Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2002
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I admit that I donít like the ambers--I think theyíre beers that just donít have the guts to pick a style. Macís is poster child for this middle ground--nothing to offend. Itís got a nice malt character, but not too much, a nice Cascade palate, but a light one, a nice clean palate, but not much body. It seems to be brewed for the Budweiser crossover drinker and, surprise, surprise, it doesnít have much character.
Popoff91 (82) - 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 (296) - , 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 (5405) - 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 (9912) - 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 (1808) - 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 (9606) - 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 (4468) - 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.
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber at home. Pours an amber-gold clear beer with a little haze, no big deal. The head is finger-width, off-white, pillowy, and persistent. The aroma is cereal malts and slight toast with bready sourness. Once you dive into this head you get mostly roasty malts with slight sweetness, quickly overpowered by the cascade hops, which round out the taste with classic bitterness. Pleasant overall, but I like my ambers just a little less hoppy.
vulcanmeister (240) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours from 12 ounce bottle. Clear amber with large white head. Aromas was biscutiy, floral hops,and floral. Flavor malty, pine, slight bitterness. Medium body and light carbonation. Sweet malty finish. Nicely hoppy amber ale.