5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle:   Deep dirty caramel, a little brownish, moderate sudsy off-white head, spotty lacing.   Hefty grainy malt like aroma.   Slightly earthy.   I can already tell its not my style.   Has an organic like
flair when I take my first sip, earthy, soily, with the maltiness taking a backseat.   Mild sweetness, make that slight sweetness.   Needs more caramel malt like sweetness to counteract the earthy/soily graininess.   As it
warms the earthy/soily aspect becomes more prominant, further pushing me away.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Certainly feels heavy enough, not thin, but just isnt my type of maltiness.   Having Mac & Jacks
African Amber made only a few miles away has me spoiled.   This one is okay, but the graininess of the earthen/soil like malts just makes me want to put it down.
chadje (178) - California, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had in the bottle and on tap at The Keg in Eugene, Or. A nice amber with some hops and caramel and a nice touch of malt.
bpreo (1609) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This Amber was very good. It was clean and clear. A very satisfying beer to drink.
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The beer pours an amber color with a finger of off-white head.
S: There’s a nice perfume and floral hop aroma to this. Behind that, there is sweet toffee and caramel malt. A bit of toasted bread, some hints of citrus peel, too.
T: The beer is mostly sweet with a good amount of toffee and toasted malt/bread flavor. A nice bit of perfumey hops, some good floral notes, and just a mild citrus flavor. A decent hop bitterness to the beer as well.
M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
O: Pretty standard red ale, but good flavors and easy to put down a glass or two of.
craftbeerdesign (2175) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tasting on 8/20/11. cloudy deep orange pour with little head. sweet apple nose with light caramel notes. medium body with light fruits, caramel and a light bitterness. sweet finish with more light fruit notes.
ChainGangGuy (4373) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours out a clear, darkened amber body with a fast-lived, near white head.
Smell: Has a rich, toasty Munich malt nose with sweetish notes of brown sugar, caramel. Low fruitiness. Hint (a small one) of earthy woodiness in the background.
Taste: Again, hits well with the Munich malt, quite toasty and with the accompanying tastes of brown sugar and caramel. Deeply sweet. Slight touch of raisin. Rather light hop profile, just a bit of earthy wood, a bit of spice, a relatively low bitterness. Soft, semi-dry finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium-light carbonation.
Overall: A simple, easy-going but pleasantly flavored amber, definitely leaning towards the malts and being somewhat light in body, which, I liked well enough, but those seeking a hop-forward PNW brew may be sorely disappointed.
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle-pours an off white head and hazy amber color. Aroma is grainy. Taste is grainy, dusty, some metallic.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to a generous someone for sharing this at DLD 2011. Served in a SAVOR snifter.
Pour yields an amber-colored brew with an off-white head that falls quickly without too much lacing. The nose brings some light bready malt plus a bit of light caramel sweetness in the background. Very mild hop presence. The flavor is mostly bread crust with a bit of toast as well as very mild toffee plus some caramel. Lightly candied. Medium body and good carbonation. Not bad.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-10-2011
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Starlight Lounge in Eugene. Amber colored, light carbonation bubbles and a small white head. Smells of caramel, biscuit, bread. Tastes of bread, caramel, biscuit malt, light citrus. Average Amber ale, not something I would revisit often but refreshing enough.
EugeneReview (2) - Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2011 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great color leads this beer to an exciting start. Not to hoppy with a well balanced malt finish. Definitely a beer that you can drink over and over again.