foyle (395) - Wyoming, USA - SEP 2, 2013
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Appearance: pours with a 1" off white sudsy heads that recedes quickly. Faint lacing only. Color is a slightly cloudy amber with small amount of carbonation streaming.
Aroma: sweet barley malt syrup, toasted wheat bread, some earthy hop spice as well.
Mouthfeel: light and watery with a dry finish.
Flavor: mild flavor, I expected more in the taste based on the aroma. Bland is the best way I can describe the flavor. There is not much of the expected caramel sweetness from an amber ale. Hard to find something good to say about this one.
George999 (410) - Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle, the pour is clear and a perfect amber color with thin white head that dissipates to nothing. The aroma is caramel light hops. The taste is caramel in light to medium roast malts. This is a very drinkable amber ale with a great caramel sweetness throughout the beer. The mouthfeel is medium and smooth.
stevoj (4022) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 22, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Boise Fry Company. Lots of lively carbonation, negligible head. Medium amber body highlights the malts, mildly sweet throughout. Kind of sticky finish. Solid amber.
Strykzone (6760) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. A bright amber beer that has a one finger of gold tinted foam atop. Not very much in the aroma. A little yeast and fruit. The flavors brings that plus that amber maltiness. A little caramel. Light bitterness. Everything is soft in the flavor.
hayduke (4948) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Pours amber with and off white head. Nose of caramel malts and light fruit. Medium body and a smooth, almost soft mouth feel. Basically malts, with some light fruit and nuts, and a little earthiness in the finish. Easy drinking and full of flavor. Not complicated but still enjoyable.
bartzluke (598) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz pour from chilled bottle into shaker pint. Pours a rich amber, clear, with lots of carbonation and a fizzy white head. Malty, biscuity, yeasty nose. Medium creamy body. Bready, biscuity, and a little buttery. A little sweet and rich. Otherwise light and drinkable. A good amber ale.
Brandon1989 (502) - Euless, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy Amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma is malts and breadiness. The taste is more of the same.
Darkmagus82 (2271) - - DEC 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a clear slightly red tinted amber color with a small head of pure white foam. The head has a very light level of retention, fading quickly to leave a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is an odd mix of sweet and somewhat gristy wheaty smells. The sweet is of a more caramel nature with the wheaty smells having hints of a more hay-like nature mixed within. A little bit of fruity peach and apricot smell as there as well as well as a little bit of a spent grain smell. Overall, not really an all that pleasant mix of smells.
Taste – The taste begins with a mix of a sweeter fruit and caramel taste along with a little bit of light roasted malt and bready flavor. The sweeter fruit flavors are a mix of cherry and plum, but these are light in comparison to the caramel. As the taste moves forward, the caramel grows more intense and is joined by a more buttery toffee flavor at the expense of the fruit. A little bit of a more woody and slightly gristy spent grain flavor come to the tongue at the end, leaving a rather oddly sweet, woody, and slightly stale grainy taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side for a brew of 5.5 % abv with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. A decent feel for the odd mix of flavors, but nothing too special.
Overall – Nothing too great here in my opinion. A little to gristy and stale tasting with a rather odd mix of flavors. It lacks balance, so not really one I would want to go to again.
bytemesis (6962) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 30, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Pours clear amber, beige head, decent lacing. Aroma is faintcaramel. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, a bit metallic. Medium body. Meh
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - SEP 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reddish/brown pour with a light brown fading head. Slight hop/grassy aroma. Slight pilsner finish on this amber, but its tasty and goes down easy.
Itsbeerbetch (3) - Alabama, USA - SEP 11, 2014 does not count
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
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