hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2007 Not too bad. Pours a clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet malt with a touch of caramel. Thin palate. Taste is decent. Lots of malt. Some sweetness in there, maybe the caramel. Slightly bitter finish.
jake65 (2745) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 25, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Clear amber pour with a medium white head. Nose is malty and sweet, just a hint of hops. Taste is mild with malts and citrus hops, just not very defined in either. Thin and a bit watery.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2007
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Lightly roasted caramel and toffee malting top to bottom...with some light to light-moderate herbal hopping bite. Below average and uninspiring amber.
Papsoe (25079) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of Degarth. Clear, amber golden with a small, off-white head. Lightly sweet, caramelish nose. Medium body with dry and lightly burned caramel and some bittering hops in the finish. I can see how this is labelled as a märzen, it’s just SO different from a German example of the style. 280507
Ungstrup (29957) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A copper colored beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with primary notes of caramel, but also a light spicy touch. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel and a spicy note of coriander.
lipscomb216 (80) - USA - JAN 23, 2007
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Nasty, crap, garbage, disgusting, I can think of many terms for this beer. I HATE Budweiser, and it tastes better than this. The appearance and aroma are the only things that give this beer any points, in my book. Metallic sweet cough syrupy taste, I will only drink this crap if I am high and have cotton mouth. Bleck!!!
Treephiend (58) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2007
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
uuugh... I don’t know where to start. Typical amber color (at least they got that right) off white head. Tastes of metal with a strong dish soap finish. I bout a 12 pack thinking it we be more than drinkable and ended up giving it away to friends that would come over. Some of them claimed to like it I guess. I thought this was worst beer I have ever tasted.
DYCSoccer17 (3383) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 23, 2006
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2006 12 ounce bottle courtest of Grant. This is part of his Christmas gift to me. Metallic, fruity, buttery, diacetyl aroma. Some light floral hops are also detected in the nose as well. Kind of a weird aroma. Transparent dark golden body with a small, off-whitish head. If this is "amber", then the king of nomenclature must be blind and tongue-less. Horrifically sweet, underattenuated, cidery mess. Wow, this is vile. Grant, you’re a fucking asshole for giving me a bottle of this shit. The prior ratings of this give me no faith in the raters on this site or they tell me this was a bad batch.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2006
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Crystal clear dark straw with poor head formation/retention. Light nutty and shortbread aroma, fairly prominent yeast. Little hop presence. Flavor is initially sharply sweet, with strong metallic notes. Some malt nuances throughout (no hop flavor), but all obscured by a sharp, taut, somewhat sickening sweetness that the finishing bitterness comes nowhere near heading off. Finish is sticky with a lingering molasses-like aftertaste. Overcarbonated. Way, way too sweet for my tastes.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Arnie and Vic! This was a really great amber ale. Clear, sharp amber pour with a thinnish head, nose of baked bread, hops, chocolate. Tastes very balanced. Outstanding example.