JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the brewpub on 8/5/10. Clear amber pour with a medium beige head. Malty character that’s not quite caramel with grassy and citrusy cascade hops. Malty flavor with some citrus hints and a thin, bitter cascade finish.
omhper (18765) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stovkholm. Hazy copper colour, minimal head. Perfumy pear aroma with roasty crystal malt behind. Dryish with clean, crisp mouthfeel and fairly light body. Mildly salty with fresh perfumy peschy hops, slight notes of paper. Growing pleasant late bitterness. It was real nice to re-visit this beer. If I remember correctly it was one of the first American microbrews I tasted, sometimes in the mid-90s, at which time I did not keep descriptive reviews, just numbers.
unclemattie (4001) - Georgia, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Short 12oz bottle. Solid copper color, thick creamy head. Aroma of sweet malt, some light spicy rye, loads of caramel. Flavor is a bunch of caramel malt. Lightly carbonated. smooth and creamy . finishes sweet, with the slightest bit of hop. This beer helped me remember why I love Amber Ales so much.
BeerFanDan17 (954) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very good amber both is color and flavor. Smooth hopiness and honey sweetness.
beernovice39 (3076) - Montana, USA - JUL 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled pours a hazy amber beer with an off white head. Scent is sweet malts and some caramel. Taste is sweet malts with some hops.
Fratto (2510) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Cavie. Amber pour with a small off-white head. Aroma is roasted nuts, brown sugar, and bread. Taste is very bready, a little vegetation, roasted, and nutty.
Cavie (3637) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Mary’s. Clouded amber orange color. Bubbly white color. Aroma of red malts and earthy hops. A bit spicy, but only a bit. Taste is a little dry with some easy malts and hops. Fairly easy going but has a bit of a undesirable finish. All in all not bad.
ExpendableHero (723) - Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cloudy amber colored beer with a minimal off-white head. Slight hoppy aromas mixed with a bit of caramel. Nice lacing effect on glass. Tastes of caramel, grains, and bitter hops. Much hoppier than I expected with a bitter finish. Thick mouth feel, a decent beer.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 10, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Pi Bar in San Francisco. I expected a good amber ale and got one slightly on the crappier side of average.
Pours amber (what a surprise!) with a one-finger white head. Standard appearance for the style.
Aroma is fairly faint and citrusy - blood orange to be exact - with a little caramel malt.
Flavor is not too assertive caramel malt with a large citrus presence. Blood orange and a little grapefruit. Some black tea comes out as the beer warms a bit.
Palate is fairly bland and somewhat astringent. Medium-light body.
Overall, I did not like this beer much, and not only because it wasn’t over 10% ABV or -bal aged. It just wasn’t a very good amber ale. I didn’t finish the glass because I had to drive and didn’t want to waste my sobriety on this when Supplication, Death & Taxes, and Blind Pig were on tap.
GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber with frothy beige head and some lacing. Malt and hop aroma. Nice balance in the taste between malt and hops. Smooth with medium finish. Overall a very nice amber ale.