nick76 (4125) - 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 (5127) - 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 (2758) - 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 (1915) - 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 Joeís. 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.
seymour (1257) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted from bottle into nucleated pint glass. Poured a nice, clear, deep copper color (dark for an amber ale) with moderate off-white head, somewhat lasting with very little lace. Aromas of toast, toffee, caramelized brown sugar, fruity yeast esters, only faint hops. Flavorful malt-sweetness: more caramel, some biscuit, enjoyable nutty and fruity essences. Fruit even lingers long into the aftertaste. Very enjoyable, easy drinking beer. Nothing fancy, but itís suggestive of finer Belgian Abbey-style beers. Recommended.
BeerGeyser (37) - San Marcos, California, USA - NOV 20, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from Trader Joes. It pours amber with a light white head. The aroma is light and typical of a mild amber. The taste is basic and simple. It is nice to have a beer that is not over the top, subtle, and has a mild aftertaste. I do like my hops but every once in a while it is nice to have a casual drinkable beer that you donít have to use a lime to disguise or give it some flavor. The last time I had an Amber Ale that was this drinkable was one I brewed myself. For the price, not a bad beer choice.
PorterPounder (4937) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2013 Rerate Better from the bottle. Pick up some toffee notes, a hint of chocolate and light citrus bitterness Original 2.7 Boulder, Co. - on tap at the Lazy Dog Sports Bar & Grille - labeled as Lazy Dog Amber Ale. Light copper pour, light white head, light lacing. Pretty much a neutral aroma. Faint citrus flavor, some nutty notes. Smooth mouthfeel. Overall, somewhat bland and uneventful.
JK (4157) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
From Trader Joes. The bottle only cost about $.90, and it is from a good brewery. ordinary enough amber lager, with mild malt. No complaints, but it is a style that just has nowhere to go. Thin palate.
properhops (88) - - OCT 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Video review at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgsN1lj561Y
Appearance: Deep copper transparent, 1-finger eggshell head dissipates to layering, above-average lacing
Smell: Pine, carmel malts, light floral notes, grassiness
Taste: Medium body, carmel malts, grapefruit rind, pine notes, dry toffee sweetness, hop bitterness on finish, residual floral + coriander, mild carbonation, drinkable
adnielsen (7562) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ home. I have absolutely no clue where I got this beer. Dark amber appearance with a light tan head. Kind of a dull, hardened caramel, slightly sweet aroma. Lightly piney, somewhat bitter, dull caramel malty, light toffee flavor. Pretty boring.