cblado (247) - Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a hazy amber color, slight white head, some lacing. Aroma was doughy and malty. Flavor was a bitter caramel malt, some hops at the end. Palate is thin and fizzy. It’s drinkable.
chinchill (2142) - 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 (283) - 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 (4262) - 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 (906) - 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 (426) - 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 (355) - 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.
edgallow (2351) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
16 oz draft pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, grain and some citrus. Taste it malts, grain and herbs.
Niko100 (2066) - Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rich amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt/biscuit, caramel, & some hops; Flavor of slight roasted malt, caramel, herbal hops, and some citrus; Somewhat metallic - just decent.
tectactoe (2330) - Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle: One of the first beers I had when I began rating beers, back in the day. Clean, clear amber & light copper with a small, wispy white head. The retaining collar actually leaves a decent bit of lace on the glass. Aroma is very generic... Very malty, albeit kind of light & timid. Mild caramel, toasted biscuit. Extremely faint earthy/floral notes. Strange metallic & sweaty aroma, too, especially as it warms up. I always get that weird, sweaty off-aroma with this beer. Not sure why or what it is. Flavor of caramel malt, biscuits, toasted barley, & just a hint of orange peel. Watery, metallic finish with a thin mouth feel. There’s nothing to this one, really. Better options are most certainly available.