wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 10, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted on 4/10/14 from a capped 12oz bottle purchased at Frugal MacDoogal. Pours a pretty clear crimson amber with an average beige head that slowly recedes to a thick collar of lace, leaving sticky residue. The nose is some lightly bitter toasted bread with a hint of darker malt and some earthy hops. The flavor is features a bit more character with some caramel malt and the hops coming through with some spicy bitterness. The body is medium with average carbonation and a medium toasted malt and lightly bitter and spicy hops finish.
Block (1637) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I don’t know about this one. It looks right, but something doesn’t quite taste right. A little off. Caramel flavor throughout, really dry.
libertine (261) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours amber with a thick tan head. Aroma is toast, toffee, nutty. Taste is toasty and sweet. Medium bodied and has a lightly dry, slightly metallic finish. Pretty good amber.
DialSquare (3113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Pace High Carryout. Amber brown pour with a thin cream colored head. Aroma of roasted grain, nutty. Tastes of sweet caramel malt, nutty, herbal, citrus, biscuity. Not an amber fan, but this was solid.
chinchill (2552) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle poured a deep, red-amber with an oversized off-white head. I had to wait for the head to die down a bit before sampling this amber.
Aroma: the earthy Fuggle hops work great in the flavor but not so well for my nose.
Flavor: rich and malty; lightly sweet but turning mildly bitter by the aftertaste which also has a touch of hops. Approaches 8.
Feel: very smooth; near medium body; Medium, soft carbonation.
O: a wee bit more malt and hops than your average amber. Nicely done.
TheBear11D (350) - Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sundog pours a deep rusty copper with a decent beige head that lasts a good while. The aroma is toast and caramel. The flavor is toast and caramel as well. This beer lacks complexity. It is a fairly malt forward amber that is pretty easy to drink, but it fails to make a distinctive impression. Overall the beer is average.
unclemattie (4318) - Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2014
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap @ TacoMac Windward. Dark copper, thick rocky foam. Toasted barley malts. Well balanced, toasted grains. Well made Amber Ale. Finishes dry. (4228)
Tessic (917) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This ale poured a cloudy dark red colour with a minimal foamy head. To the nose there are scents of grassy hops, dough and toast. First sip was smooth with a mild shot of hops and lightly sweet malt flavour on top of brown sugar and mildly smoked caramel. Finish is a little smokey with flavours of caramel lingering.
ChiGuy68 (435) - Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted from a 12oz. bottle. It poured a hazy copper with a frothy beige head. Aroma of hops, spicy malt, and a hint of soap. Taste of semisweet caramel and malt with a bitter finish.
miyauchi38 (508) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
jcopeau (4) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 20, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly hazy amber. Mild aroma of toasty malts with some hop spice. Flavor is crisp toast, with mildly sweet biscuit malt. Well balanced with some warm spicy hops with a touch of deep citrus hop. There’s a whole lot of flavor for session amber ale. I’ll certainly have it agalin.