jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber, average head and lace. Nice malty nose with hints of caramel, fruit and spicy hops. Almost medium bodied, soft feel, lots of tasty malt with nuances of caramel, smooth, the perfect amount of spicy (maybe a real spice), bitter and citrusy hopping to make for excellent balance. Dryish finish, touch of yeast. Ambers arent the most exciting but this is tasty, could drink many in a night i think. Could be a smidge thicker but this is worth a shot.
BBB63 (5411) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish hue with frothy white head and very good lace. Aroma is yeasty, woody, with light apple and caramel tones. The taste starts spicy and fruity with some smoky character undertone. Smooth but thin, lively mouthfeel. A nice solid brew, quaffable.
Darkover (1498) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber with a beige head. Aroma of malt and a little citrus hops. Flavor of malt and alot of hops. Finish is dry and hoppy.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 8, 2003
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Copper in color with a white head,large loose bubbles..Hoppy/bitter flavor,dry almost astringent.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is an Ok Amber Ale. Light hoppy, grapefruit and light malty flavors. Finishes light, clean, and dry.
argo0 (10388) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottled 11/4/03) Crystal clear copper body with small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, toffee, some spice, light earthy and grapefruit. Taste is sweet, toffee, nutty, some seasonal spice, finishing earthy and light grapefruit. Creamy light-medium body. Very pleasant winter warmer.
Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 6, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Red/copper colored with a good sized white head. Light malty aroma, light malty taste. Great smooth mouthfeel. Ends dry and without much flavor
guzzler67 (1435) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 4, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper appearance with a small head and moderate lacing. Spicy, toasted malt aroma. Pepper spice taste with a somewhat sweet, medium-bodied flavor. Finishes dry.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - DEC 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Body is amber-brown colored with a small, tanned-white head. Smells of winter spices, pine and hops: both flowery fragrant and tangy. Taste begins sweet and spicy with a medium amount of butterscotch malt underneath. The hops hit next with a spicy zing, watering the tongue to a nice bittersweet, grapefruit finish. Aftertaste is bitter hops and some doughiness. Taste buds are treated to an excellent transistion from sweet to bitter. Not sure if this will help anyone, but it reminds me of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale mixed with Killian's Amber sweetness . May not sound great but it works here. Give this one a try, it is better than last year's "Winters Ale," which says something because it was also quite good.
hopscotch (8217) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sparkling clear amber ale with a medium-sized, creamy, off-white head. Very good retention and decent lacing.
The aroma is malty with lots of caramel and toffee. Light citrus notes.
The flavor is very well-balanced, but a bit thin. Hopped very nicely. Medium-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Lengthy, very dry, then bitter finish. Leaves the mouth feeling parched.