SDalkoholic (2359) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Bev 4 Less: Caramel and a tea brown color with a fluffing of foamy head. Aroma comes up empty with no real stand out scents for me to mention. The flavor is the same with only a small caramel malt and honey. Very boring and bland and I had a hunch before I even bought it but I figured let me try it out anyways.
GarrettB (1480) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 11, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
April 27th, 2012 - As I moved down Mission Brewery’s tasting list from blonde to brunette, I detected a distinct decline in quality. This was paired with being denied water (bottled water was available at a price, though), as well as some more-than-tipsy folks bumping our table somewhat regularly in the pursuit of a high action shuffle board game. The environment may have conditioned my reaction to the Amber in front of me, but I am skeptical. Chocolate brown, and with a light head, it gives off an aroma of cashews and nuts, and dotted with a light maltiness. On the plus side, it features a robust hoppiness, giving it a flavorful edge that a lot of ambers lack. But the aftertaste is abrupt and short, and most of the rest of the flavor is dominated by pistachios, especially in the aftertaste where the hops retires, leaving the unappetizing solitude of off-tastes and nut flavors. Another excuse for the negative tasting may be at the Amber followed the much heavier and fuller flavored Hefeweizen. Whatever the case, this is, for a brief moment, an tasty amber, before swiftly collapsing into a heap of unpleasant flavor.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at SlutFest 2011 on 04/22/2011. Clear copper body with a small off white head. Sweet toast and caramel aroma. Sweet toast, grassy, and light caramel flavor. Medium light body with moderate carbonation.
Lunkie (1828) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Herbal stale malt aroma. Deep amber colour poor head and lacing. Stale malt hop flavour. Smooth palate.
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vanvenlo (1787) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slowbeer bottle (15-Dec-13) Light sweet toffee malt aroma. Brown amber colour, low head and suds lacing. Sweet simple malt and spice flavour. Light fruit malt and spicy finish and toffee light roast aftertaste.
Oscbert (1253) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
~Bready aroma with caramel and toffee, raisin and chocolate.
~Pours a murky amber color with lasting small brownish white head.
~Bready flavor with strong raisiny woody notes that I dont really care for in this beer. Light caramel, earthy hops. Not very well balanced.
~ Medium bodied with medium CO2, Lingering raisiny woody finish.
~ There s some kind of mat or a certain mixture of malts that I dont care for. Could use some more hops to balance it out.
SamP01 (658) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark copper amber with a large lasting creamy beige head. Aroma and taste is of toasted caramel malt and grains, some grass notes, mildly fruity with a bitter finish on the end. Palate is a medium body with good carbonation. The finish is the same as taste with a good sweet toasted caramel malt and nutty flavor and a bitter ending for balance. Nothing really standout but overall a good drinking brew.
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark red pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, slight grass, hints of spice. Taste is a mix of red fruits, slight caramel, toffee, spicy yeast, finishing sweet, slightly dry. Eh.
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good amber ale on tap at the brewery in san diego, i liked this, nice sweet rich beer.
driver76 (40) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice hops and malt balance in the nose, but it and the foam disappears quickly. Very nice clear dark reddish brown colour. Initial taste has the hops up front. Toasty malt follows and lingers into the finish. Turns a bit bitter after other flavours have gone. Very nice So-Cal take on the style.