onceblind (3539) - 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.
frankenkitty (1958) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright, shiny copper with a head that settles staunch & creamy, almost cream-colored. Nicely hopped for an amber, there are citrus tones to the aroma with apple, cherry, grape, peach... fruit cocktail, if you will. Flavorful and mid-bodied with robust, sweet grains and mild hops in solidarity. Well-crafted, dangerously drinkable, highly sessionable and utterly satisfying.
I’m not one to normally recommend an Amber, but this is a brew that will please anyone when they simply ask you for "a beer". A wonderful transitional beer to the world of craft brewing.
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mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not bad but not great. Certainly better then miller, bud and the like. It is a sweet and sour beer that is refreshing. It does taste better as it warms but it is not amazingly good or anything. Just a pleasent drink.
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown with a hint of red. Zero head to it. More flavor as it sits. Smells yeasty. Malty with very mild bitterness.
Koskela (209) - 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
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - DEC 20, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber caramel w/ a medium sized, semi creamy, spattered froth. The froth is very English styled. Aroma of caramel malts and snappy pine. Medium nectar w/ mellow residual effers. A malty brew w/ moderate fruit and a nice mellow hop presence. Also a little hay. The finish is nicely bittered. Overall: A simple brew w/ tasty, balanced flavors. I like it better than Fat Tire.
VVilliam (50) - USA - FEB 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours a nice amber with large cream head. Decent smell of hops and barley. The taste was delicious with smooth barley to malt and hops without much bite. Very satisfying feel in the mouth with a smooth finish. Would buy again.
jtclockwork (6903) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very smooth, yet robust malty beer. I was very surprised with this one. Rated 4/1/04
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a classic amber with an ample off-white head. Aroma is of floral hops and malt. Taste is moderately sweet with notes of caramel, toasty malts and spicy hops. Nice bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is very full, round and creamy - just perfect. Good lacing and head retention. Overall a very well balanced, satisfying brew. The only downside is that although the flavor is good, it is kind of boring and doesn’t really stand out.
lb4lb (2172) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2007 Smell is a great blend of bright fresh hops and smooth sweet malts. Looks very nice with a dark amber pour with a medium lasting head with some lacing. Flavor Is more hoppy than malty and mildly to moderately bitter. Good overall and tastes more hoppy as it warms. This is a pretty good amber overall, and a good example of the style, I think. Worth a try.