Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I wouldnít call this an amber particularly. I thought it more of a pale. It reminded me a lot to North Coastís Red Seal Ale. The two are strikingly similar. Smooth, creamy, with a nice bitter finish. Not a lot of malt at the start, but there is some. Pretty good brew all around.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not really amber in color - itís more like a caramel chew. Nice, rich off-white head sitting on top. Plenty of malts up front -toffee, caramel, slightly toasty. Nice hop astringent twang in the middle and finish. Aroma is light citric hops below toffeeish malt aromas. Not bad at all.
rich42 (128) - USA - AUG 3, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
average amber all around. a bit on the hoppy side. nothing to write home about.
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thereís a little hoppiness that lingers on your tongue. Otherwise, very tame and uneventful. Not what I expected from an íAmberí.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAR 12, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2003 Smooth and chocolaty, surprisingly full bodied and full flavored for the style. Rounds out with a mild citric bitterness that just fades into a soft chocolaty aftertaste. Reminds me very much of an English bitter.
argo0 (10338) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasting Notes From Fall 2000: Not what I think of for Amber. Mild sweetness tempered by nice hop finish.
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - DEC 18, 2001
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a really nice drink. Iíve enjoyed this beer for some 6 years and never get tired of the taste, itís a keeper.
21iceman40 (1732) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2001
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2003 It did kind of go in stages. It went from an ass like first taste, to a very fine brew. I love the cat on the label and the beer was just about as good.
Gusler (2654) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 22, 2000
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2004 The beer after it abandons the 22 ounce brown bottle for my mug a slightly beclouded orange-amber color, the head is smallish, frothy and a very light tan in color, the lace forms a fairly tight skirt upon the glass. Nose is sweet malt, fresh and pleasant, the start is damn close to being cloying, nice malt presence and the top middling in its feel to the palate. Finish is dispassionately acidic, the hops garden-variety, the aftertaste quite dry and long lasting, a drinkable beer, but almost too sweet for me.