SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice ale! Pours garnet-amber with a small off-white head that diminished rapidly. Plenty of aroma, rich malts with a balancing of hops. Prominent hops in the flavor - very assertive. Medium body, moderate carbonation. This is a good, yet unremarkable ale - tasty without being distinctive.
weeicemon (126) - Lancaster, California, USA - JUL 3, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
A bit average. Semi-nice color and frangrence. Like many, too much cascade hops for me.
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - JUN 27, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nothing special. I like ambers but I don't know if I've ever had one that made me say WOW. I don't really know how to explain it. It tastes like a quality well balanced amber.
JFGrind (1912) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An excellent micro to drink straight out of the bottle. Unique beer style, much like it's Steam beer neighbor.
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is one of my new favorite beers. Has a nice creamy texture with some fruit flavors. Very full body and leaves nothing to be desired.
GreatSatanUSA (107) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good amount of hops with fruity (orange) and spicy notes. Reminded me of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.
3fourths (8600) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark red appearance with a medium tan head. Hearty, malty aroma, very smooth on the nose. Very even but excited first taste. The carbonation is of the right level, and the flavors are much more hoppy than the aroma. I can't seem to find much of anything missing from this one.
strick8 (2) - USA - MAY 27, 2003 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. I must say this is the best Amber Ale I have ever had. Its has a very dark color with an chocolate malt taste. This was very drinkable making you want to have another one soon.
Ernest (6728) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2013 Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear dark amber. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain, caramel, cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers, apricot), with light notes of grape jelly, tomato juice, and black tea. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation. Some nice things in the nose are marred a bit by some weird/off notes, and it’s kinda syrupy sweet in the mouth. Overall just ok.
Reid (2080) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 11, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
very nice and unusually dark coloured "amber" beer..this almost looks like a brown ale.
Lovelly rich chocolate malt taste with some wondeful hopping.
A most excellent session brew indeed.