brewbattles (40) - - JAN 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
We did a blind taste test between this beer and 4 other amber ales to objectively determine which one was best. The beers were Full Sail Amber, Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale, New Belgium Fat Tire, Lost Coast Alleycat, and Alaskan Amber. You can watch the video here to see who won:
Claves77 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Strong, deep caramel color. Not much nose, slightly bready. Medium body, mild flavor, more airy than appearance.
Machoninja (4) - WESTMINSTER, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2016 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear Golden Amber with a half inch off white head.
Smells of light malt with a hint of toffee and caramel, I get a bit of some medium red berries and a touch of bread.
Taste is light malt and bread, then a nice nut middle and finish. Not to sweet, a very nice Amber Ale.
Its texture is that of an Ale, you can tell by the way it is.
MrHangover (4018) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2016 Bottle at random restaurant, Kissimmee. Pours a clear light amber beer with a medium sized off white head. Aroma has cookies and brown malts in there and is very light. Flavor is light bitter, light toasty and malty. Not too much going on here, just a decent session ale.
dysenteri (151) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2016
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can from SB. Clear Amber with white head. Grass, biscuit, malt, caramel in aroma. Grass. Same in taste, no bitterness, watery mouthfeel.
Dervock (1004) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 30, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - pours gold with a white head. Aroma is biscuit and some caramel. Taste is floral like with a cirtus hop finish.
crabbypantalones (47) - - SEP 28, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Lord, that "toasty, biscuit-like malt flavors" is dead-on. Hoppiness, though...not so much. Pretty average, like a baseline by which you can judge all other craft beer.
AleJones (10) - Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Like many, this beer was my gateway beer for craft beers. Biscuity flavor, dryer finish. Great beer to always have on hand.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Martinus (4537) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of soap, herbs, wheat, malts. Sweet malty flavour, caramel, light yeast. Malty finish, caramel. Quite nice.
(from 65cL bottle @ Leuven Innovation, Leuven 2015)
donandres (372) - , Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle to wine glass
A: amber, small off white foam, clear
T: low bitterness, low tartness, abrupt with long bitter aftertaste
MF: medium carbonation
OA: good beer, not to look nor repeat
Drank: 8/13/2016 9:30 PM
Clarkdvm (458) - Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Somehow not rated in past. This is the beer you but in commercial restaurants when they have crappy choices. Typical amber appearance. Standard amber flavor plus some soap. It works when you need a beer