howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled as "Rathskeller Amber Ale". Copper/amber color, quickly disappearing head. Caramel sweet and fruity aromas. Caramel and munich or vienna malt flavors that give this a slight hint of German lager. Respectable hopping.
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled under Rathskeller Amber Ale. Orange copper color with a diminished beige head. Light pale malt mingles with a touch of mild citrus fruit. I actually like the aroma which is somewhat unusual for an amber. Still the flavors bounce me back to reality. Not not bad, just a normal amber. Slightly dryer than many with a hint of caramel and rye bread. Mild sweet floral hops. Dry toasty grain finish. A very respectable amber.
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of stale grain and a light, generic "fruitiness". Color is a rather flat brown/tan. Taste, however, isn’t stale, generic, or flat. Tastes come at you as toasted grain, a slight bite of floral bitterness that is restrained by faint cherry juice, and a buttery nutty end. The grains straddle between toasted bread and coffee with cream, making for an unusual grain taste. The body is creamy and frothy, although not really thick. Enjoyable on either a cold day, inside the Rathskellar, or on a warm day outside on the Terrace.
badgerben (4682) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at Memorial Union. Dark amber color with a thin head. Holy grains! It smells and tastes like a grain silo and not in a good way. Blech!
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at UW Union: Copper Coloring with Creamy Head. Malty Aroma. Creamy Malt Taste...Light Spices...With a Bit of Fragrant Tang to It. Subtle Flavors but Session Drinkable.