wineguycda (5) - Idaho, USA - APR 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not usually a fan of widely distributed Ambers, but this was better than I expected. Darker than usual copper colour, Nice malt balanced with subtle hops, a little fruit. Overall, a pretty, drinkable Amber.
AR (863) - Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a nice solid beer that has a good body, aroma and has a nicely balanced mix of malts and hops. Easy drinking. Good session beer.
alobar (2337) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber color with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, and hint of hops. Fruit and caramel flavor with hint of hop finish. Very nice.
Westmeister (991) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark, clear amber with ample off white head. Taste is sweet fruity malts, caramel, super smooth and perfect sweetness. Quite surprised by this one and one of the best non-hoppy ambers I have ever had.
Hopnose46 (6) - Holmes Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2013 does not count
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Rich dark color, some hop aroma but it just didnít have that certain flavor to bring me back for more.
Beerathon (635) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a beer that has great harmony between the malts and hops. Super smooth on the tongue with lovely cascade hops coming through. Solid amber/red ale.
BlackHaddock (2440) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint: in Valhalla, New York on 18 Jan 2013.
Pours a good clean amber colour with a thin white topping.
Malts lead the way in both the aroma and taste. Sweet and tasty brew (I like malty, sweet beers), caramel and dark fruit hints hide the alcohol well and I really enjoyed this beer, my last in New York before re-joining my cruise ship after a day wandering around and drinking.
khoffman43 (943) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with white head. Tons of caramel on the nose, pretty much all Iím getting. Solid beer, nothing special.
r464 (1476) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very smooth, balanced, malty at the start with a caramel like sweetness. Nutty, full, and refreshing. Light hops to the end. A very good amber.
durhambeer (2414) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours thin-looking amber with a small beige head. Taste is sweet, some grainy malt. Mild bittering hops. Nondescript but certainly not bad. Very thin palate.
Shinskyweiser (2) - - MAY 3, 2013 does not count
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark amber, almost brown. Head dissipated quickly.
Little to no hop aroma. A very slight grape/apple note can be detected.
Well balanced to hop forward. Fruity hop character, black currant, grape, apple. Carmel notes detected. Slight roast, raisin detected.
Overall a decent beer. Well balanced east coast style amber. My palate prefers the "west coast" hop forward style.