GranvilleTim (1206) - Granville, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light golden brown pour with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel and hops. Taste is sweet caramel, biscuits and hops. Some lacing.
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap at tap house in seattle, mild amber, orange color with a semi sweet aroma and a clingy mouthfeel. decent but not memorable.
brenn79 (1198) - Idaho, USA - NOV 20, 2009
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz bottle- Pours deep golden with a nice head and decent lacing, aroma is of malt and I can already tell iím not going to like this too much. Flavor is malty with an underlying bitterness, every time I try another one of these things (amber ales) I am reminded why I dont care for them. If it wasnít for the appearance it wouldnít have any redeeming qualities
ROGUE (1566) - Newark, Delaware, USA - NOV 5, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a deep reddish gold color with a thick foamy white head. Aroma is sweet malts and lightly toasted grains with faint hops. Sweet malts dominate the flavor up front with bitter notes of oily hops and citrus. The mouthfeel is light to medium and is quite smooth.
Barreras (608) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - NOV 4, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear brown color with minimal tan foam. Aroma of sweet caramel and slight fruity hops. Tastes a little bitter for an amber ale. The beer got better as I drank it but overall I wasnít too impressed. An okay amber ale with nothing special about it.
poisoneddwarf (1307) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Smells...hoppy. A little strange for an amber. I was expecting a more malty aroma. Also smells of citrus. Pours deep copper with a decent head, decent lacing. Tasting: more like a pale (in the Sierra Nevada tradition) than any amber Iíve had. The hops clearly overpower the malt. I like hops more than malt, but given that this is labelled as an amber, I think itís a bit...confused. Maybe it should just come out of the closet and admit that itís a pale.
Papsoe (25131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Clear, pale amber with a small off-white head. Lightly sweet malty nose with a whiff of perfumy hops. Medium-bodied, roasted malt and caramel accents before a dry and lightly hoppy finish. 250709
ditmier (1509) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 1, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009 Bottle - Pours clear brown with a small tan head...aroma is biscuity malt and a bit of grain, some hops as well...flavour is similar, decently bitter, with a little nut and some grain as well...hard to make a passable amber, this was decent, still probably wonít buy again just because the style isnít great...Iíll know a great amber when I feel like drinking it more than once...
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent for an amber, but otherwise weak and boring. Lots of caramel malts with a little balance from faint hops. Lightly sweet, but not too much. Needs something else to be good at all. A little watery and thin. Not terrible, fairly drinkable.
badlizard (5156) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Simple clean sweet malt aroma. Fairly well balanced taste with evident hop bitterness and a clean finish.