Ataraxia (301) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber brown, thin off-white lacing. Brown sugar, toffee apple, maple leaves, caramel malt, hints of cinnamon and spice. Very smooth, a little sweet, and light-bodied. Finish is a mildly dry and astringent.
DeliveryDriver (170) - Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear amber color with a big, light tan head. Had aromas of brown sugar and a bit of syrup. Malty and nutty going down, and had a minimal hop bitterness on the finish. It is a bit sticky and syrupy. Good amber ale, but I’ve had better.
AZBennett (114) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful color and head, lacks aroma except for some run of the mill maltiness. The flavor is "hell yeah", just a kick ass amber ale that is superbly balanced as far as hops and malts and very drinkable. There doesn’t have to be a lot going on with an amber and this fits the bill. Overall this comes in right behind Bell’s Amber though it may be a tie for the best Amber to pass my lips. Great beer and one you can drink ALL DAY LONG.
TH28 (75) - - MAR 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber, almost brown in appearance. Clear with a rich, slightly off white foam cap. Aroma is a deep roasted malt, similar to other Irish/red ales. The lagering of the beer seems to mask any of the hop aroma. Taste is all malt, with roasted flavor really standing out and lingering on the tongue. Mouthfeel is light with some carbonation. Finish is very crisp and clean with minimal hop bitterness. Feels very much like a solid lager. Well balanced but doesn’t stand out from the crowd.
tastybeer (1607) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Murky amber pour, tan head. Little retention/some lace. Aroma is toasty, toffee, light citrus/pine. Taste is nutty, toffee, light chocolate, citrus, grass. Palate is soft, creamy, light bitter finish.
JPDurden24 (1491) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the bottle, reddish/amber pour with a white head. Aroma is of dry toasty malts with a faint fruity hoppiness. Taste is fruity and malty with good flavor notes.
wlajwl (3546) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is mildly sweet/dryish malts and fruit. The flavor is fruit, malts, mild citrus and a mildly hoppy finish. Solid Amber Ale.
dogfish120love (880) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours rust in color with a thick lacing. Notes of caramel, toffee, and some chocolate. Somewhat toasty and mildly carbonated.
dfinney23 (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a lovely coppery amber with a tiny beige head. Aroma is sweet and fruity with a touch of caramel. Hops are more apparent in the taste, spicy and a little grassy.
dekester1 (298) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a nice red/copper color with minimal head and lacing. Aroma was of sweet malts with a tint of hop fruitiness. Taste was primarily of mallts upfront with a slightly nutty hint and a moderate bitterness fruity/piney hop backend. Palate is good to decent. Overall, a nice amber ale.