Indy99 (7) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2001
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer alone makes moving to the Northwest completely worth it. It has a great balanced flavor, not too hoppy to overwhelm you. They donít bottle so they stay small and non-commercial. They basically brew out of a big, old garage. It isnít pretty but the brewers are so cool and the beer is amazing. Itís the best damn thing about Seattle!
ClarkVV (5704) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the African Lounge, 8/19/16.
Itís cool to see this still in existence! Iíd always wanted to try this back in the day, but somehow never did. This was quite a iconic beer and I can see why. Itís hazy, with a soft, malty-sweet yet well-attenuated texture that a lot of American beers back then didnít have. In addition, itís got tons of fruity, lightly juicy hops that place more emphasis on the aromatic and flavor compounds than they do the bitterness. As well, though itís amber in color, itís very different from the grainy, iced tea-flavored, monotonous malt creations that dominate the amber ale style. Almost like an unintentional precursor to the New Enlgand IPA and sure enough, though itís got nowhere near the hop character, itís not THAT far off from something like Bissell Bucolia, which is quite high praise, at least in my opinion.
Anyways, fun beer, good piece of history and glad to have finally tried it.
bulldogops (2040) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating #1937 - 2015.09.25 - #CraftTakesSeattle Day 2, Beer 37, Clear amber pour with a creamy white foam. Aroma is toffee, orange peel, wildflowers. Delicate sweetness, smooth creamy mouthfeel, low-medium carbonation, light bitterness. Balance is lovely.
tightslice (894) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Location: On tap at Hyatt House in Redmond, WA
Aroma: Earth, leaves, grainy / dusty malts
Taste: Dirty / earthy malts with a great grain build and the right amount of vegetal bitterness
Palate: Murky but crisp
Overall: A great balance of earthy, malty, bitter...one of the more unique / stylized but palatable Amber Ales
brucebruce81 (389) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 10, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was smooth and had a mahogany flavor. It was smooth and finished so well, did I say it was smooth? This was a very good beer.
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bartzluke (595) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz from tap at a lake-side bar. Flavorful and well balanced. An easy beer to drink a few of without getting tired lf the taste.
teamsale (156) - Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours a cloudy amber with a thin tan head, good lacing. Smells and tastes of nutty malt thatís a bit sweet with a superb mildly bitter finish. Lasting aftertaste.
sebastokrator (59) - - MAY 29, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark copper pour. Smells of caramel and bready malt. Taste follows the nose with just a hint of hops. A solid amber.
ads135 (4139) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 19, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty good Amber, especially since Iím not a big fan of the style. On the sweet side, pours...well...amber, and has a strangely acidic finish. Creamy mouthfeel.
jvhemert (377) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2016
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Balance of aroma not pleasant; quite a lot of fizz. But too sour to work with the sweetness.
steve51864 (2) - HONG KONG - APR 9, 2016 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A good friend of mine introduced me to this nectar more than a decade ago in Seattle, Washington. It defined for me what craft beer could be, and got me to realize that the watery lagers were just flavored water. Every time I transit in Seattle airport, I will make sure to meet with a friend to drive me to a nearby diner for this tap.