o_Merlin_o (200) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 19, 2012
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2012 Fairly weak beer with watered down taste. Only redeeming value is its looks - a nice head of fine microbubbles.
opiate (199) - Sandy, Utah, USA - APR 7, 2001
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Well...I guess I’m the odd man out here.
I wasn’t impressed at all by this beer.
The bottle I had was a ’gusher’ and it spewed
all over my kitchen counter. The color is much too light for
an ’amber ale’ imho. It’s a light copper color. No red notes at all.
Sort of a funky stale tasted. I may have an old bottle. I’d like to think so
since all of the other reviewers are so positive.
I’ll try it again since it seems so popular. But I’m left unimpressed.
cafgen (192) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Light amber color with almost no head. Aroma is caramel and malt. Taste is caramel, malt and some fruit. Good beer.
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tool2scream (188) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 20, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
It is what it is.... I micro wanna-be which is really just mass-produced beer designed to appeal for "craft" drinkers who wanna slam a 6-pack. Nothing exciting going on here, and really boring. I’ve had much better vienna lagers.
beerguy00 (186) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice amber color (as the name suggests) nice white head. Aroma of caramel and nuts. Sweet flavor with a bit of citrus.
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - AUG 7, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Nice looking amber color. Aroma was sweet smelling. Flavor was rather simple, slightly sticky and on the sweet side. Not too bad, but not very exciting either.
X (172) - California, USA - DEC 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Labled as Columbia Street Amber Ale. Old fav. not much aroma, taste is bready. palate light but appropriate for the style. Goes down easy, the real beauty of this one is in the simplicity.
BeerNazi (169) - winnetka, California, USA - SEP 21, 2001
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
the guy is ugly as hell,he shouldnt be the logo,but he can brew up some mean beer.
yackery (162) - California, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Fast dissolving head and very thin lacing over clear amber body. Aroma is apple juice and apple bread and a hint of hard candy. Taste is mildly bittersweet. Palate is soft and smooth. Overall, despite the commercial hype, this beer is just OK and besides being clean and light, doesn’t try to be anything crafty.
loubar (156) - Los Gatos, California, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2015 12 oz. bottle. Malt forward beers like this typically don’t get as much respect. But I found it to be an easy drinking, low key amber with distinct, yet faint, woody and earthy flavors and little hop bitterness. Not particularly complex, just light, smooth and refreshing. Love the dry finish and low ABV.