TBone (13358) - 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 (1183) - 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 (115) - 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 (2533) - 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 (7773) - 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.
BucannonXC5 (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Pint mug
From: Albertsons in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $1.67 ($9.99 for a mix 6-pack)
Purchased: Jan. 2, 2015
Consumed: Jan. 3, 2015
Poured a caramel, orange, hazy color with two fingers of khaki-tan, frothy head. Pretty serene, albeit hazy underneath the head. Minimal wet lacing on the sides of the glass. Poor retention. (Sight - 3.50)
Smelled a pleasant whiff of caramel, toffee, floral hops, unknown spicy notes, faint chocolate, sweetened iced team, lemon zest, herbal hops, plum juice and some overall roastiness. (Smell - 4.00)
Tasted not quite as good as the nose, but good for an amber. Earthy rye hops, sweetened iced tea, roasty caramel, toffee, herbal hops, sugary floral notes, honey, light menthol and faint spicy Mexican chocolate. (Taste - 3.88)
Medium body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt finish. (Feel - 3.63)
This is a very good representative of an American Amber. Would have it again for sure. (Overall - 3.75)
3.83 86 B+
GoufCustom (944) - HONG KONG - DEC 12, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle bought at CitySuper in New Town Plaza, Shatin.
Looks: Clear deep amber colour with no yeast sediments; Razor-thin head and off-white foam which fades in 20 seconds; Excellent sticky lacing with near zero carbonation.
Aroma: Fragrant and sweet amber malt, with very strong caramel, moderate roastyness, strong plums, dark fruits, toffee, strong molasses, grapefruit, pine, spices, yeast, lemon and light grass.
Taste: Medium sweet rich Ale malt, with quite strong roastyness, strong caramel, sticky toffee, strong molasses notes, light grapefruit, light pine, strong earth, yeast, light biscuits, lemon, moderate bitter hops and strong grass.
Body: Mid to full body. Slick and thick palate.
Mouth Feel: Wholesome roasted amber malt makes the call here, quite rich but without being oily. Very strong caramel and quite sticky toffee throughout, not so sweet molasses blended well with right amount of piney earthy hops. What a joy!
Hoppiness: Moderate pine, spice, lemon and grass in nose. Light grapefruit, light pine, strong earth, lemon and strong grass in taste. Bitterness is apparent but moderate for a lasting, mid-astringent grassy finish.
After Taste: Quite dry; Malty piney and fairly bitter to mouth.
Comments: A nicely-made Amber with just about everything in the right place - full maltyness, good roast, rich caramel and toffee characters, and moderate but yummy citrus and earthy hoppiness. So enjoyable to spend a Friday evening. A resounding Yes!
CacheManyHose (309) - HONG KONG - DEC 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear honey-orange with a very creamy off-white head. Lots of foamy legs. Smells of strong honey caramel malt, some light tangerine and nut and grassiness. Taste is quite thin: medium bitterness and a bit of spiced malt. Body is medium-to-thick, oily, gentle carbonation. Taste dissipates quickly. Not very exciting but drinkable and inoffensive.
SoberDave (169) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice strong spicy, hoppy aroma. Smoky, ginger, spice and a nice smooth mouthfeel with a solid bite. Good quality beverage.
slowrunner77 (6333) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"better than i remember. still not among the best ambers, but it has it’s place. maltier than i remembered as well, but with a nice bitter hop finish. pretty good."