chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of caramel, roasted malts and some English hops. Flavor of semi-sweet caramel with slight bitterness on the back end. Very well balanced. About the most flavor you could ever hope for out of this style, well done.
Finhead (1399) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy, amber-brown pour with a small, white head. The aroma is malty with notes of bread and light caramel. It has a medium body with slightly sticky texture and average carbonation. The taste is sweet with a lip-smacking finish.
DrSilverworm (8861) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
6oz taster, on tap at Twenty Tap. Clear amber orange color. Thin off-white head. Leaves decent bits of lace. Medium-plus body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Light dry finish. Nice toasty malt, kind of caramel, some nuttiness. Mild bit of funky mustiness to it. Some fruitiness. Moderate sweet taste, light to moderate bitter. Eh. An ok amber. Some cooked vegetable to it.
BVery (8186) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Beer Geeks. Goldish amber pour with a frothy head. Nutty and sweet smell. Bland taste, maybe even slightly sour. Not good.
574deadzone (1253) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a mostly clear dark amber-ruby with a decent sized khaki head, leaving some soapy, clingy lace. Nose involves caramel, biscuits, some toast, some pine, some earth, some raisin. Fairly sweet, somewhat bitter. Medium to full bodied, soft carb, with a medium toasty finish. A decent brew, drinkable, but it needs something. Whiskey perhaps?
queenholly (3580) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ brewery. Light caramel malt aroma. Clear amber with a small off-white head. Toasty caramel malt flavor. Light body, moderate carbonation.
geeklimit (254) - USA - AUG 8, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a coffee amber with a quickly fading foam head. Aroma is a caramel malt. Malty taste gives way to a toasted follow through. Sticky mouth feel with a light malt aftertaste.
quinndave88 (19) - Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I very much liked this ale. Not the smoothest ale I’ve ever had, but very nice taste. I’ll definitely go back and pick up e few more bottles.
maxwelldeux (4182) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy brown color with a moderate light tan head on it. Nose isn’t too strong - I can get a little bit of caramel and toasty maltiness to it, but little else. Taste is definitely toasty and very slightly burnt, with the maltiness coming throughout the drink.
jcr (2380) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Deep amber body. Frothy, off-white head. Aroma of husky, toasted grain with light citrus and pine. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. A mild amber ale with husky grain in the aftertaste. Unimpressive.
Narnad (1507) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a beautiful deep amber color with a very low small white head that fades fast. Aroma has a touch of citrus to the nose with a low Maris or Munich toasted presence. Flavor begins with a citrus hit first, then a dry, light toasted malt flavor takes over. Fairly one dimensional on the flavor but pretty good. Body is light/modest in density with almost zero carbonation and a light dryness to the finish. Overall not too bad for an amber as I typically don’t care too much for the style. No harsh grainy/metallic flavors that can be found in non-ideal brews of the style.