aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Almost a brown ale. more rasted amlt than crytal malt body. some caramel and toffee notes nice balance very clean and good hopping.
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12 oz bottle: Steele Bear in Petaluma, CA) Amber Ale?? This is the darkest amber ale I think I’ve ever seen, ruddy brown in color, with lots of flaky sediment suspended in the beer. But for all that color, this is only slightly more flavorful than the average amber, though it is a pleasant tasting beer. The flavor is balanced toward the malty end, being bready and toasty, but the hops bitterness is mild to moderate. Medium bodied with a nice full mouthfeel. Sweet, bready nose is pleasant, but only moderately aromatic. The head is light tan in color and pours to a decent size, but fairly quickly fades to a thin film with a thick rim around the glass. Some patchy lacing is left on the glass. Pretty nice, overall.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - NOV 17, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with no head. It’s just kindda there- not much really to say about it. Slightly syrupy mounthfeel.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Glorious reddish amber in color with a nice head and no lacing. Aroma of caramel malt and sweet apples. Sweet caramel flavor with a slight zing of spiciness - like cinnamon in an apple pie. Very bubbly on the tongue and sweet in flavor. A nice beer altogether. Thanks to Flipbrewer.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber ale? Pours a deep reddish/copper with a beige head. Aroma is somewhat sweet, somewhat spicy. Appealing. Good carbonation, smooth feel. Flavor is sweet and spicy and refreshing. A good drink.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark sinewy amber. Minimal concentric head. Aroma of buckwheat pancake and maple syrup. Buttery, hints of lime and walnuts. Quite prominent charred bitterness framed by slippery rich malt body. Finishes a bit thin.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber in color. Smells of chocolate caramel and earth. Well balanced but watered down malt and hop flavor. A bit too thin bodied.
labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fairly average amber if you ask me. Dark red/brown colr. Fairly pronounced hop flavor with absolutely no head.
TheBeerGod (5685) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a ruby-bronze. Small tna head. Nose is malt and hops.The hop character seems to be a peg or two above the hops. Very nice blend of the hops and malt. Some lighter chocolate notes in there as well. The body is a little thin and it finishes sort of watery. This is a good session beer though.
haddon90 (1575) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JUL 22, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice pour! Amber color but the head didn't linger around too much. Good smooth taste with some hops and malt. Another good Lagunitas brew.