ElPresidente1984 (173) - Maine, USA - NOV 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My roommate brought back a bottle for me from CA. pours a light brown/copper color. white head. i really liked the aroma on this beer. it definatly reminded me of belgian imports. a sweet slightly fruity sent. the taste is a little dissapointing, thers not enough of it personaly. nice hoppyness, mmm... some slight nut and malt flavors, with a nice bitterness. but overall a lighter flavor than i would expect from an amber ale. not bad overall, average but very drinkable.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I don’t understand the hype with the 52% percentile. The nuttiness and maltiness is here but it isn’t that bountiful. I agree its well balanced and it was nice of my cousin to haul this from the West Coast back to PA but there is nothing mind blowing here or earth shattering. I do enjoy a few of the hops I detect but haven’t really gotten into the "amber" category too deep.
rpack78 (7) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2005 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s pretty good. A little bitter in the end. Taste better than the trippel for sure. I wouldn’t want to drink a whole lot of these. Not quite my favorite.
kramer (5735) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Copper color, small off-white head, evident carbonation, and left good lacing. Grainy malt aroma with perfumy hop accents. Flavor is all toasted malt and nuttiness, with a dry and lightly bitter finish. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation. This has some decent flavor, a very good example of what "toasty" malt flavor is like. Pretty drinkable at first, but nothing exciting and gets a little tedious by the end of the bottle.
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours a medium amber... what a shock! Has plenty of malt in the aroma and taste, but it seems a bit much. I did not get much else to balance it out. Its allright.
NormanBlunt (4) - USA - NOV 14, 2005 does not count
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
While the bottled beer can sometimes give an after taste when consumed out of a bottle, the tap beer is truly a delight. Smooth texture on the palate with a very pleasant hoppy after-taste. Looks good and tastes good.
JohnnyFlake (53) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - NOV 13, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle - pours a hazy Light amber colour with a thick, creamy off white head that lasts all the way down to the finish. Lacing is modest at best. Aroma is mostly malt, with nuances of caramel and yeast. Flavor is mostly sweet malt, hops and hints of biscuites. Mouthfeel is full and pleasant. Aftertaste is a bit hoppy with sweet spices and some hints of caramel. A very nice beer but a little dissapointing, since it comes from the New Belgium Brewery, at least IMHO. I expected more!
telepork (84) - USA - OCT 31, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2006 Sweet, earthy aroma. Great aber/mahogany color. Fizzy, but not too light. Heavier from bottle than on tap. full, sweet palte, with aftertaste of molassses. Well crafted, palatable ale. Easy to find. Tap taste varies - can be more bitter and much more effervescent.
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. another beer from my surprise b-day party. aroma of light caramel and some spices. crystal clear amber in color with a 1/4" head. mild flavors and some hop bitterness on the tail end make this an easy drinking amber.
walleye (1091) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from my own private keg that I got for flemdawgs wedding on july 2nd in colorado springs.poured a nice orange amber, witha nice medium sized head, hard to tell about the lacing in a plastic glass. aroma toasty malts, caramel, bready. flavor the caramel flavor is the (for those of you who know about sanders) kind you pour over ice cream. nice malts and some bitterness. a very good ber that you could drink alot of. wait I did drink a lot of this stuff I wanted to get my monies worth