BOSSbrewer (1482) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 20, 2014
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had at the Great Arkansas Beer Festival 2014. Pours a hazy amber color with a nice head. Biscuit and maltiness are forward. Slightly sweet. Decent beer.
Beachmaster (95) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 19, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a clear light copper, with a small head that rapidly fades, leaving fair lacing. No noticeable nose, and a slightly malty, very faint taste. Watery, not much there.
JDBaker11058 (1216) - Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: clear copper, with a quickly fading light tan head and no lacing. Aroma: toasty, caramel malts, light toffee, hint of cola. Taste: sweet, toasty malts, caramel, light molasses, warm brown bread. Finish: ends with a pleasant, earthy, mellow hops that balance the lingering sweet toast. Notes: Some confusion. Bottle says ’66 American Amber Lager’. Not sure if this is their ’Route 66 American Lager’ or their ’Amber Lager’. Either way, it’s darn good. Comparable to, but better than, Yuengling.
Brouwerij (915) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Trevor. Pours golden clear copper with rapidly settling off-white head. Aroma is sweet malt, toffee, lightly nutty, and quite sweet. Flavor is sweet up front, toffee/caramel. Mild and straightforward, but less offensive than your typical premium lager. Moderate carbonation, light body.
z_man (1) - - MAY 16, 2014 does not count
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Aroma - A little off-putting. Buttery toast with a whiff of creamed corn notes - A little unpleasant.
Appearance - Bright copper color with nice white head that dissipated quickly and left a thin lace on the glass.
Taste - Malty sweetness dominated by toast and butter. Did not detect much caramel flavor by my palate. Finished up reasonably dry.
Palate - A little thin for a malty beer.
Overall - If I were sampling based on aroma I would have passed. This is not a beer I would come back to after my original tasting.
Ferris (3019) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft - Light sweet grains. Pale gold with a rich white head. Sweet pale malts with a dry finish. Pretty nondescript and bland, but better than most.
Steverus0 (147) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
With a quickly diminishing head and very light amber coloring, this brew does not impress from word one, but is a solid entry in the amber lager category. Solid malt backbone aids in balancing the hop character that is admittedly more robust than your standard amber (which I consider a plus). Overly effervescent, i do t see how this was ever a winter seasonal, but matches well with the early days of summer. A malty, clean finish closes out the brew. Great for when you want something with more interest but the clean finish you want in the high summer days of the south.
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Bricktop86 (553) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear amber with a white head. Aroma is light bread and caramel. Taste follows nose
fiveacestx (555) - Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - pours light copper with an average head. Has a sweet aroma and a sweet champagne taste. Some biscuit flavor. Malty backbone and a medium mouthfeel.
RedSox2004 (1214) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber red with a fluffy white head, solid retention and nice lace. Caramel malt aromas with hints of grass and toast. Sweetish flavor profile, mostly from the caramel, biscuit notes and light bitterness. Light to medium body, generous effervescence, prickly mouthfeel and a dry, crisp finish.