KUEric (887) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 30, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle: Tiny little 1/8" head that fades away in a matter of seconds. The color is a nice amber-brown color almost a copper. The aroma is fruity, carboard and very mild to non-existant. The flavor is sweet malts up front (only on the first touch of the tounge/lips) then fruity, cardboard, wood, and socks with a bitter (not necessarily in a good way) finish.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 18, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very unusual beer. Pours very dark mahogany with a tan head. Aroma is nutty and caramel. Flavor is the same, but with a sour finish. I don’t know how this can be called an amber. Not sweet, not transparent. I’d call this a stout, and not a very good one.
PorterPounder (5882) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared this with Aurelius who brought it back from Arizona. Medium copper-coloered pour, decent off-white head. Aroma has some fruity and floral notes to it with some nectarines. Flavor has a profile of citrus and caramel with an odd celery back end. The finish has a sweet, biscuity maltiness to it with a hint of nuttiness. Thick mouthfeel, decent amber. Actually had this before on a trip to Sedona before my RB days.
Aurelius (4530) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Muddy effect. Hops fruit, light diacetyl, a bit doughy. Mild lingering bittering. Kumquat, green pecan. A bit astringent. Fairly acidic. OK label, good bronzy beer. Mild freshwater aroma.
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours with a frothy amber-tan colored head that is held up by a fair amount of carbonation. The color is a pretty, only faintly hazy, bright ruby red color when held up to the light. The aroma is faintly citrusy, with a mild spicy hop aroma. The taste is dry and spritzy up front and then moves to a lightly sweet, fruity, almost strawberry like note. This beer is pretty light on the palate and has a soft, lightly buttery type note to it as well. This beer is far less flavorful, and a tad lighter than I was expecting. There is a bit of malt complexity here with notes of caramel being dominant, and the hops have a light spicy note to them, as well as a balancingly bitter finish, but this beer is just lacking in character. There really needs to be more of something, be it malt or hops, to make this beer interesting.
antibeersnob (29) - Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice amber color, thin head with a sweet aroma. Smooth and drinkable. Slight caramel initial and then finishes with a little bitterness. A good amber.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 9, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Somewhat of a camel aroma to it. Copper body and good head on the pour but was gone quick. Flavor of some hoppinees and smooth on the palate. If this beer would of been cool and crisp on the palate rating might of been a different story.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice session beer, pouring a hazy amber color with a lazy white head. The aroma is mainly caramel malt with orange and floral hops. It’s a creamy caramel drink with a flavor of orange hops and a smattering of herbal bitterness in the finish. Okay.
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A good looking amber ale with a white heade. Not great. but pleasant mix of sweet malt, floral hops, and some bitter hops. Low enough alcohol to make it a good session beer, and to provide a good explanation for the lack of in-your-face intensity and complexity.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 12, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours copper color with a small white head. Mild aroma without much recognizable character, flavor is sweet, caramelly with a bit of hop in the finish. Medium body and little carbonation. So-so ale, better than the macros - but not by much.