RasterMaster (258) - , Oklahoma, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange-amber pour into a thick, pillowy cream-colored head that slowly dissipates into melting lacing as carbonated bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass into a lingering layer of foam. Aroma of spruce, sweet nutty caramel, malty citrus, and yeasty biscuit. Initial flavor of roasted nuts and chocolate that fades into a lemony, citrusy finish.
thejoeshow (232) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a nice amber/brown color with a bit of chill haze. The head was a bit underwhelming but had sufficient lacing. Aroma is fairly faint but you do get a bit of caramel and a dash of...spice? The flavor is heavy on the toasted side. It’s a nice change of pace having a toasted amber with a touch of sweetness at the end...rounds it out nicely. The mouthfeel on this beer is rather nice and full. A lot of ambers fall short here but this one has it right. I could drink a bunch of these.
allendodd (113) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy red-orange with a modest yellowish head. Initial nose is hops with clear, sweet malt under it. I never know what to expect when I get something called an amber, and, for some reason most of these beers seem to have a nasty coarse bite to the palate. Not this one. This one has a distinct malt flavor with a clear chocolate flavor running through-out. There is a slight metallic taste in the finish, but nothing that I would have noticed if I wasn’t working at it. I like this beer just fine and am wondering why it is getting kicked around so much in the ratings. I’d buy it again.
webbcreative (111) - , Oklahoma, USA - FEB 22, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark amber, with an eggshell white head. smells kinda fruity, metallic. Taste is also a bit metallic, and kinda sour also lots of carbonation. overall not bad, just not that enjoyable to me.