portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark amber color with a soft tight soapy head that fades. Aroma is minimal malt and yeast. Taste is smooth subtle malt and leave a spice herbal hop finish. Palate is thin and yet creamy and finishes dry.
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
deep amber but not cloudy, effervescent bubbles, thick creamy head. A nice malty, caramel aroma, would have liked a little hop aroma though. Nice malty flavor, a hint of citrus hop flavor. Medium body, slight hop bitter finish. Interesting, didn’t know this is what am American Amber was supposed to be like, but this one is close to spot on per the BJCP.
RobertDale (3290) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Cloudy amber pour with a nice off-white head. Aroma of citrus, hops and caramel. Tastes of malt and citrus with a nice balance of hops. Nice.
Dogbrick (7585) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2010 On draught at the hotel bar in Rochester, MN. The beer is an orange-amber color with a medium off-white head that diminishes quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malt and mild hops. Light body with flavors of sweet malt and caramel along with a bit of hops. The finish is short and malty. Average overall.
reliantkcar (102) - USA - JUL 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bread, hay, citrus, dough, cheese, banana, golden, amber, minimal head, clear, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light body, thin feel, flat,
Brigadier (2875) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was the best offering at a banquet. With someone else picking up the tab I opted to get a 12 ounce pour. For a run of the mill brewery this was a decent amber ale. I would not go out of my way to track down a six pack but for a sessionable beer to pair will with a solid meal it hit the spot.
Aroma / Appearance - The oak body was the color of wet wood drying after a recent flood. Smelling like caramelized hard candy the malt profile was sweet and chewy. Balanced and smooth it was not very assertive. I almost forgot about it while eating dinner.
Flavor / Palate - Balsa wood, caramel, and malt balls tickle the senses. The impression leaves a faint mark on the throat. Light and hoppy I thought of cherry pie extract thinned down 50% with distilled water. It does not set itself apart but this is not bad for a brewery that has to compete with the likes of New Glarus Spotted Cow and Fat Squirrel.
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, hoppy, citrus, grass and pine. Flavour is caramel, hoppy, citrus and grass.
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - SEP 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber orange (surprise), clear with fizzy head that doesn’t last long even as bubbles never stop streaming from the bottom of the glass. Aroma is of fresh, bitter hops reminiscent of a traditional (read: non-West-Coast) IPA. Some fruity esters in there as well. Flavor is mostly crisp hop bitterness with some pine and floral hops. Caramel malt shows up eventually. Medium body with a tingly palate. Good enough that I’d gladly drink it to support local business if Rush River were my local brewery, but not good enough to actively seek it out. In short, a competent yet unremarkable beer.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a lightly hazy, reddish amber hue. A frothy, off-white head settles quickly to a him, bubbly film. Sticky spots and drippy flares of lacing mark the glass. The aroma shows toasty caramel malt with hints of fruit and biscuit, balanced by lightly floral hops. Flavors are the same, toasty-sweet and caramelized, yet sufficiently balanced by lightly peppery citrus and grassy hops. Medium-light bodied, with lively carbonation, the palate is easy going and quaffable. Nice amber.
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a dark amber color with a moderate white to off-white head that produced some average lace. The aroma is sweet caramel, a bit of nuts and some earthy, pine hoppiness. The flavor is burnt malts, almost ashtray with some caramel sweetness. Thin mouthfeel.