robforbes (1883) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a cloudy amber with a vary large bubbly tan head, and good lacing.
smell is of toffee, roasted malt, hops, a touch of citrus, a little floral, and some pepper.
taste is of caramel, grain, malt, hops, spice, and pepper. ends tangy and bitter.
Beerbelcher44 (4) - - SEP 1, 2012 does not count
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 5/20
Light flora aroma, pretty bitter for an amber,caramel notes, hazy caramel color, good overall
BARLEYWINEO (106) - Tacoma, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Poured a nice light deep golden which almost presented a light coipper look, nice white cap and some lacing sticks to the glass
S: Wow. Holy hops on this Amber. Some floral and light citrus on the nose with a bready note
T: Immediate light floral and lighter citrus burst meets you immediately in the midst oif a light bready backbone, perhaps with a little bit of light caramel. The hops seem bigger because the body is not as heavy as many others in the same style category.
M: I thought the mouthfeel was light and perhaps a little to carbonated. I was expecting a bigger bodied, stickier beer
O: American Ambers can range from super sweet and bready with no lighter hops to a caramel induced bready hop bomb these days. Really no way to say this beer is wrong, by BJCP standards it hits the mark in every category. Worth a try.