bbooth (115) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
As far as Ambers go this is above average. Nice Amber color with an off-white head. Nice caramel aroma. Malty sweet start with a smooth finish. Not much bitterness just enough to cut the sweetness slightly.
dev (50) - Savannah, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very smooth. I think Iíll have another. I bought this at K Mart,so I really was not expecting much, but it turned out to be very good indeed.Golden color,good carbonation that stays through to the bottom of the glass,nice head that also stays,semi sweet flavor. Now I want to try the abbey ale.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
As amber ales go this is oone of the best and has a cult-like following in the ski towns of CO. Nice and toasty but being an amber it has inherent weaknesses.
djmonkey99 (10) - USA - DEC 24, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Iím not very fond of this beer. Another one I was introduced to while living in Seattle, I refer to it as "Flat Tire."
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 22, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not nearly as good as I remember. It is much more straw colored than I recal. It has decent straw-y malt flavor and a bit of nice belgianish esteryness. It is very average.
ChristerL99 (17) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like beers dark, but some people donít, so we meet in the middle at Amber, and for an Amber... Fat tire all the way. Crisp, with subtle sweet almost carmel apple/hoppy aftertaste.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sparkling orange tint with a narrow beige washer of suds set tightly on top. earthy peach barrel aroma: imagine the smell of the canvas gloves used to pick peaches all day, or very light caramel and kindling, if you prefer. dry toast and modest orange peel bitterness, polite carbonation, body lends itself to thirsty swallowing rather than meditative savoring. pretty decent. better than a flat tire, certainly.
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - DEC 15, 2002
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer was ok, but I had high expectations... a friend of mine who used to live in Colorado said that this is his favorite beer. The guy at the store where I bought it also spoke very highly of it. I found it to be just a little above average and thought it tasted very simular to Killianís. I didnít find the aroma to be very plesant, but otherwise, this beer wasnít bad. I know this is unusual advice to give for a micro, but SERVE VERY COLD!
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 11, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2008 bronz with scattered lather..aroma was malty carmel..strong carbination..spritzy carmel apple..floral..thin malty depth..nothing much else though..
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 8, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The flavor is very subtle, if youíve been drinking before you get to this one it may not taste like much. Definitely drinkable and non-distinct. Doesnít reach out and say, "OHMYGOD" but hey, you donít need beer like that everyday...at least I donít.