Kabonski (40) - - MAR 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma of this beer alone is reason to try it. The color is perfect and the texture is amazing. I truly enjoyed drinking this beer and will certainly be having more. I imagine this beer to be a perfect match with a camp fire or some grilled steak.
UDBeernut (2520) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another bottle from spence. Pours brown amber capped by a beige head. Nose of citrus and nut. Ample bitterness keeps on an even keel, citrus and resin on the finish. Body is medium.
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Intense floral grapefruit hop aroma starts things out. This beer is a murky reddish brown, about as dark as an amber ale can go. It has nice fluffy tan head. Full strength bitterness dances above a subtle malty cake. Weighty body, yet smooth in spite of its tense bitterness. The increasingly popular term Imperial Amber comes to mind. Semantics aside, this is the world’s best Amber ale according to RB, and not a fluke with almost 300 ratings so far. I enjoyed other beers from the MBC and recommend it to any hop head.
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a brownish with nice red in light. Pretty large head. Smells great of pine citrus bread rye caramel. Tastes same. Nice bite and semi dry. Great beer.
AskForJenny (1062) - Ontario, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice color, but I give the edge to Peeper. There’s a fullness that not there. Pleasant
canary dog (727) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark grey, copperish color. Nice big head, as with their other brews. A vinous chocolate nose and chocolate malts are tastefully done. Hops are subdued and balanced very well with high quality malts. And the typical super smooth and clean finish you expect from this brewery. Not my favorite type of beer but excellent, nonetheless.
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz bottled December 23, 2012. Served at around 40-45F.
Pours very dark brown with strong red highlights, quite dark for an Amber Ale. Two fingers of beige head that leaves nice drippy spotty lacing and recedes to a small cap.
Aroma is pine and citrus hops, strong malt presence of caramel, dates, dark fruit, dark toasted bread, some chocolate. Very good strength.
Flavor starts with big hops, mostly citrus and pine, moves toward the malt with rich caramel, dates, cherries, chocolate, toasted bread, mild to moderate sweetness, good to strong bitterness, mild alcohol. Really tasty, big and bold flavor.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, somewhat sticky, good carbonation.
Kind of having a hoppy Amber Ale shootout...had Nugget Nectar last night for the first time and I gotta say I definitely prefer Zoe. I find this to not only be more hoppy, but also has a more robust malt backbone as well. Just a bigger and bolder beer all around. Fantastic stuff.
vtafro (6057) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark amber pour with creamy beige head. Flavor is normal amber with a touch of spice hoppiness. Aroma is light almost stale hops.
MacBoost (1708) - Penfield, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Jesus. Is this really an amber ale? Fucken hell. This beer has the perfect combination of bitter and juicy sweet hops. So nicely sweet on the tip of the tounge, yet bracingly bitter on the finish. Cloudy. Dry. Awesome.
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
man, if all amber ales were like this...light roast, hazelnut, and a crapload of hops all over it. It’s big bitter, piney, dry finish. Really well balanced while being super hoppy. Tasty stuff.