ndubs360 (114) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a clear amber color witha small white head. no lacing on the glass. Aroma is overpowered by yeast and malt. no hop presense whatsoever which is what i look for in a good amber ale. Not much here, a dry, unimpressive aftertaste. over carbonated.
Stevesie (263) - - JAN 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old review. Nice dark amber appearance. Relaxed malt and nuttiness. Very drinkable amber that was a perfect autumn seasonal. Probably my favorite beer ever produced by Pyramid. I miss this one quite a bit.
reebtogi (3703) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle pours amber in color with a finger of white head that leaves a spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel with some herbal and grassy notes and hints of spice. Taste is a bold caramel malty sweetness with a herbal and grassy hop bitterness. Medium bodied with nice carbonation leaving a pleasant sensation on the palate. A pleasing amber ale that is quite satisfying and unique.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 12, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a medium amber color, nose is sweet and caramelly, taste is a little too sweet, no real bitterness, fake tasting.
jtclockwork (6212) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice light brown color. Nose and taste of caramels, light breads. Rated 9/30/02
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2010 Pyramid Ales--Broken Rake Amber Ale
2000 12 oz. Bottle. 6.40% ABV (4.0 / 5.0) Amber Ale--Clear bright rich copper amber color with bronze hints. Floral fruit malt front. Fruity body with rich sweet malt flavor. Tasty with clean finish. Sampled 8/16/2000.
2001 12 oz. Bottle. 6.40% ABV (4.0 / 5.0) Amber Ale--Rich and crisp with decidedly Oktoberfest flavor. Clear rich bright amber color. Fruity malty mild hop front. Medium body is malty,fruity, and dry sweet. Belgian hint? Ends with mild biscuit ESB hop notes. Sampled 10/12/2001.
2002 B New Block Logo 12 oz. Bottle. 6.40% ABV (3.75 / 5.0) Amber Ale--Clear rich thin bright amber red color like turning leaves. Floral fruit hop aroma. Light banana ester notes. Thin rich body with sweet caramel ester fruit flavor. Toasted biscuit hints. Clean citrus end. Sampled 10/24/2002.
2002 A New Top Old Bottom Label 12 oz. Bottle. 6.40% ABV (3.75 / 5.0) Amber Ale--Cloudy rich dark bright amber color. Floral fruit mild hop front. Light head. Medium lace. Thin smooth sweet fruit body. Creamy mild citrus hop end. Yeast ester, toasted bisquit notes. Too fruity. Sampled 10/21/2002.
Broken Rake Seasonal Amber Ale 2003 12 oz. Bottle. 6.40% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Amber Ale--Slightly hazy rich amber color. Light mild lace head. Floral fruity mild yeast hop front. Sweet thick fruity caramel body. Tangy yeast toasted doughy hints. Sweet mild citrus hop end. Rich. Too fruity. Sampled 10/12/2003.
Pyramid Breweries, Inc.--Broken Rake Seasonal Amber Ale--2007 Release--12 oz. Bottle. 6.10% ABV--24 IBUís. (4.25 /5.0) Amber Ale--Fest. Tan rich tight lacy head. Clear bright thin dark rich amber color. Mild fruit hop malty front. Creamy mellow sweet toasted caramel mild fruit malty body. Mild tangy hop cloying malty clean smooth Fest end. Sampled 8/15/2007.
2008 Release--12 oz. Bottle. 6.10% ABV--24 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) Amber Ale--Fest. Rich lacy dense head. Clear rich bright amber color. Malty toasted mild hop front. Rich mild creamy crusty toasted caramel mellow amber fruit hint malty body. Smooth clean easy refreshing mild hop spice mild sweet malty end. Rich malty Fest Amber. Sampled 8/17/2008. 6-Pack--$6.99.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a golden amber toned body with an off white head. Carmel and chewy with some light toasted malt, hints of earth and nuts. Butterscotch, a light wood notes, caramel and toffee with a mild session body and a sweet slick finish. Decent.
DialSquare (2036) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From an old rating note: 12oz bottle. copper pour with thin head. caramel, sweet malts and buttery notes in the aroma. vegetable vibe to it in the taste. mostly about the malts.
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - NOV 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep amber with a thin beige head. Aroma is all crystal malt. Nice flavour notes of caramel, lots of crystal malt. English hops, very nice sessional.
unclemattie (3899) - Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2009
1.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
short 12oz, twist-off bottle. Light copper color. Aroma of toasted malts. SOUR FLAVOR. A bad bottle?!>#@ Where is the malt? GROSS> Not very beery.
patricks110 (1482) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A wonderfully colorful and vibrant amber ale. A bouquet of scents primarily malts, caramel, nutttiness and barley make an interesting aroma. Taste is better than the aroma. Caramel malts, sweet and clean. Palate is undertoned and overall this is a pretty good beer.