nickd717 (4102) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 26, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at Pyramid Taproom at Oakland Airport. Cloudy pale amber in color with a one finger cream-colored head. Faint aroma of caramel, nuts, and English yeast. The flavor is actually a bit yeasty, oddly enough. Sweet and malty with just a tiny bit of hop bitterness. Medium-bodied with average carbonation. The epitome of mediocrity, more or less.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap at papago 8/26/10.
hazy red tinted amber with a white head.
odd smell of spent matches??? mixed with caramel malt and roastiness.
it tastes like smoke, wood, sweet malt and nutty caramel.
rich medium body but crisp. smoky? 5/4/3/12/2.9
bb (8314) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 3, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Slightly hazy amber-brown with a cream colored head. Toasty malt aroma with light burnt malt. Toasty malt flavor with light earthiness. Medium bodied. Toasty malt lingers with light earth.
gnoff (9509) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught as a 5 oz sampler at Pyramid in Sacramento, CA, on April 23, 2011
As "Alehouse Amber Ale"
Shady amber color, off-white head. Sweet, hoppy, malty, somewhat roasted taste. Moussy mouthfeel. A bit roasted aftertaste with hints of coffee, turns more fruity in the end. Medium bitterness. Fruity but also somewhat stale scent with sewage hints.
bnoel09 (572) - Elk Grove, California, USA - APR 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Sacramento location. Color is a dirty, rusty reddish brown. Aroma is malty with light spice. Flavor is smooth and malty. Not as sweet as most Ambers but it is really well balanced, has sort of a rye flavor. Overall a very good amber ale.
Zymurgeist2 (1752) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the Oakland Airport. Pours a very hazy burnt orange with tan head of small, tiny bubbles. Lots of rich malt and wheat on the nose. Medium-full mouthfeel with chewy biscuit. Taste is heavy malt that is slightly sweet and taste lingers around the mouth. I might be a little generous on the score as it is pretty darn good for an airport beer.
JaBier (6773) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the brewpub in Berkeley on 8/8/10. Hazy amber/copper pour with a thin off-white head. Aroma of crystal malt and a bit of roast. Light crystal malt flavor with a teeny bit of hop.
IrishBoy (4085) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft! Nose of caramel, light candi sugar note. Cloudy brown with a small beige head. Flavor is caramel and a little roastiness with a hint of vanillin.
riversideAK (6078) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Toasted bread and doughy yeast aroma, some light fruity hop aromas. Pours dark amber, cloudy, unfultered, decent creamy white head, light lace. Flavors of doughy yeast, toast, caramel, lightly acidic hops. Almost chewy mouthfeel.
Sledutah (6897) - Utah, USA - MAY 7, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Pyramid in the Oakland Airport
Appearance: Slightly hazy dark amber with a small off-white head and nice lacing
Aroma: Sweet malts, caramel
Taste: Sweet malts and caramel
OK, but nothing to write home about