grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Gingerman in Austin. Lovely brew. Man I love to watch a real ale poured. MMMM. Blindingly golden...not really amber. Always wondered about that. The head looks like it was served with nitrogen. thick...creamy...lacy...longlasting. Smells like apples. No really smells like granny smith apples. Sweet on the tounge...too sweet for more than two or three. Lovingly malted. Lightly hopped. Excllent mouthfeel. Its cask baby. Check it out.
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This stuff is great on tap. I love the malt in this beer, and the flavor is strong across the board. I'm a big fan.
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - MAR 19, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2004 cask.
tried this as a bottled beer and then tried it again at the Gingerman in Houston off the cask. Let me tell you--if you haven't ever tried a cask conditioned beer, you need to do it right away. Holy shit, the flavors are as different as a barleywine from a dubbel.
The hops in a cask conditioned ale are so pure and so true to how they smell when you are brewing that you might as well NEVER drink a bottled beer again. The hops are present and forward, but they have no acidic edge--they smell floral and hoppy without the acid, without the bitterness.
Brew4Dug (139) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brock's version of the classic American Amber is a bit too much on the malty side, but a fine representation of the style. The bottled version loses some of the rich flavor that is presented on tap. I recommend you visit the brewery if you are in the Houston area.
fly (1429) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - MAR 11, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gather 'round chillun and let me tell you about when I first had this yar beer. It was a might long time ago it seems. Been to the brewery. Had it there, had it here, in a bottle, on tap, cask. Memory tells me that it was somewhat hoppier when it first hit the street some odd years ago. Damn, how long HAVE they been around now? Must be ten years plus, right? Anyway, there's something that just doesn't sit right with the flavor. I'll take a damn Siebels class some day and finally put my finger on it. As many like the beer much more than I do. I'll just say it's not bad (and it isn't).
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber? It pours golden, with a little head. Smells light, nothing stands out in particular. Flavour is mostly of citrus hops. Don't like much.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 15, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2005 Re-rated Deep golden in color with a small white head. Aroma of toasted malt,butter,bread. Flavor is bready,butter,hoppy with a sweet finish.
GABF ’03 Amber in color (duh!) actually deep golden. Mild hop aroma, but a nice sweet malt charcater.6/4/7/3/14
jaymobrown (1732) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really light clear yellow color. Some pale malt and hop nose. No really flavor up front but has a nice bitterness in the end. Slight carbination. A solid beer and good for having more than one in an evening.
JoeM500 (1907) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium bodied, satisfying amber ale. Hints of caramel in the sweet malt presence, slightly bitter finish is
short and sweet. Nondescript, but well crafted.
NathanJ (42) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber with a quick dissipating white head. hoppy aroma, and malt tase that fades into a hoppy bitterness. hop and malt both evident and pretty well balanced. quality beer