YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - DEC 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bitter hoppy and grassy and also malty nose. Amber color, small layer of a head. Short light bitter kick which lasts medium long.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - NOV 10, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Copper pour with a decent head, aroma of roasted malt and hops. Good malt to hops balance, nice bitter finish, one of the better ambers I’ve had. Glad I took a chance and bought a sixer at San Clemente for $6.99.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Pizza Port (Carlsbad), California.
White head, hazy dark orange body. Quite week fruity and grassy aroma. Also fruity, grassy and light malty in the flavor. Not very interesting but drinkable!
SpringsLicker (2944) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 2, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Lord Gorlock for another fine souvenir of the 2004 World Tour.
This pours a deep Copper with hints of red. The head is thick and creamy.
Very weak aroma. Some malt and hop character, but thin and somewhat weak overall.
TAR (2393) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light rufous with a mild haze. Compact, lacy ivory foam. Heavily malted nose with tangy plums, buttered caramel, dates, and peach esters. Whsipers of powdery malt, perfumey/earthy hops and pine. Ample body. Fine, dense carbonation, yet fluffy and full. Substantial earthy hop bitterness withstands the thick malt wall and caramel-covered nuts. Hops gain more bushiness toward the core, deflecting the sweet malts and igniting the slippery, fruit esters. Soft body embraces the jellied malt textures with ensuing caramelized banana flavors and slight sharpness of the roasted malt hulls. Malts are slightly chalky, as well. Remains chewy and thickly malted into then finish with lasting date sweetness amid snippets of apple acidity, grainy roast, and fresh hops. Quintessential session brew.
MartinT (7321) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2005 Sweet fruit permeate the full body before green hops come on strong in the end…Oranges and red apple skins tease the tongue but the lack of complexity of this style usually bores me and this is no exception…The near-Belgian carbonation works wonders for the citrusy and resinous hops...More a shark lick than a shark bite, but a very fun-loving one at that, and a very good West Coast session…
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dry, hoppy aroma. Fluffy head. Light/medium body. Taste is a little hopp, malty enough to be balanced. Drinkable, but not really special.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amber appearance. Decent head retention with sticky tan lacing. Burnt coffee pot aroma with some caramel thrown in the mix, with a light hoppy perfuminess. Average.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz, snifter. Caramel, bread, nutty malt (M); flower and herb hops (L); red apple aroma. Average sized, frothy, off-white, diminishing head sits on a clear amber-red body. Moderately sweet, lightly acidic flavor becomes a lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter finish. Medium body, watery texture, average carbonation. The bottom line is: run o’ the mill amber.
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
More like neon orange in color with a very nice thick off white colored head. Aroma is very hoppy, especially when considering the style. The flavor profile presents much more maltiness than the aroma suggests. This is about as good as amber ale ever gets.