SNAKEFOOD89 (4) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
"Medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, vinegar, paper napkin, amber, clear, aminimal head, white foam, woody, soy sauce, smoke, butterscotch, banana, vanilla, barnyard, dough, light body, sticky, lively, long finish."
My first review so I used the íole standards. Honestly enjoyed the beer. It goes down easy, itís fairly common/easy to find, damn good with a cigarette. Outside of that itís got a good woodsy feel and taste about, unfortunately I probably wouldnít take it camping with me. Not manly enough in taste. Actually the taste comes across as a bit contrived, less outdoorsman more mythical Narnia - with all the childish trappings. Love the bottle and pretty ornamental decorations. Ornamental decorations are what you need on a beer like this, itís a statement. The beer is saying yeah Iím ornamental and maybe not as woodsy as I should be but thatís the taste. Itís unabashed and therefore just like a Blue Moon itís a perfect guilty pleasure. Finally... I think Iíll have another. Hope this helped, and happy drinking! I look forward to writing more reviews and hopefully becoming more knowledgeable in the timeless are of beer guzzling. Cheers!
smallfry (5) - - SEP 14, 2014 does not count
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Has a pleasant, sweet aroma. Fairly sweet, very simple flavor, but unfortunately has a fair amount of astringency. Too light and simple to be a good amber ale.
beastmaster (256) - Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Figured Iíd knock this old go to out. Draft pours amber-gold. Thick lacy white head served in a frozen point glass. This sweet smelling brew. Meh
JamesMichael (2) - - SEP 13, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of my favorites. Could easily be labeled an Oktoberfest in my opinion. The biscuity taste is very pronounced, tasty, and unique. New Belgiumís original flagship brew.
orangesol (853) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured into a plastic cup while at h2O. Drinking beers at the car show.
A - Pours nice amber orange with a dense two finger tall off white head leaving small rings of lace down the glass.
S - Smells of sweet caramel malts, toffee, dulled hops, and some fresh baked buttered biscuits...Based on the nose this one is a little past its prime.
T - Starts off with a big dose of sweet caramel malt slowly giving way to a mix of even more toffee sweetness, dulled out hops and some light buttery notes. There is plenty of biscuity taste and feel in this one. The finish is a mix of sweetness and chewiness, lingering on the pallet for some time.
M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Sweet, slightly chewy, feel that lingers on the pallet for some time.
O - I can see why people love this beer but I still greatly prefer Troegs Hopback to this, just for the sheer fact that I know it will be fresher than any Fat Tire I could get my hands on.
rollsrace (59) - - AUG 31, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very tasty, a milder version of oktoberfest beer, seems lighter so can drink more. Also has a sweet bottom.
Harvey_K (1) - USA - AUG 26, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
DW78715816 (61) - Kansas, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smooth and enjoyable amber ale. One of the starter beers for me that got me into exploring craft beer.
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Brentv (352) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. This is a favorite easy-drinking amber ale and an excellent introductory beer to offer someone who is new to the world of beers beyond the mass-produced straw-colored lagers. Some head, some lacing. Clear amber color. Aroma and taste are fruity, light caramel and biscuit. Gently hopped. A hoppy bite on the finish but not at all bitter. Malty but not too sweet. A pleasure to drink.
harrisoni (13703) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from GBBF 2014 and drunk at home. One of those beers you hear a lot about but Iíve never had. Clear orange amber colour lasting off white head. It is what it says on the tin. An amber ale. A well put together amber ale, but still an amber ale. Some biscuit. Not much but ok bitterness. A biscuity amber ale. Again well put together.
Travlr (11791) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
1.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Clear amber color, medium white head. Aroma of caramel, subtle toast. Taste is dilute caramel with a dry finish.