hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice amber body with a beige head that leaves a decent amount of lacing. Sweet aroma of caramel, brown sugar, and malt with just a touch of hoppiness. A bit thin on the palate and slightly oily. The flavor fairly mimics the aroma. Sweet and smooth. Caramel and corn. There’s a hint of citric hops in the back that doesn’t quite make an appearance. A very drinkable beer that doesn’t have a lot of personality.
tnkw01 (1535) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Ruby-copper color. Large, white head. Aroma and taste is like a pale ale with notes of grapefruit, pine and spruce.
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a tan head. Light grapefruit and light roasted malt aroma. Grapefruit and caramel flavor. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and caramel lingers with light pine and light darker malts.
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.
Savage_Night (243) - California, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark amber red with a small white head. Head retention is poor. AROMA: yeast esters, malt, caramel, slight saison note, slight peppercorn, bread, orange and herbs. TASTE: malt, caramel, slight saison funk, bread, orange, slight hop bitterness, yeast, slight peppercorn, light herbs and very light citrus. I might be tasting one past its prime seeing how it’s 5/192015 and the brews was bottled nearly7 months ago on 10/31/2014. Will need to review with a fresher sample.
maekchu (2905) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Sake Taniguchi (World Beer Market). Good roast malt nose, fruity and spicy hop. Orange/amber color, thin spotty head. Solid caramel initial, rich and tasty, moderate raost malt, light bitterness, and a gentle sweet finish. Thin body, a touch watery. Well-balanced overall. Small but distinct fruity sweetness and hop bitterness.
lello4ever (330) - ITALY - APR 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Birrificio californiano Lost Coast, una birra ambrata con una nota di frutta davvero interessante. Il caramello del malto predomina ma non eccede, la cosa più buona sono gli aromi e sapori di frutta, mi hanno ricordato la prugna secca. Leggera e molto gradevole da bere.
BobyFischer (183) - FRANCE - MAR 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ambre parfait, reflets rouges orangés, mousse fine à petit col collant.Arômes de céréales rôties, ambrées, fermentation, caramel, houblons "à l’anglaise".On retrouve la même palette en bouche.Pas mal.
TBone (14782) - 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 (1346) - 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 (227) - 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