Snegurochka (382) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle conditioned. 355 ml bought in Seattle for Superpower beer session part II, 29.01.09. Pours a cloudy dark amber colour, with small beige head. Aroma of hops and straw. Caramelized fruit and floral hops in taste. Bitter coffee-like finish.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is an Amber? Oookey. Pours a rich, cloudy mohagany color with just a trace of a head, but leaves a bit of a lace. Smells malty like an Amber, but it has some fruit/spice presence. Flavor is very hoppy for an Amber and almost reminds me of a fruit beer -- almost. Malty with dark fruits (raisins), but some spices I can’t quite peg. Also, lots of both bitter and floral hops that balance it well and give it a nice finish. The palate is crisp yet thick. I usually don’t like Ambers, but if you insist that this is one (and I rate to style), then it’s exceptional!. Still too sweet to be my go-to, but nicely paired with the crisp air outside.
Hoser (367) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had to this baby at the Great American Beer festival out of plastic glass well not the ideal situation the ale exceeded my expectations and a well hopped amber ale that borders on an Ipa. Look forward to having a full pint of this some day. The beers in this Michael Jackson book are getting harder and harder to find and 141 left.
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap at fremont oktoberfest. hoppy, big time dark orange color with fizzy bubbles. Not a great palate.
boFNjackson (4099) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 17, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Poured deep amber with an off-white head that dissipated immediately. Aroma of fruits, mild hops and a malt dominance. A little overly carbonated for me as it over powered some flavors. Noticeable hops, but the malts seemed a little off. A funky acidic, syrup quality to it.
nuplastikk (4268) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Highly filtered copper-orange colored. Nice and steady off-white head. Mild sweet malt and noble hop aroma. Smooth and creamy, with a solid earthy hoppy backbone. Very well balanced and clean, this is certainly an excellent Amber. Syrupy hoppy finish, with some subtle fruity Amber malt. A great seasonal, well done.
neepsntatties (1164) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Colour... dark garnet-amber with no head. Nose... sweetly piney hops and some malt. Palate... light C02, very hoppy (for the style), but a fabulously sweet, malty backbone with toffee and caramel and a looooooong finish. Quite different than most of the harvest/autumnal/okto ales I’ve tried which tend towards the marzen style. Nice change of pace!
k9coug (101) - USA - MAR 3, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beautiful caramel color. Seemed a bit thin and watery. Sharply bitter that faded quickly.
Rune (7760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml bottle carried all the way from Seattle to Tromsø – courtesy of Elisabeth and Stefan. Bottle conditioned beer, ABV is supposed to be about 6.5%. Cloudy, dark amber content topped by an off-white, low level head. Nice sweet, hoppy aroma with notes of biscuits. Hoppy fruits in flavour, developing in the direction of brittle caramel notes. Bitter finish. Crispy in the mouth. Fairly standard amber [Sampled at a beer session in Tromsø 29.01.2009].
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours a semi-clear, amber-orange with a small beige head that dissipates quickly, not much of a lacing.
smell is of caramel, hops, and a slight whiff of malt.
taste is watery, hops, touch of citrus, some caramel, a pine aftertaste, with a bitter ending.