gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2005 Pours amber with little to no head. Hoppy aroma and hoppy taste. Bitter but pleasant. Lacks the depth of a great beer but still a solid amber.
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - SEP 28, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Rich slightly hazy amber color, weak head, no lacing and a floral hop aroma. Medium bodied with some toasty malt but unbalanced to the hoppy side, medium bitter finish.
fidemaster (296) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It was like hops and coffee, i didnt get a smooth finish could be a bad batch.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poureda cloudy amber with off white head. Roasted and hoppy nose. Taste was the same with a bitter dry pleasant finish.
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - SEP 7, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled, hazy amber w/ beige head. hoppy aroma, a bit grassy. rich and flavorful.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
the pale tan head lasts forever. roasted malt gives this beer a warm flavor. very very smooth with a dry almost bitter finish
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - sweet malt aroma with a touch of a grassy hop. Nice, cloudy amber body with a beige head atop. Very nice sweet malt flavor with just enough bitterness to balance it. Medium fizzy body. As ambers go, this is an excellent one. I never really thought that I liked ambers, but it is amazing what a difference getting a good one can make. Pretty much all the ambers I’d had for a long time was something like Killians Red. Even though that was quite a while ago, that thought has stuck. Now that I’ve had this one and the one from Bells I know that an amber can be a fine beer.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22z bottle. Reddish amber color (I guess that means tawny?) Quickly diminishing head with small bubbles. Rich, chocolate malt nose. Slight hop alcohol burn in the nostrils. Smooth flavor with roasted coffee maltiness. Light hop finish. Both hop and malt flavors linger in the mouth; malt on the tip, hops on the sides of the tongue. Second glass, more yeasty in the nose. But still good amount of chocolate. Slight more amount of caramel malt in the mouth. I’m in consensus with most saying that it is a smooth easy amber!
dwyerpg (5648) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A slightly cloudy amber with a tan head and a pleasant light hop aroma. This is one smooth, fast-flowing beer. None of the funkiness of regular ambers, probably due to the increased hop presence. A top notch amber.
IrishRed1983 (33) - USA - AUG 20, 2005
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice amber/deep red color with nice head. Very little aroma if any. A clean smooth drink but the flavor is very simple and plain. No complexity to this ale.