Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a classic redish amber color, fairly thin off white head and moderately thick lacing, light malty nose, roasted malty taste and good hoppy bitterness from start to finish. Very drinkable, very refreshing, unique for a amber in this region. Good starting beer for a future conosuer.
beastiefan2k (2367) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I guess i was expecting a lot from a brewery called new belgium and my expectations got the better of me. This beer was low on taste, body and aroma. It did not differentiate itself at all. I was highly disappointed.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2006 Pours a clear amber color. Nice toasty malt aroma. Well balanced flavor with a slight lean to the malty side. Nice head retention throughout. Slight malty after taste. Medium body. An a very nice amber ale. Needs nationwide distribution. This beer will grow on you. Try it again. Its good stuff
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very toasty and nutty. Much more flavorful then I would have expected from an amber ale. Almost like a mix of a nut brown and an amber. A slight hoppyness comes in the finish. From the reviews I was expecting very little but I was pleasently suprised.
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice color and well balanced beer. Not overpowering. Easy to drink all night long. Very enjoyable and a favorite of mine.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 21, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beers not THAT well balanced. I thought that it could have used quite a bit more body for an amber. Nice blend of malt and hops though, that must be what they meant.
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice deep red color, not much head. Yeasty smell, with nice nut and roast aromas, little hops. Nice malty flavor with a good roasted malt finish. Clean finish with enough body to carry the flavor. A good beer overall
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 17, 2004
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Not a bad beer to drink in quantity. Too little taste for my liking. Starts weak and ends weak. Michelob Amber Bock is a much better beer if you are looking for something like this.
thegreenrooster (3169) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 13, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a muddy amber with a nice tan head. Flavor is malty and i get lots of raisons. There is some lingering hops in the swallow. A very nice beer expierince in my opinion. Available almost everywhere and worth trying.
wvernon1981 (21) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not that great of an ale. Tasted good but nothing special. Amber body, very malty.