Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nothing really here - just sort of bland. Easy to drink, but thatís about all it has going for it. This one needs something as it was completely forgettable.
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 16, 2011
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty plain amber ale that does not have too much flavor or body. Easy drinking but nothing special.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
medium red with large white head. malty nose, which is peculiar given the commercial description note the hop component. solid bitterness before a low of medium to deep crystal malt. no hop flavor at all. medium residual sweetness and some yeast components, overall well fermented. if this were redefined as a irish red, then it wouldnít be bad, but as an "amber" you would expect more hops and they have no presence in this beer. likely mis-labeled, but not a bad beer
Shitpantz (59) - Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2010
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice session beer, not too strong on any element. Nice amber color and not too overpowering on taste. Goo head retention and malty flavor with just enough hops to balance it out. Great beer to sit back and enjoy a few pints of.
pet3rman (310) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice Amber.. Just enough bite, but smooth and tasty enough to session. Good job
Nate (3648) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle. Nice grainy aroma, nutty sweet. Mild acidic malt note, with light hop character. Neutral fruity notes. Coppery amber clear with light haze, topped with creamy lacing white head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Nice amber with sweet malt, biscuit, and nutty character. A little bit of wet dog. Finish is nutty with light hop bitterness and some roasted barley.
cheap (3975) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smell is a little tart but that donít make think it will be tart. Look is cloudy amber brownish with a nice creamy alabaster head. Taste is initially bitter hop then this tart thing takes off. leather tartness. Obscure creamy CO2. Overall surpisingly better than expected. An open fermented attribute charlie. Yes, more interesting and Iím glad; so many of these ambers are just brownish APA. No gunk on the bottom of this bottle even tho its hazy. Tart unique aves this ale overall. makes it one of the better ambers Iíve had lately.
Vir4030 (496) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a light amber with a thin white head. Light aroma, fruity? Slight choco-caramel flavor, but not much else. That doesnít make it bad, but itís not special. Iím not entirely a fan of ambers, but this one really doesnít put me off. Maybe thatís a good thing.
tgncc (2753) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Via trade with Beerman6686. The aroma is caramel, earthy hops. The appearance is a nice amber color (duh!), off-white head. The flavor is caramel, earth, almost like a scotch ale in a way. The mouthfeel is on the thin side of medium. The finish is piney and floral hops. Decent amber. Thank, Dan.
LinusStick (2823) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A very average amber ale. Aroma was somewhat weak. Light grass, a hint of roasted caramel malt and a hint of hops. Pour was a nice dark amber with a one finger off white head and plenty of rising bubbles. Taste was pretty bland and boring. Amber ales are hit or miss and this is a miss. The strong carbonation (which is a plus) drowns out the roasted caramel that is hidden in the background. No hops to speak of and not much of an aftertaste.