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Single Batch. Extremely well-balanced with rich malt flavor up front, followed by a hoppy finish. Full-bodied and hearty. Formerly New Amsterdam New York Amber Ale.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2005
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Thanks to Pernille for bringing me this from NYC. Dark amber, small creamy head. Very hoppy beer (Cascade and Hallertau), which adds freshness but also brings this beer on the edge of being too sharp. Reminds me more of an IPA. I’m a bit confused as my label reads: "New Amsterdam New York Amber Lager". So is this an ale or a lager? Top- or bottom? See they’ve changed "Lager" to "Beer" on the labels now.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 2, 2000
light amber colour, nice foam, caramel aroma, something unpleasant in the taste

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 26, 2006
Pours orangey with a decent white head. Smells malty with some citrus and pine hops. Taste is lightly malty with some rosey elements.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BBB63 (5946) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2003
Picked this one up in a mixer sixer, never had one of their beers before. Medium amber hue with a small rocky head and some lacing. Aroma hinted of roasted malt, nuts, butter, and light pine. Weak taste more hops than malt, acidic with a bit of bite on finish, dry. Thin to medium-bodied, watery and fizzy mouthfeel. Very average beer, would not seek out.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4034) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2002
Dry, low to medium hoppy flavor. Slightly acidic. Hop bittering makes for a long finish. A little woody. Very drinkable, a good companion for beef or portk. Distinct orange, persistant head.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (3896) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2009
12 oz bottle. I remember drinking this back when I first got into craft beer, or microbrews as they were called, back in the early 90’s. After cracking this one open and drinking it I must admit it’s pretty much the way I remebered it.....decent looking amber body with a smaller slightly bubbly off white head, sweet aroma with notes of caramel and toffee and a similar taste with a medium mouthfeel but lots of carbonation. Nothing special by any means other then the nostalgia for me but boy does this one take me back.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwood04 (3749) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 9, 2011
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours deep rubyish/amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma strong of bread and cereal malts with a little toastiness and some light hops. Not that hoppy on the finish. Average texture. Decent, but not great.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2009
Bottled. This says it was brewed in Saratoga Springs, not Utica, which makes me wonder if Olde Saratoga/Mendocino is doing the brewing/owns this now. Pours with pretty much no head, darkish brown-gold-amber. Aroma is syrupy, malty, sweet, bitter. Not much to the flavor, just a vegetal malty bitterness with a spoiled milk finish. Blech. Not really worth drinking at all.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2002
This lager is just a touch sour. It’s frothy in the mouth and is more hopped than I expected. Fairly crisp.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
willblake (2645) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2004
tasted a long time ago (95/6?)...Bottle. Kind of reddish amber color and large head with giant soapy bubbles that flee the scene quickly. Smells malty, mildly citrus sweet, and a touch hoppy. Pretty full-bodied, but strange medicinal acidic and rancid buttery taste behind the floral and fruit. Dry, acid/bitter finish. Not great, but cheeseburger makes it better.


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