csaso (1126) - Missouri, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap - decent size foamy head, medium amber color, sweet malty aroma and flavor, pretty basic but not bad
jmikolich (1292) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at River City.... ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ is about all I can say to describe it, its boring amber without any punch or pizzazz. no hops to be found here.
unclemike (2067) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAY 30, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
sample at brewpub Color of a marzen; deep, burnished copper with a bone white head. Lightly sweet caramel aroma. Smooth malt character with some toasted bread intertwined with residual sweetness. Pungent hop character in flavor sticks in the flavor. Pretty unpleasant. Highly bitter carbonation leve
RobertDale (2601) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 7, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampler at the brewpub. Comes a reddish amber with a small biege head. Aroma of malt with a touch of hops. Taste is sweet caramel with the hops just barely there. Easy to drink.
eclaycamp (192) - , Kansas, USA - AUG 13, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
64 ounce growler. I had an opportunity to visit River City while I was in the area last weekend, and I actually came away rather unimpressed. Most of their beers came across as very average at best. Still, I picked what I thought was the best of the lot, the Red Ale, in a growler to try at home. The growler is about a week old but has been sealed the entire time and in my fridge. Pours a bright amber that has, shockingly, red, undertones. Some head on the beer with moderate lacing. Mild aroma with some grassy hop notes and caramel malt character. First taste is underwhelming. Very malty with some mild bitterness and more grassy hops in the finish. The taste can best be described as burnt sugar minus the smokiness. Meh. Itís still not that great. The good news is that itís a very watery beer which means I should be able to drink it quickly, even though itís not all that enjoyable. Should have passed on picking up a growler.
Gregis (1276) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUL 25, 2009
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a dark iced tea brown with a thin beige head. The nose is quite muted: just some dark caramel malt. On the medium side of light-bodied, the palate has a grainy texture and a burnt, astringent finish. The flavor is of burnt caramel malt with a biting bitter finish. This is not a pleasant beer.
missing (72) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - APR 7, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorite Amber Ales. I agree that it went through a period (with a new brewer at the brewery) where the product was weak with little more than a malt forward fizziness. However, the recent (last 6 months) batches have returned to their roots. This is a great session beer. It pairs really well with the spicier foods (nachoís, buffalo pizza, etc.) This is not a hop bomb by any stretch of the imagination but is well balanced.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Date: February 24, 2009
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine beige head, spidery lace
Aroma: light sweet caramel aroma
Flavor: sweet caramel mmalt flavor, light fruity sweetness, touch of earthyness for balance
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
extremeicon (112) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - SEP 17, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear, dark red with a thin off-white head. Aroma of sweetish malt and not a lot else. Body is a little thin and flavor is a kind of murky, indistinguishable maltiness. Finish is bready and bland.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at brewery. Pours deep amber with nice lacing. Aroma is sweet, candied malt. Flavor is cotton candy and roasted malt. Palate spreads evenly. Quite well-made.