TURDFERGUSON (3930) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Murky amber with small tan lace. Nose is sweet, grainy malt, cardboard. Malty, lightly bitter flavor. A little too much carbonation makes for a slick and strange mouthfeel. This is why I don’t buy beer at Trader Joes.
Koskela (270) - Marysville, California, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Couldnt really get an aroma, it was clear med red with good head retension. It was aweet malty and a bit bitter. It was light crisp overall not bad
Chudwick (1965) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle - pours amber with quickly diminishing off-white head. Nose is caramel and potpourri. Flavor adds malty goodness and faint hops. taste is lightly sweet and a little bitter. I’m a sucker for this malty goodness; pardon my high rating.
LeftCoastRider (110) - , Washington, USA - APR 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2012 Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a standard 16 oz. tapered pint glass. Dark amber color, little foam. Interesting aroma of green apple - not what I expected from an amber ale. I used to love amber ales, but this one is a bit flat. Medium body, somewhat insipid taste, slight toasted malt flavor. Not bad, but nothing that stands out. More of a cool weather ale.
onceblind (3933) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
House tap at Yardhouse Denver. Clear amber with a decent frothy beige head. Smells pretty good with notes of toffee, caramel, and toast. Taste is also really good, smooth, round, and full flavored with mild sweetness. Notes of predominant toffee, with some accompanying notes of caramel sweetness, sweet grainy malts, toast, and ending on a light note of caramel. Nothing out of the ordinary for an amber, but is an exemplary example of the style.
obguthr (3636) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2012
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Draft at Yardhouse Virginia beach. No aroma. Crystal clear copper, medium yellow head. Weak notes of dried leaves. Generic bitterness afterwards, no personality. Less flavor than even Killians. Hard to believe the same fine brewery that produces Union Jack and Cal Pale 31 makes this swill. Sad.
nick76 (4170) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is metallic and papery with caramel malts and grass. The appearance is amber with a foamy head. The taste is grainy and very toasted with a slightly toffeeish finish. The palate is smooth. Overall a nice beer to drink.
BVery (5930) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pretty average amber, but certainly drinkable. Mostly clear golden amber pour with a small white ring for a head. Aroma is light fruit, caramel, and mild biscuit. Medium palate, lively carbonation. Taste is muted caramel, grass, grain, light fruit, and a small hop punch that adds a nice element.
CanIHave4Beers (3134) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an orange-ish amber with a medium off white head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. This is a very pretty looking beer.
The aroma is fruity and soapy at first which gives way to lots of sweet and grainy aromas later on.
The flavor is nicely bitter with a well defined spicy hoppiness. There is some red apple fruity flavors, some toasty malt and overall the beer is kind of sweet in a sugary sort of way.
Not awful, but not really my thing.
tmoreau (2284) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2011 12 oz. bottle from a friend, purchased from Trader Joe’s. Poured to my taster with a clear, coppery amber color, and light tan, bubbles & cream head that reduced rather quickly to a ring & film, but left some fair waves, spots, & streaks of lacing. The aroma was soft grain, almost cereal like, light toast, and light malt & caramel sweetness. Medium bodied and lively carbonated, the flavor added some light esters, and the medium hop bitterness helped create a slight cocoa note. A good balance of malt and hops, I found this Amber to be respectable, and quite tasty.