Fratto (2654) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Black Sheep Lodge. Light amber pour with a small white head. Aroma is malty, sweet, a little caramel, and nutty. Taste is caramel, roasted nuts, and a little hop bitterness.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, amber-copper colored body with a finger-width, very frothy, khaki head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is sweeter caramel with some toasty grains. A bit nutty with a hint of florals. Flavor is better. A solid caramel sweetness up front with a nice, toasty, grainy, nuttiness. Lots of balancing earth and dry toast before this dries with a light-moderate, grassy and earthy bitterness that leaves a pretty lengthy aftertaste. Medium-light body and moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent amber. Fairly well hopped with a solid caramel balance. Not bad.
baraciisch (2009) - California, USA - AUG 22, 2010
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Brown amber in color... Light malt aroma... Flavor is bready malts but very unrefined, bad off finish... Pretty bad
degbert (1196) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2010
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from bottle. Color is a non-descript orange-brown-amber; there is a slight head, but no lace. Nose is faint traces of fruit (especially, oddly enough, apple pie) and toast. It has a faint savory edge on the open, but the middle is meager and hollow and there’s an odd aftertaste of -- chlorine? Pool water? The palate is utterly lacking in carbonation -- mouthfeel is more like an ESB than an Amber, and it leaves a muddy feel on the finish. It’s not bad, exactly, but it ain’t good either.
djd07 (3879) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at flying saucer. Pours a clear amber with a small frothy off white head that diminishes rather quickly. The aroma is light malt and caramel. Medium mouthfeel with a light malt with a sweet finish. A decent amber from Independence.
reliantkcar (102) - USA - FEB 26, 2010
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
cereal, grass, raisin, amber, clear, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation,
Dogbrick (8658) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample at the Texas Beer & Brats tasting 10/11/2009. This brew is a slightly murky amber color with a thick and foamy off-white head that recedes slowly. Stringy lacing. Faint caramel malt aroma. Roasted malt flavor offset by a bit of off fruit and hops. The finish is short and malty. So-so at best.
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2009
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle shared by Dogbrick. Cloudy amber pour with a huge off-white head. Nose of sweet malt and slight infection. Caramel flavor with some hop and more hints of infection.
drowland (6155) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Picked up on a trip to Texas. Nutty caramelly aroma that goes into the taste. Reminds me of Newcastle... a bit weak, but not bad.
nearbeer (3842) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz, thanks to lithy. Clear copper with a large spongy head. Aroma is shellacked oak wood and sourish lemon. Flavor is metallic cardboard, toasted nut, and light oak. Light-medium body is watery, smooth and finishes papery-dry.