microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark golden clear color with a white frothy head. The aroma is a touch hoppy and reminiscent of an american wheat. The flavor is a bit bitter and slightly nutty. Some citrus and malts.
bjbrown24 (61) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 20, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Damn good beer and doesn't give you the beer poopies. Really good beer.
jonas (5277) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 17, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber, no head.
Nice caramel-malt rounded of harmonically with aroma and bittering hops. Carbonation was relatively high which probably accounted for the seemingly light body.
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden light brown with a small white head. Has a meaty aroma and a smokey, roasted nut flavor. Very different for an amber.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I drank this a few times before my note taking days but never remember it being anything spectacular. Now I'm surprised just how many times I hear it mentioned. It has a decent fruity aroma with caramel, while it looks pretty light with an unspectacular foam. It's certainly toasty but there's not a whole lot of body or weight with very light toffee and caramel flavors and a slight hop bitterness in the finish. I really don't find anything interesting about this at all, kind of reminds me more of an amber lager.
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - JUN 6, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The flavor of fresh baked bread (malt) and a really nice clean finish. The aroma is like my mother's kitchen with banana bread baking. This is a very good beer, perfect for those trying micro brews for the first time and to remember where we came from.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2004 I used to be a big fan of this one but no longer. This is the most common microbrew in New Mexico and it may be suffering from overproduction. The sugary malt flavor builds and becomes a bit obnoxious by the end of just one of these. Palate is like watered-down cake batter. Definitely not a good session beer for an Amber. Two Fat Tires are one too many.
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - MAY 30, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I was favorably impressed with my first bottle of this, but after having had a couple more, I'm gonna downgrade it some. Looks good, medium head and lightly carbonated. Smells like an appleshed. Malty with hint of butterscotch and dryish finish that just disappears. Ok I guess but kind of light. I can't really pinpoint it, but this brew seems to get boring real quick. Is this what we used to call Sunday beer, back in those grand old days of 3.2?
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Subtle and smooth toasty malty flavor. Some hops balance this brew. Mild, decent. All of my hippie friends in Colorado drink this stuff.
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pretty decent amber ale. Nice flavor, nice color, fairly better than average.