pinkzambia (1458) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a gorgeous, clear, red-brown color with a light brown head. At first when too cold the aromas appear metallic, but when it warms up a bit, it develops a roasted caramel and rich resin scent. It has a classic amber taste showing rich malts with a nice mild bitter aftertaste. The feel is full and thick - quite pleasant.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 22, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber color with a medium tan head. Caramel malts, grass and light grapefruit in the aroma. Light sweetness and a touch of citric hops. Pretty weak overall.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - APR 4, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lightly hazed reddish amber hue, decent head formation. Sweet caramel aroma. Malty palate with dry overlapping tones, caramel and toasted chestnut, moderate bitterness. Better than I thought it would be.
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 24, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12 oz bottle: BevMo in La Jolla, CA) Teton Ale is a really good looking amber. It pours a deep ruddy amber color, and with a perfect 1-inch head. With the gorgeous color, I was expected a pretty nice tasting beer. I hate it when my expectations are dashed. Itís moderately malty with some light roast, and itís reasonably flavorful, but the beer lacks any depth or complexity. Hops has a pretty minimal impact here, with just a slight presence of bitterness, which is probably from the modest roastiness, not hops. Itís minimally sweet as well, resulting in a dry mouthfeel. It could be worse, of course, such as showing a cheap, sugary sweetness, or it could simply taste bad. This doesnít taste bad, just boring, and that earns this beer an average flavor rating. The nose is much different from the flavor, revealing some light roast, but mostly a strange plastic and floral aroma. Itís not bad, just really odd. And as I continue to drink this beer, the head continues to maintain a thin, but full topping, and deposits plenty of delicate, swiss cheese lacing on the glass. Good looking beer, otherwise totally unremarkable.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear copper mahogany with a thick, frothy, and heavily lacing off-white head. Aroma is pretty subtle with some sugary caramel sweetness and a faint touch of cascade hops. Body has a decent thickness to it and good carbonation to support a milld sweetness balanced with a semi-dry hoppier finish. A very smooth drinking beer with decent flavor for an amber. Thanks Indiana_Red!
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - OCT 25, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber, large cream colored head of moderate sized bubbles. Some lace apparent.
Nose is sweet and caramel, maybe some roated malt in minimal qualtities. No discernable hop aroma.
Thin mouthfeel, malt bittenress apparent, and caramel, nutmeg flavors.
Finish is dry and bitter.
A middlin beer with no outstanding qualities.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark Reddish Amber Coloring. Aroma Was Complex... Some Yeast, Malt. Fruit...but Pretty Bland in Flavor....Definitly a Potentially Good Beer, Just Doesnít Hold the Kick.
badgerben (4392) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours an incredibly dark amber color, much darker than one would expect. It has the aroma of sweet malts and fruit, almost like a Belgian. The taste... isnít there. Weird. I hate it when something smells great and then just doesnít have taste.
OD40oz (773) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - JUL 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This looked and smelled like an amber ale but tasted just like a porter. Fortunately I like porters so this one gets a good rating from me.
raymow (811) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice color, decent flavor and aroma. It could have been better - not all that impressive.