thedm (4783) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 31, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a typically carbonated transparent weak amber colored body. The mild aroma was dirty. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The mild flavor contained notes of brown malt and hops. A decent one but not one that I would consider drinking again.
JPDurden24 (1117) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Dark amber pour. Carmel malts, bitter astertaste. Decent Amber, nothing special.
hotstuff (3350) - Indiana, USA - MAR 17, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rated 3-16-2012. Bottle purchased in December, 2011 at Sicilianoís Market in Grand Rapids, MI. Poured a medium sized very fizzy ivory head that mostly diminished, spotty amounts of lacing, slightly hazy body, fizzy, fast-rising carbonation, and an orange to golden hue. The aroma is malty, floral hops, sweet, and a hint of caramel. The flavor is semi-sweet, malty, floral hops, and has a short dry finish. The mouthfeel is tingly and this is a light-medium bodied Amber Ale. Overall, it is easy to drink and could be a session beer even at 6%ABV as the ABV is well hidden.
Strykzone (3866) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. I bought this in Michigan. Thus pours hazy mid brown and has a funky off white head. I smell fruity hs first with rich sweet caramel. Those are also tasted. Some grass, too. This is a sweet, almost sugary beer but i like sweeter beers.
BigBeer45 (1131) - Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
label lists 6% alc., so, the alcohol has changed,
this beer has a red and burnt orange pour (with a light haze), gave a one and a half finger of off-white and light tan bubbled head,
effervescence was about medium, I got a little lacing on the glass, there was a good layer of dark sediment in the bottle,
there were aromas of toasted malt, light fruit, and a little citrus hop,
the flavors were toasted malt and faint caramel with a little fruit, citrus and leafy/earthy like hops,
finish has a little hop bitterness and a bit of an off flavor, I do not know what the off flavor is from,
mouth feel is a little less than medium, there seems to be a lot of carbonation on the palate and it gives a carb bite on the tongue,
this is an ok Amber Ale.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours dark amber, thin off-white head, spotty lacing. Nose is crystal malt, spicy citrus hops. Flavours are rich and caramelly, some nice spiciness here, but this doesnít grab me. Meh.
polomagnifico (1111) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Aroma of citrus hops with some flowers, spice, caramel malt. A murky medium orange amber hue with a large off-white head that mostly diminished and left good lace. High amount of small particles. Flavor is more of an IPA than an amber ale. Some mineral hop tones with some caramel malt up front. I have a feeling that this beer will be much better with some age on it. When those hops subside and the caramel sweetness starts to take over in a year this beer might be very interesting. Palate is medium bodied and soft. Not a bad brew but needs some age to come into character.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - APR 14, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a gorgeous ruby-orange color. An amber really canít get much better looking. Head is buttery, white-yellow. Some sediment in bottom, lots of rising bubbles. Aroma is coriander seed, yeast, lemon. Taste is sweet with cutting lemon and dry coriander hops, just on the edge of tasting like a band aid. A little too astringent for my taste. Alcohol seems high, though not quite sure how high. Lacing is impeccable. Decent beer. Thanks to jgb9348 for bringing me the best looking amber Iíve ever seen, all the way from Ypsilanti.
jgb9348 (4027) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Deep hazy amber coloured body with a golden banana coloured bottom and a frothy tan head that tops - VERY nice looking, actually. Too bad the bottle immediately exploded - but not in a horrible way - upon opening. Aroma of yeast, malt, wheat, nuts, lemons and some permanent marker (think sharpie). Medium-bodied; Strong bitter flavour up front with nuts and spice dominating the taste with some light hops, malt and a bit of yeast showing up right afterwards. Aftertaste shows some harsh flavours with alcohol also noticeable. Overall, not a great beer - definitely a bit overdone and showing too many harsh flavours around the edges. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Merchantís in Dearborn, Michigan on 02-March-2008.
detroitfan85 (2) - Monroe, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2008 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great local beer with a nice taste. The beer gets better with each sip. Its a medium beer, maybe a bit to hoppy. Its one of two beers the Frog Island brews. Basic Amber but better than buying one of the mega brews.