elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 12, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Light bodied, light malt flavor that is somewhat interesting, but there is nothing really there to provide balance. Drinkable, but I did not order a second one.
jzzbassman (1511) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - DEC 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
While this one gets slammed often as not being worthy of the company, it was my gateway to NB and still the one I give to novices to try. Their description of crisp hoppiness hits the mark, although the finish may be too dry. This is easily my favorite amber.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The bottle pours a crystal clear amber color with a storm of bubbles and a nice off white head and some lace. The aroma is biscuit malty with a slight hop. The flavor is bright and crisp, somewhat malty and a hop middle with lingering slight fruit. The palate is light and spritzy. Overall, this is an easy drinker.
seely (10) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2003
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I love this beer. Its got a little bit of a toasty taste to it, with a bit more body and flavor than most a lot of amber Ales out there. One of the best widely available Amber's for sure.
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 26, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(on draft) A wonderful session beer. The initial aroma is of toasted malts, which is the first thing you taste. That nice malty flavor is followed up with a subdued fruitiness from the yeast, and a mellow, pleasant hop charecter. Definately one to drink all night.
dobb1392 (36) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 26, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a thin orange color with little offwhite head. Not an inpressive amber ale but does have its unique taste. Hints of caramel and apple, but with a good touch of hops to balance it out. Pretty thick going down with a sweet after taste.
archstanton (105) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2003
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2003 nice strong malt flavor average hop flavor not much to speak of but for a amber ale its ok thats as far as i will go.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light oarnge. Creamy,frothy,head. Nice lacing. Nice malt aromas.Toasty and smells Scottish. Mouthfeel is creamy,not over carbonated.Medium body. Toasty,biscuity, malt flavors. Finish is malty and lingering. Good hop presence. Not as bad as expected. Actually,quite enjoyable outside,on this windy night.
Reid (1873) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance is pretty darn good nice clear amber coloured beer, with a largish off white head that shrinks but still persists.
smell is malty..it actually starts to smell like fresh baked biscuits..pretty good.
mmm i like the taste it has a rather creamy consistancy..but i tatse the chocolate type malts and some slight hoping behind actually very nice.
Very creamy smooth on the tongue for an amber..its pretty cool stuff.
An exceptionally drinkable amber..and its even
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber color with large white head that gradually diminishes. Malt and a slightly sweet caramel like aroma. Nicely carbonated and smooth on the palate. With a nice balance of roasted malt and hops. The roasted malt flavor builds in the finish but quickly subsides.