garrettnjay (14) - - JUL 3, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Surprised by the low ratings. This beer is well balanced with great flavor, solid on the nose, with a pleasant mouthfeel. This beer would pair with a number of lunch menu items: brats, veggie burgers, or just a good old American cheeseburger. The hotter it gets outside, the better it tastes. Balanced and not over-filling, so be ready to open up a second one. Another great value at a reasonable price-point from Lost Coast.
Savage_Night (116) - California, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark amber red with a small white head. Head retention is poor. AROMA: yeast esters, malt, caramel, slight saison note, slight peppercorn, bread, orange and herbs. TASTE: malt, caramel, slight saison funk, bread, orange, slight hop bitterness, yeast, slight peppercorn, light herbs and very light citrus. I might be tasting one past its prime seeing how it’s 5/192015 and the brews was bottled nearly7 months ago on 10/31/2014. Will need to review with a fresher sample.
maekchu (2733) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Sake Taniguchi (World Beer Market). Good roast malt nose, fruity and spicy hop. Orange/amber color, thin spotty head. Solid caramel initial, rich and tasty, moderate raost malt, light bitterness, and a gentle sweet finish. Thin body, a touch watery. Well-balanced overall. Small but distinct fruity sweetness and hop bitterness.
lello4ever (249) - ITALY - APR 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Birrificio californiano Lost Coast, una birra ambrata con una nota di frutta davvero interessante. Il caramello del malto predomina ma non eccede, la cosa più buona sono gli aromi e sapori di frutta, mi hanno ricordato la prugna secca. Leggera e molto gradevole da bere.
BobyFischer (145) - FRANCE - MAR 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ambre parfait, reflets rouges orangés, mousse fine à petit col collant.Arômes de céréales rôties, ambrées, fermentation, caramel, houblons "à l’anglaise".On retrouve la même palette en bouche.Pas mal.
TBone (14175) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at San Juan. Clear copper color, steady off-white head. Bready and Earthy aroma. Light to medium-bodied. Bready, slightly fruity, caramelly. Finish has touch of citrus and alcohol. Probably needs to be more fresh.
jmohno (1262) - Iowa, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark orange light red color, short head. sweet nutty light toast aroma. caramel with a bit of estery yeast or slight hops.Taste is caramel, nutty, toast, some citrus yeast/ light bready. Dry finish with a caramel flavor. long time since I had an amber. Fairly average.
Andrus86 (187) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
BOTTLE. Cloudy copper colour with off white head. Sweet toffee apple on the nose. Sweet malts up front rolling into a sweet sticky toffee finish.
Source Cape Cellars
stevoj (2880) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is one top notch and tasty brew. Dark copper color, a small skin of head, streaky lacing. Caramel, malt with a light hop accent. Mildly sweet with a hint of stinging bitterness. Really, really enjoyable.
DrSilverworm (8548) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
4oz on tap at Ei8ht Ball a few weeks ago. Mostly hazy amber orange color. Thin off-white head, leaving good thicker sheets of lace. Medium-plus body. Smooth, kind of crisp, light carbonation. Kind of slick texture. Caramel, and toasty malt, light earthy hop. Good bit of piney hop (simcoe?). Moderate-plus sweet taste, light to moderate bitter. A solid, maltier amber ale, but not too sweet. Balanced.