hanker (12) - USA - JUN 8, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a beer you buy when bored. You say to your self "Im from the great North West I made some good money last week I will treat myself." Its ok but get it on sale. Its about one half Alasken amber.But if it was the price of schmidt ice it would be ok. Northwest trail is better.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear, red-like amber. Soap-foam froth head with moderate staying power. Smells a lot like the Dark--caramel, sugar, toast/dough. Medium body fades to seltzer. Bitter, unpleasant aftertaste. This is a really popular beer, I don't get why. Ratebeerians and MBC drinkers alike would find the finish of this pretty bad.
Reid (1783) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Surprisingly i actually like this beer..its the best beer that Weinhards have to offer and its pretty cheap too ,BONUS!
This is a good beer to have around if your having a BBQ and inviting the neighbours..its certainlly better than the macro swill ( its regional) and it was opne of the beers that turned me towards trying micros...so if you see it outside Oregon ..giove it a go..not a bad amber.
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - SEP 29, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2003 I wasn't too impressed by this beer. Pretty clear and mild. The worst amber ale I've tried thus far.
Ernest (6011) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2003
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear dark amber. Aroma is lightly malty (caramel, toasted bread), lightly hoppy (flowers). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter, very unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation, metallic. And here I thought, starting with the Dark, that they actually make drinkable beers. Arrgh, the aftertaste! I just ate a cockroach! A cockroach caked with metal filings and under-refrigerator lint! So bad it almost triggered the gag reflex. Shame on them for giving this a tolerable aroma. It's high time I finally made out a will, if I'm to continue reviewing beers of this nature.
Aubrey (3412) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear with a nice ruby glow; decently frothy head, lasting with some lace patterns. Mouthfeel is somewhat creamy up front, becomes watery. Decent amount of roast and toast. Bit of a hop zing follows behind closely. Bitterness seems to build in the aftertaste. Some fruity notes (raspberry & cherry). Not too bad, but not too great either.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This rating came from the mystery rating sheet I made from the Summer of '01. Not a bad amber, but I preferred Mac and Jacks when I was in Seattle.
Verne (261) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad about as good a cheep beer made in the USA as can be found
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
i thought this one had the best of all the weinhards family of beers
but compared to the world over for this type of beer it still would rank low
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma lightly malty with light but sharp hop accents and a slight tang. Color is a pretty reddish amber---head is average but dissipates rapidly...Flavor is decidedly two-tiered: a sweet malt bottom (which alone is unusual for a macrobrew) and a well-measured but sharply bittered hop ceiling---slight tang accompanies all through the finish...Carbonation is moderate and adds to the bite. Body is quite decent...Overall, this is perhaps the best brew in the Henry’s line-up; it has a distinct malt contribution, some layering of flavors, and decent body...Add the attractive price and this becomes something to keep on hand.