roder60 (1282) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2005
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours a brownish goldish amber with minimal white lacy head. Aroma is hoppy and citrusy with undertones of berries and pine needles. Flavor is very rough, abrasive and bitter with very minimal actual flavor. Overall, smells much better than it tastes.
Cornfield (5452) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep copper body with a rocky ecru head, this has a rich malt aroma, slightly nutty, and earthy hops - with a touch of the floral. The flavor is a light caramel malt with a Brazil nut bitterness to balance it out. The finish is abrupt, a slight smacking of hop bitterness, then it’s over. Decent enough.
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scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 21, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sparkling copper, creamy khaki colored head. Caramel, light spice, and metallic nose, with a very light cherry, toasted nut and earth tone upon further warming. Flavor was the same, ok balance, but pretty boring overall. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, light spicy hop finish. This could be so much more...it’s not.....
hershiser2 (1208) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Paid $1.20 for a 12-oz single bottle. Pours cloudy amber brown with no head. I mean none. Thin aroma of malt and dishsoap (no, there’s no residue from my glass, because my glass has not been washed with soap in quite a long time). Bland flavor. Nutbrown like with a strange bitter lingering finish that isn’t all that pleasant. Ehh, why a plain amber for a winter seasonal anyway?
bourne (161) - Suwon, SOUTH KOREA - NOV 6, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark brown ale, very hoppy with a little malt. bit of an aftertaste(hoppy). the palate is sweet with a little nut. head is slightly creamy white.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottled on 10/25/05, Lot# 1804) A malty grainy nose lies beneath an off-white head that is thin and long lasting. The palate is slightly sweet and nutty with an earthy hop bitterness. As the beer warms an English like hop aroma becomes clear. This beer/style is very light for a typical winter beer; it reminds me of what would have been considered a heavy hitter 8 to 10 years ago.
waveman352 (178) - Glens Falls, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle9/27/05. Pours a thin off-white head. Very hoppy bitter aroma with secents of flowers. Sweet original taste with a blandish finish. Thin bodied. Decent brew.
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber body with decent head. Aroma and flavor were both of a mild licorice. Hops blended in near the finish. Smooth on the palate, decent beer.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured reddish amber with a nice tan head. Very nice head retention. Smell had cranberry, brown sugar, berry and caramel. Caramel and courant are effective in the taste. A bit unbalanced at times but tasty. Solid brew but I have had better Amber Ales.
Dorwart (2361) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent creamy white head of very fine bubbles. Good carbonation. Interesting aroma. Malty, with soy and some toffee. Color is a dark amber. Medium bodied. Slick mouthfeel. Some more malts and a slight earthy sourness. Not much roastyness. Finish is oily and slightly sour. Eh, ok I guess.