JCS0629 (25) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 25, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A sweet slightly hop flavored brew. A great refreshing beer to have on a Spring afternoon.
jbruner (2361) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sampled at Classic City Brew Fest 2014. A solid amber, but if I had the option of anything else I would probably not choose this.
flannelnomad (57) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 6, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I was offered this while drinking in the desert, so I accepted. Pours a fine medium chestnut, but very little head and under carbonated. Aroma is almost absent. Tastes like fake maple syrup, wort, and stale hops. Not very enjoyable.
jbuskirk (456) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - APR 4, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Full Sail’s amber ale doesn’t offer anything out of the ordinary but it does everything that an amber ale should do. Amber pours a dark shade of, well, amber and has a slightly creamy head. The malt has lots of caramel character and a touch of roast. The Cascade hops come through quite clearly and provide some citrusy bitterness. In short, this is a great amber ale and a solid example of what this style has to offer.
Ed5388 (2148) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Big Brew Beer Festival (Morristown). Pours amber in color with a small foamy off white head. All I got in the aroma is toasted malt and a hint of citrus. Taste is much the same. Toasted and caramel malt, and some citrus zest. Kinda boring
Detolin (1) - Oregon, USA - FEB 12, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the few beers I’ve had where it tastes better than it’s aroma. Also for being an amber ale it’s color strays from the path towards a more dark-brown hue. I criticize it but for me Taste rules above all else and I gave it a 9/10. I do very much enjoy this beer.
nakedwhendrunk (2199) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The appearance is a semi-dark red colored body with a nice light carbonation seen rising, a nice one finger white foamy head that dies within a minute and leaves a spectacular nice looking amount of spider web lacing sticking to the glass.
The smell is basically deep dark caramel malts.
The taste is mainly sweet through the caramel malts with a nice sweet caramel malty aftertaste and a dry sweet finish.
On the palate, it sits about a light to medium probably ranging closer to the lighter side and comes across pretty sessionable. Carbonation is very smooth.
Overall, I say this is a pretty good amber/red ale that I would have again.
Zymurgeist2 (1054) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught. Malted caramel and slight floral aroma. Rich aroma. Clear amber with a minimal white head. Full malt flavor of caramel. Slight citrus on finish. A little harsh bitter finish.
pnetto (6) - - JAN 24, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cereal, roasty, skunky, bread, basement aromas, herbs, citrus, alcohol, woody, bread..
brewbattles (40) - - JAN 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
We did a blind taste test between this beer and 4 other amber ales to objectively determine which one was best. The beers were Full Sail Amber, Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale, New Belgium Fat Tire, Lost Coast Alleycat, and Alaskan Amber. You can watch the video here to see who won: