BBB63 (6368) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber hue than pours to a large off-white creamy head and excellent lacing. Nose of toasted malts, apple, grapes, cotton candy, and wood. Sticky malty taste and feel initially with a slightly acidic/sour finish. Not much hops in this one. A very average brew, standard for this style. Malty and coy. Great looks is it's best quality.
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy brownish amber with moderate off-white head. Aroma is lightly caramelly with cidery highlights. Flavor is quite light, balanced between the caramel malts and slightly spicy hop profile. Although balance is adequate, the flavors are muted, leaving one wanting for a bit more. Body is similarly on the light side. Very drinkable, and probably many who like a light-countenanced ale will like this; this was a little too tame all-around for my satisfaction.
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color with fairly large head.Light fruity aroma.A hint of hops in the taste but could have a little more. Dry finish.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not very exciting, kind of bland in my opinion. Clear amber with nice head but poor retention. Aroma is light, cascade and sweet malt but Mbodied with very slight if any bitterness. Flavor is pretty basic and similar to a Sam Adams Ale or a Petes Wicked Ale. I liked their Brown Ale much better and their Stout is also pretty decent.
Suttree (5379) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 22, 2003
2.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown - call it amber if you want - no aroma to speak of, colaish carbonation flavors of grain, ginger and then a citrusy dry finish.
PorterPounder (5952) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2003 Best I have had from Lost Coast thus far. Odd, malty, fruity aroma with a slight underlying hoppiness to it. Light copper color appearance - slight head with a little bit of lacing. Flavor - first impression was of mint, believe it or not - Made its way to a nice mellow fruitiness. Overall, a very good amber ale - probably my highest rating of one so far.
Aurelius (4570) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An interesting beer. Good caramel and quality malt aroma. Fun Picasso-esque cat label. Ding for the screwoff. Lightly sweet, a little acidic, nutty. Better as it warms. Sweet and a little tannic in the finish. One of the better ambers that I've had recently.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Alas, there had to be at least one offering from Lost Coast that wasn't something special. Amber ales tend to have a tad more personality than Pales, and the Lost Coast pale was interesting enough so I though this one would be equally if not more interesting, but the Aley Cat was all in all "FatTire-esque." Caramelly, a bit grainy, but straight as an arrow, totally predictable, like the kids D.A.R.E. actually succeeded in affecting.
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Toasty malt aroma with a moderate tan head and deep ruby color. The sample tasted had the paper flavor of oxidation but the base beer was smooth with pleasant caramel notes and supporting hop bitterness for a very complex, drinkable beer.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A cloudy brownish-orange color. An off white almost yellow tinged frothy head that quickly diminished. The aroma is of citrus and also Elmers glue...a hint of hops. The flavor is a little hoppy with an orange citrus flavor. Not a whole lot of carbonation and a little thin.