iamqueensblvd (247) - , Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
nutty maltiness on the nose. amber pour (Imagine that) with a fair amout of off white head. Sweet raisins and plums with maltiness. Very good mouthfeel. nice palate.
garrettnjay (20) - - 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.
herbsmoker99 (11) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 26, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
nice, smooth beer but a bit weak. very enjoyable beer
JamesCrosson (36) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Definitely honey in this brew. Maybe some strawberry’s or peach’s, something sweet that I can’t put my finger on. I enjoyed this brew. Not the best head, but a nice color, good color and a refreshing albeit sweet taste.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a solid, crystal-clear amber ale with a lumpy off-white head. The aroma is of piney hops, malt, biscuits and hay. The flavor is of medicinal, complicated hops, sweet, smooth malt. It’s dry, almost sour and well-bittered. Nice West Coast Amber!
brewbattles (40) - - JAN 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
We did a blind taste test between this beer and 4 other amber ales to objectively determine which one was best. The beers were Full Sail Amber, Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale, New Belgium Fat Tire, Lost Coast Alleycat, and Alaskan Amber. You can watch the video here to see who won:
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice honey color wiith a small off-white head; pleasantly sweet with hints of fruit and honey and a nice bitterness in the finish - I agree with Gromit - very complex taste for this style
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich amber color with a medium sized offwhite head. Smell is of light sweet malt, and some hops slowly show as it warms up. Taste is nice and sweet and malty, with creamy flavors of caramel with a faint hop bitterness that grows a bit. I really like this amber and wish I could get it here. Just what I want an amber to be.
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - MAR 24, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2008 This is really nice and tasty. It’s a fairly deep amber, very bubbly, with a medium light tan, bubbly head that steadily dissipates to a thinlasting top and leaves a little lace. The aroma is slightly earthy, caramelly malt with grain, bread, citrus (grapefruit plus others), and a hint of pine. The taste is earthy, caramel, citrus with a light grapefruit dominance, grain, spices, pine, and herbs, plus a noticeable alcoholic quality but one that is smooth and adds to the enjoyment. It has good body and well-rounded flavours with pretty good complexity. It has noticeable qualities of a German pilsner added to the usual "amber ale" elements, American ale quality, and even a hint of English bitter. It’s really very good.
william146 (80) - Winterville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
"Full-flavored amber ale made with roasted caramel malt and spicy German and American hops."
Purchased at The Fresh Market, Greenville, NC
Perfect bubbles, wonderfully thick head and rich color on pour. Rich, roasty scent. Smooth but bold taste - surprisingly awesome.