Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear amber with a one finger beige head. The nose is malty caramel malt with some faint hops. The taste is caramel, light toffee and a mellow hop finish that cleans up the sweetness. Medium mouthfeel. Nothing spectacular, but not a bad beer.
illidurit (2126) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 9, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear light amber color with an ecru head and a little lace. Aroma is toasted wheat bread with some nuttiness and diacetyl. Flavor is not much different except for vague notes of caramel, iced tea, and metal. Thin and watery mouthfeel, drinkable but not very good. Not exactly a big surprise.
StefanSD (2088) - Lakeside, California, USA - SEP 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a reddish brown color with a small off-white head that has fair retention. The aroma is sweet grains, caramel and a bit of bubble gum. The flavor is front-loaded with caramel followed by piney hops and a bit more bubble gum. The palate was just a bit thinner than I preferred and the carbonation was lively. Finished short and dry. Overall: Better than BMC, but that is scant praise.
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 12, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle (Costco sample pack). Poured a golden amber with a thick white head, which dissipated quickly. Aroma is caramel and roasted malts with floral hops. Taste is light sweet caramel malts at first followed by slight hops bitterness in the finish. Has a medium body with good carbonation.
puboflyons (2077) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 12 fl. oz. bottle brewed in Utica, N.Y. with an expiration date of Apr 04 2010. It pours a relatively clear looking chestnut brown with a good three-quarters inch of foamy, long lasting head. Malts head up the aroma with a sweetness and slight hoppiness on the back end. Sweet caramel malts start out the taste with a thinly hopped ending and breadiness. I would have it again.
ross (2075) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Costco case box. Pours out a brownish color with a pale head on it it. Smell is pretty rich and malty, some caramel notes.. Taste is sweet and pretty fizzy. Lots of co2 in this one. Amber beers are not really my favorite thing, but I suppose this one does the trick. Probably one of the worst ones in the box of 4 different beers. Still, a no brainer at 16.99 a 24 pack.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - JUN 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown/Amber with an off white head. Aroma is fairly malty, lightly hoppy background, toasty, light caramel. Taste is lightly toasty, mild caramel with background hoppiness.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear deep amber color pour with a nice lasting and lacing head. Lots of roasted malt in the aroma, along with some light fruit and hops. Flavor is mostly malt, with a surprising amount of citrus hops on the finish. Not bad at all.
topherh (1911) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - MAR 20, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a brownish amber with an off white head. Aroma is caramel and nuts.
Flavor is similar with some light toasty notes and a hint of bitterness.
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light brown color with no head. Aroma has some caramel and biscuit sweetness and faint nutty bitterness. Flavor has some upfront hoppy bitterness and some mild caramel malts. Flavor fades fast.