rondphoto (2084) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ Party Source / Bellvue KY - Nearly clear dark amber with a lively head that stays at 1", bands and dots of lace. Taste begins with sweet caramel malt and dry wood and biscuit, moves through the palate without incident, lands in the finish with a mild, but assertive, hop bitter. Pretty simple, but quite easy to drink, with or without food. No big deal, but I like it.
Geokkjer (5887) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of red berries, malt, fruitiness and yeast. Flavor is sweet and malty with some oxidized malt,fruitiness and berries. Medium body, average carbonation.
Meilby (7752) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 355ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, bread and citrus hops. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long caramel and bready finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (13693) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 12oz. A creamy, beige head forms over a clear, dark golden body. Malty, lightly citrusy, piney aroma. Some nuttyness, but rather boring. The flavor has a plesant bitterness, but else it’s quite boring. Citrusy, grassy hops. Medium to full body, quite dry, with a nice carbonation level. Bitterness, grass and some fruityness in the finish. A pretty boring one, but not flawed in any way. 131231
Bragesnak (5387) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From Voldby, Dk.
Amber with white head. Aroma of malt. Flavor with bisquit and some fruit.
k0mpsa (1178) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malty and little fruity aroma. Malty body, some fruits and hops. Basic amber, not good but bad.
radagast83 (4748) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a medium-amber color with a large off-white head. Aroma was notes of sweet malts, light hops, bitter citrus. Flavor was light malts, sweet citrus, hops.
kissanem (1) - New York, USA - NOV 29, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice beer. Good flavor and aroma. Also a good value. A California beer but has a brewery in Saratoga Springs, NY which is a nice plus for me.
bygbyron3 (1) - - NOV 12, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I grew up near Ukiah and this beer has been my standard for an Amber Ale forever. Great cascade hops and just the right balance of caramel and toasted malts. One of my favorites.
generallee08 (714) - New York, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The label has no freshness date or abv%.
Appearance: It has an orange amber body with good clarity and is capped off by with a tall loose foam head. This tall white head fades quickly and sets up a thin film covering that just hangs on. As it slides down the glass it makes some slick lacing.
Smell: There is a mild sweet bready malt aroma with a nice backing of dry leafy/herbal hops.
Taste/Palate: I get a nice candy and caramel sweetness with light toasty bready notes and just a hint of fruitiness. The hops come in late and finish with some mild bitterness for balance. Its medium bodied, easy drinking and nicely carbonated.
Notes: There’s not too much to say, it’s a good basic Amber Ale. Its not mind blowing but it is still a decent, enjoyable beer.