s the aroma of hops which are encountered in the beginning. As amber ale is probably a little too pushy, but since it is an American I might easily expect a little excessive type correctness. It is quite tasty and lovely amber ale which I like.
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Filtered copper-burgundy body. Thin, creamy, off-white/beige head. Pretty solid on the malt side, but the hops give it a kind of an odd earthy feel. A pinch bigger than medium bodied, pretty easy going. An OK example of the style.
N3lson1 (991) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Drank from a nonic pint glass, poured from a twelve ounce bottle purchased as part of a craft brew pack of eight. Pours a beautiful mahogany, brown color with a bit of beige head. Has a slight roasty aroma with something musty. Has a decent initial flavor that just drops into an off putting complexity, reminds me more of a couple of vienna lagers I’ve drank in my day. Expected more from this amber by FCB.
Clarkdvm (456) - Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at brewery. Looked, smelled and tasted like an Amber. Resembled killians. Average tasty beverage
bartzluke (598) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz pour from refrigerated bottle into shaker pint. Pours a light brown, clear, with a fizzy, quickly-dissipating head. Not super attractive. Nose is a little bit of sweet bready notes and a little fruity citrus. Medium body, on the lighter side. Pleasantly smooth. Dry as well. Taste is bready malts up front followed by some earthy hoppiness. A hint of spice and citrus. Not too sweet. I’d like a little more of the hops flavors to come out, though maybe I just got an older bottle.
Sigmund (6719) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355 ml bottle, from Fakta, Denmark. B B date 30.05.2014. Gusher bottle de luxe, only a little of the hazy deep reddish brown beer ends up in the glass. Large to moderate off-white head. Fairly nice malty aroma, lightly roasted and nutty notes. Malty, nutty and slightly roasty flavour too, a slight fruity acidity. Okay, and probably better fresh.