alogan97 (71) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light aroma, not distinctive. Cloudy brown appearance. Watery hops taste, but goes does easy.
mcberko (14360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Portland Brewing, pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out dry bready malt and very light restrained hopping. Flavour is identical, very clean and easy-drinking, but uninspiring. Bready malt, a touch of caramel and light hop resins. Decently made.
chinchill (4267) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle in Oregon.
Deep amber colored body with an excellent head.
More hops than malts in both the aroma and the flavor. Mildly bitter.
Fruity hops with a faint bready background.
Popoff91 (94) - Oregon, USA - APR 1, 2016
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
22-ounce bottle poured into a pilsner glass. This particular bottle was listed as Portland Brewing MacTarnahanís Amber Ale, with the Portland Brewing standing out much more than the rest of it.
donandres (355) - , Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap to glass at the brewery in Seattle
Appearance: amber dark orange, minimal head, some lacing
Taste: Bitter, Sweet, nice initial taste, but can improve on the follow through
Mouth feel: A bit carbonated
Overall: Good beer for light drinking
Drank: February 22, 2016
altonbrownd (5629) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Portland supermarket. Nice golden body with slight head. Nose is malty, toasty, Flavour also malts, aand caramel and sweet. Nice bitter finish.
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Pours a clear amber with a creamy tab head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces. Aroma has notes of straw and hay with a bit of sweet grain underlying. Flavor has lots of straw with a bit of hay and a hint of grains backing.
CVBis007 (54) - Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured out of a 22oz bottle a slightly hazy copper with a light head. The aroma is light, sweet and fruity. The low bitterness adds some weight on your tongue, and I swear I taste apricots. Too mellow for my tastes, but a better than average amber.
Sarlacc83 (1932) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A: Cloudy amber color with an off-white head. Lacing.
N: Biscuit, earth, pine, peppercorn, cracker, damp leaves. Hint of grapefruit.
T: Heartily bitter. Some sweetness. Surprisingly hearty.
M: Creamy, medium body. Light carbonation. No alcohol burn.
O: Surprisingly bitter amber ale. Not too shabby if not totally complex.
slowrunner77 (10098) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"pleasant enough, fresh and refreshing. itís not among the best, but itís not something iím ashamed to order. nice malty backbone with a nice floral hop balance."
superspak (4666) - Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 6/21/2013. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, caramel, toffee, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus hops and dark/bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, caramel, toasted biscuit, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Light floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, caramel, toasted biscuit, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance and solid robustness of citrus hops and dark/bready malt; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a smooth, crisp, and fairly thin mouthfeel that is okay. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a pretty solid amber ale. Well balanced citrus hop and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. Could use some more flavor and body, but pretty enjoyable otherwise.