KajII (782) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2011 Bottle. The pour was a sparkling clear light copper with an average (1-2 finger) foamy white head that diminished in a few minutes and had OK lacing.
The aroma was of a biscuit malt, a mild herbal hop and a doughy yeast with mild hint of citrus, caramel and was a little nutty.
The taste was lightly malty with a hint of caramel in the beginning and took on a very light bitter and crisp flavor with a small citrus note at the end. The flavor faded rather quickly after the swallow leaving almost nothing behind.
Mouthfeel was just a bit above light in body and creamy yet watery in texture with a prickly carbonation.
Overall a decent tasting brew, nothing overly special but quite drinkable none the less. Would make a great session beer.
smallfry (12) - - SEP 14, 2014
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 I’d 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 (5) - Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA - 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 Belgium’s 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 (354) - 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 (13704) - 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 I’ve 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 (11812) - 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.