illidurit (1999) - 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 (1988) - 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.
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 (1905) - 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.
Ferris (1865) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle - Overall a dissapointing beer that is only barely better than the huge macro’s. I would have expected some malt profile, but very tasteless. Not really worth the work to describe and I would just avoid.
puboflyons (1821) - 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.
markas101 (1779) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada. Light mahogany colour. Metallic soapy aroma. Sweet caramel flavour, herbal hops with a slight breadiness. Finishes with a mint hoppiness.
Arayaga2 (1746) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Standard brown in every way from appearance to aroma and taste, right down to a slightly cloying caramel finish. It exists somewhere between craft and commodity beer.
gsmitty80 (1736) - Washington DC, USA - APR 27, 2011
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this beer at a edding for my friends and thought it was nice for an amber ale with this amount of alcohol. Good malty flavor that had a nice body.