RateBeer
overall
81
94
style

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This hoppy sweet amber was the original ale brewed at the first Lagunitas brewery in West Marin. The original, actually, was a fair example of 'Odious Ale-ism'. Sometimes it was wonderful, sometimes it took the enamel off your teeth. Well, we are better brewers now, and it has become a tasty Cal State Fair award winner!


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grezinsky (3) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2011 does not count
A nice copper colored brew. A nice smooth flavor alot of hops and malt with a bitter aftertaste. Not alot of carbonation but the taste keeps it fresh. Overall a good solid beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2008 Draught at Alioto’s, San Francisco (as Alioto’s Private Ale). Amber colour, clear, small head. Perfumy and lightly roasty. Light bodied with clean mouthfeel. Medium bitterness. A drinkable and well balanced beer, perhaps with overly simple malt character.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Solid pour here lighter amber, copper in colour. small head, almost seemingly no carb. Bites though. Nice smooth hop intro and bitter backdraft. Roasted malts take a reverse effect to the Imperial red and end out a well rounded brew.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
waolsen (1353) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2007
bottle. dark pour with thin head. fruity, sweet malts, carmel, sugar in aroma. aroma is off. light and watery with roasted malt flavor, nutty, toffee.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 08/26/2000
Mode: Bottle
Source: Norm’s, DC

dark amber, thin white head, malty aroma with floral hops, rich well balanced malt flavor, lots of qood hop character, touch of sweet carmel malt, lingering bitterness, very well made amber

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Score: **4
-------- /> The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (2588) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - DEC 5, 2006
Bottle: Amber color is perfect with a fluffy tanned head and solid lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, sweetness, and hops. Taste is a rich maltiness, caramel, brown sugars, even a little fruitiness, and some light hops. Not overly hopped, thats for sure, but very solid flavor throughout. I was pleasantly impressed with this amber ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3317) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 27, 2006
Bottle. Color, amber of course. Head small and whie. Nose is light malts, with just a hint of hops. Mouthfeel clean and crisp. Flavor is carmel and fruit and malts. Finish is dry. Amber is not my personal favorite but this one is a littel above average.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2006
Bottle drank at the Brickskeller during RBSG 06 DC Weekend Pellucid amber, caramel, light head and lacing. Nose of light caramel, semi-sweet, missing hps. The flavor is average. Light brown sugar and a bit of maple. The finish is average, balanced is a better word.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2006
(06.11.06) 12 oz brown bottle from Beeronthewall.com. Poured clear dark brown with small white head. Soft carbonation. Fruity caramel aroma. Medium bodied ale that starts dry with caramel/fruity flavors. Finished dry with light hop bitterness. Well-balanced but with a slight edge toward hop bitterness, this is an excellent drinkable amber ale.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2006
Did this get repackaged as a "copper" ale. Perhaps that is what I had in a glass. Not much going on-- bland, not much hops, uninspired. Too sweet.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 5 6


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50