RHutch (11) - Vista, California, USA - NOV 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of few ambers I like. Not much hops which is good concentrate on malts as this does. Not session but not a barn burner either. Great drinking brew with caramel aftertaste. Best on tap.
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
"This comes across as a pretty typical american red/amber. Nutty toffee malts and a dash of grapefruit hops. Not enough going on to distinguish itself, and the aroma was pretty weak."
skmikeg (999) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a reddish amber with a small off white head with a little lacing. Aroma is of toasted malts, caramel, sweet malts, and some light grassy hops. Taste is about the same as the aroma with the addition of some light pine and toffee notes. Has a medium body with a slightly creamy mouthfeel and a slightly bitter, medium finish. Overall, a decent, somewhat tasty amber ale.
Barreras (1047) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a copper color with a light malt aroma. Taste is mild sweet caramel, with a malt flavor. A clean smooth amber beer with a no aftertaste.
JohnnyJ (4546) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewery. Reddish amber, slight haze and small off white head. Caramel malts, a bit sweet, light bread, and light to medium citrus hop bitterness. Thin body. Pretty boring like most ambers.
BMan1113VR (7869) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. Pours with a hazed copper hued body with a white head. Aromas are of mild yeast, appley, sweet, caramel, light grassy notes. Flavors show an odd bit of cheesy yeasty note (think Roquefort Blue), caramel malt, bready, caramelized with a low bit of butterscotch. Some apple esters. Sort of like a caramelized apple. Lively bubbles, thin and dry.
Meilby (8180) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Grubby’s, Oceanside, CA
Pours hazy dark amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and citrus. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is oliy, carbonation is soft.
MisterSparkle (29) - California, USA - JUN 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ R. O’Sullivan’s. On barkeeps recommend, we tried this one in nonic pints. Pleasantly surprised at the complexity and lively hop character. Hard to pin-point particulars, beside bready caramel malts and citrus hops. Cloudy appearance, which I like. A very, very tasty beverage. Will have to try it again.
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber with a medium beige head. Aroma had toasted malt, caramel and grassy hops. Flavour had roasted malt, caramel and grassy hops. Finished dry and bitter.