LIVEFAST (62) - Mount Misery, Valley Forge, - NOV 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz bottle poured into HFB stemware. Dark brown with red hues. Light tan head with sticky lacing. Nose is light citrus hops, and some sweet candied orange. Taste is fresh leafy hops, lots of resin, caramel, grapefruit and lemon, a bit of orange. Very well balanced. Another solid offering from Maine.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle: Pours a dark cloudy orange with a large rocky white head, aroma has oranges, lemons and grass, starts and ends bitter with a long spicy hop ending, medium bodied with playful carbonation. I’m not sure that I would call this an amber ale, but it is a tasty treat.
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cold, 16.9oz bottle: Pours a cloudy medium amber color with a huge, fluffy ivory head that leaves lacing. Aroma is of malt, fruit and wood, with notes of pine. Taste is of lightly roasted malts and resin, with some fruit and pine. Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Ending is distinctly minty.
blipp (5679) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Sweet and fruity hoppy aroma with a light toffee sweetness. The flavor has juicy sweet malts, sweet citric hops, and floral notes. Really good.
auerbrau (3126) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 21, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500mL Bottle, purchased at Brookline Liquors - Brookline, MA. How are these beer so perfect? God, this nose is great. It’s the perfect arrangement of American aroma and flavor hops. Resin, tropical, and mint. Flavors are so sharp, neat, and well-defined, perfectly clean and structured. Dry and fresh, with an impeccable balance of malt sugar and hop bitterness. A magically wonderful Amber Ale.
Slipstream (1932) - USA - NOV 20, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
#1400, and it was a good one! The label looks like it was printed out on somebody’s home computer. The aroma grabbed my attention - sweet, floral hops, bread, a little coffee. Dark pour with a thick, foamy head. Zoe tastes roasty, dry, and astringent with plenty of mocha-espresso flavor. Now (finally) here is an amber I really like (even if it is a touch dry for me). Mmm...veravera good.
sethbreaker (173) - New York, Greater London, USA - NOV 17, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really loving this beer at the moment. Such an amazing hop profile, Wonderful citrus hop aroma, balanced flavours , huge hop on the palette, perfectly balanced. I don’t know of a better tasting amber beer actually I’d go as far to say this is currently one of my favourites all round and I can’t wait for more beers from Maine Beer
Christian (10779) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
copper with a lasting off-white head. Fruity hops, some grapefruit and pine. Dry fruity flavour with grapefruit, pine and peach, a touch of bread crust and a bitter finish
finol (1975) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Good beer NYC.
Pours dark amber with a big yellowish head.
Hoppy aroma, citrusy taste with cookies.
pineypower (2402) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared thanks to InspectorBob. Pours out a very attractive amber color (go figure) with a decent white head. Aroma is of some light caramel, some fruity citrus hops and light toffee. Taste is much the same with a good balance of hops and sweetness with light bready notes in there. Nice easy drinking beer that drinks more like a 5% or so.