shrubber85 (6978) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Sweet apple-cherry malt aroma. Reddish amber color with small head. Lightly sweet apple cider and malt flavor with a touch of lemon and mild hops finish. Nicely drinkable.
Ibrew2or3 (6523) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper with gold edges and weak tan head. The aroma has sweet malts and earthiness to go along with citrus and dark fruity esters. The taste has a pleasing balance of malty goodness, citrus hops, spicy hops, earthiness and dark fruity esters. A thin layer of molasses surfaces into the finish. The flavor isnít seamless but tasty leaving lingering hop bitterness into the after taste.
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - APR 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of tronraner. Pours light brown with a thin white head. Smells earthy with some tea like hints. Tastes of spice, malt, light pepper, tea. Decent.
Radek Kliber (6324) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355 ml
Aroma frontal sweet sugars , hint of ripe fruit , caramel and hops.7-
Appearance neat shade of crystal clear amber , hint of garnet in there. Bright white neatly contrasting top. Nice.
Flavor and Palate : Caramel sugars , malty base , slight fruity hints followed by clean hop notes. Nothing exceptional , just good clean straight ale.
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a clear dark copper, small off-white batter like head, decent lacing, with light carbonation. † Aroma is fairly grassy/grainy with a slight butter tinge. † Up front I get a large grainy flavor with minor hop notes. † Somewhat creamy mouthfeel, lingering maltiness on the finish with ever so slight hop notes. † Not bad, but not as smooth as other Ambers. † Thanks goes out to ross8425 for the trade!
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, amber color with no head , soft malt and slight hops for flavor, easy finish
drowland (5958) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2011 12oz bottle. Light pour with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavor are a bit much of sweeter malts with hints of citrus and pine. Meh.
KyotoLefty (5904) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Flying Saucer in Columbia SC. Very Fruity, Slightly Sweet, Malty and Very Smooth. Like a Nice Irish Red Ale. Lots of Fruit.
phaleslu (5875) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Flying Saucer in Nashville. Pours a cloudy reddish-amber color with a half-inch thick off-white head, creamy in texture, that leaves really nice circles all the way down the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, toast, floral hops, mixed fruits, and cereal. Flavor of caramel malts, toast, floral hops, cherries, apples, nuts, and bread. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry, malty mouthfeel and finish. Very nice amber ale.
blankboy (5798) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (12oz) -- courtesy of MrFacto. Pours a hazy, bubbly, orange-amber with a small somewhat-lasting tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, light earthy hops and some light sweetness (almost maple syrup-like), a bit bready too -- nothing bad there. Malty flavour with a light earthy bitter finish -- could be a bit more flavourful and itís somewhat simple but it goes down easy. Average to medium bodied. There arenít many great Amber beers in my opinion, so as far as the style is concerned this is pretty good -- overall though itís just "good".