krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
giraffe dun color. the head waves hello and au revoir in pretty much the same gesture. caramel apricot aroma, rich but not perfumy, hop and malt seem balanced. sweet and caramel grassy flavor starts but deftly passes the baton to the hop bitterness mid swallow. middle of the road body and effervescence. respectable beverage.
greystreet80 (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It is a well rounded Amber Ale, the finish could be a little nicer. The aroma is very malty, almost a little too malty. It looks beautiful though and the taste is pretty good. A tiny bit on the bitter side, but I would definately try this one again.
HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice amber ale, strong carmel sweetness and nice hop flavor w/ low bitterness
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not the best amber on the market, but a solid buy. The aroma is a little odd, but the taste is better than average. A winner.
blueyedbeerguy99 (12) - Wallace, Idaho, USA - APR 6, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big taste makes this Amber a good choice.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber in color, beige head and average lace. Nice nose, malt and a tad citrus. Sweet malt start, medium top, nice hop finish, dry, acidic, moderate carbonation, a great ’Session’ beer.
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is Mac’s main offering, and its so mass produced now its lost some of it original quality. Still very drinkable on a hot day if you want something not so heavy.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2003 Very clear amber with a medium head. Good hop balance; almost tastes like it was dry hopped while in secondary fermentation. Slightly complex aftertaste - the malt is quite apparent on the burp. A good, not great amber from Mac.
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - MAR 14, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It has a wine taste, sweet grapes. Too sweet for my taste. Very thin. I certainly didn’t catch all the hops it boasts, unless they are the cause for the over sweetness.
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice amber. Light, caramel taste up front with a light hop taste on the end. Refreshing.