Strykzone (4403) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice looking beer and a nice drinking one, too. Plenty of malt in the flavor and surprisingly dry effects. I would buy this one again.
Brigadier (2745) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Thirsty Troll Brewfest
This was the only other beer on offer from the Milwaukee Ale House. I wish they’d had a few more. This one was also good. I wouldn’t call it world class but it is solid coming from a brewpub not known for outstanding beers. Perhaps the rest of their lineup is weak but this one is not.
Aroma / Appearance - The amber body had a bit of carbonation. The nose was straightforward cherry, malts and caramel. It did not get too complex but it was not one dimensional either.
Flavor / Palate - Caramel, cherries and malt also form the basis on the taste. There aren’t any major flaws but there are also no real strengths. For an amber ale it does the job well.
drywallman (320) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a dark copper with a short lived head. The aroma was sloghtly sweet with a lightly carmelly or molasses like taste. Hops were faint, but balanced. These would be good session brews.
JK (4238) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of grain in the aroma and flavor. Mildly bitter, but less so from hops than from dry malt, and there are almost no hops in this beer. Full palate for the style, with a light nut flavor. One of the best amber ales to be found anywhere, but like brown ale, there is only so much that can be done with this rather boring style.
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Greenbush Bar. Pours a rich ruby-amber color with a finger-thick off-white head, very creamy. Aroma of sweet malts, apples, cherries, toast, and hops. Flavor is malty, fruity, and sweet, with notes of caramel, mixed fruit juice, and just a bit of earthy hops. Light-bodied, with average carbonation and a mouthfeel that borders on malty and juicy. Finishes crisp and clean. Definitely sessionable. Easy-to-drink, straightforward beer with a cool story to the name.
arkurzynski (1373) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours bubbly, frothy white head with deep copper body. Decent caramel aroma with a little skunky hop. Flavor is mostly sweet, caramel malt with light dry hop aftertaste. Some plastic. Medium body. Okay stuff.
Frank (2306) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
American ambers tend to either be slightly darker versions of APA or beers that try to pass off lack of hops as maltiness. This is neither of those; it is a legitimately big and malt beer--and I like it. Nose is mile, just a touch fruity but a hint of earth. It’s a bit on the sweetside but that sweetness is expressed in the form of intense, almost exaggerated maltiness. The carbonation is perhaps a touch too strong for its full and slightly sticky texture but that is a small complaint. This is a nice change of pace from typical American offerings.
akoeninger (323) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber colored. Aroma of grain and malt. A nice malty, bready amber. Not too sweet not too bitter. Drinkable a god stand by.
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Cornfield (5347) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good looking beer. The body’s a deep amber with ruby highlights and it sports a thick & creamy khaki head. The aroma contains fruity, juicy malts with some fresh toast. Caramel and more fruits are present in the flavor along with a mild spiciness. A touch of earthy bitterness mellows the drink out, making it a decent, sessionable ale.
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lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown, off whtie cover. Aroma is caramel, toast. Taste is caramel, burnt sugar, lightly fruity.