SPDickerman (920) - Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2012 Pours clear mahogany with a small light beige head. Smells biscuity with a touch of caramel. Taste is sweet, malty, with a touch of bitterness in the middle. Light-to-medium bodied with a smooth, wet texture and soft mouth-carbonation, No Label Ridgeback Ale finish with some soft sweetness.
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light brown. Hints of cinnamon and chocolate on the nose. While there is a strong presence of sweet malt, there is a lot of hop in this beer - more then most ambers. Makes it more of a pale ale then an amber, but it's close.
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Gskelton (13) - Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Similar to Guinness.. Less of a coffee taste. Slightly reddish color, kind of cloudy. Good beer.. I would drink it again. Didn't love it, but I did like it.
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Cavie (3754) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler courtesy mora2000. My first from this brewery! Pours a clear copper orange to red color with a off-white foamy head. Aroma is caramel malts, sweet sugar and sweetbread. Sweet flavor and brown malts. Nice finish. Good and roasty.
gas4uguy (7) - Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pleasant tasting enough, nice color for an amber, but frankly I just like the dog on the label, being a current Ridgeback fan.
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JakeSparks (124) - Alvin, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
met up with a good friend at a pizza place and was pleasently surprised to see this on tap, we both had a pint. deep amber ale
dlihcsnatas (280) - Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured up a clear amber with little head that seemed to fade away quickly leaving just a lace. Smells of toasted malts and tastes of toasted malts. very slight hint at the chocolates, so slight it can easily be missed. The hops are bitter and a bit dry. Overall this is a very decent brew that I will probably purchase again.
TronnyJenkins (92) - Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I like this one a bit better than the hefe so far.
Good amount of body, nice brownish-red color. Maintains it’s head well, and has the perfect amount of carbonation for this style.
Taste is of caramel, toasty/roast, and light chocolate. On the high end of bitter for the style. My favorite of the NL brews.
Signalwriter (86) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Now tasted at the brewery in Katy, TX, and at its maiden pub, this is a tasty amber without being overblown. The color is dark red caramel but not dense and shows good carbonation throughout a pint (or two). Dark amber with slight head. The taste is of caramel and malt plus enough hops to cut its potential sweetness. Ridgeback is new and quite fresh, which is likely why I am rating this relatively high. I’d tend to favor it over a bottle of Saint Arnold Amber Ale, but not over the draught version.
SarahH648 (7) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice aroma, malty, smooth on the tongue, amber color, slightly bitter finish.