obguthr (3388) - Lynchburg, 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 (4140) - 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 (5443) - 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 (2880) - 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 (2065) - 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.
seymour (1307) - 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 it’s 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 don’t 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 (5107) - 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 (4234) - St. Louis Park, 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