obguthr (3756) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dried leaves, caramel, bran nose, hearty. Clear dark copper, thin head. Bran cereal flavor, lightly sweet. Excceptionally true to style, at least the way I view amber ales.
bartlebier (1640) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - APR 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(2012 US backlog, recollected in abstinent tranquility) Tapped pint@source 14/09/2012. Reminded me of flat Palm with a helping of root beer. Watery, with diffusely aimed toffee and roast notes popping up. "Mild", hence "our most popular selection"? Satanís Pony is not a stallion to-be, but a gentle buck mercifully rescued from the glue factory.
Derek881 (1005) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyed a taste of this beer while in the brewpub in Charlottesville, VA. The beer had a mostly clear copper color with a touch of dark amber and a smaller foamy white head with short retention, modest cling and good lacing. It had a rich malty caramel and floral blend aroma mixed with a lighter grain and cereal characteristic, but was slightly muted overall. The taste was a somewhat sweet caramel malt flavor with a slighter grainy-earthy bitterness, and a touch of cereal sourness. The beer was wet and had a watery body with a lighter, average-to-thin mouthfeel, along with low carbonation and fizz.
DrSilverworm (6288) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample on tap at the brewpub. Light citrus, tropical fruit. Smooth lighter carbonation. Dry finish. Toasty caramel malts. Mild bitter. Fine but uninteresting amber.
blipp (5981) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Sweet caramel malty aroma with some lighter hoppy notes. The flavor is well balanced, with caramel malts, some light fruity notes, and floral hops. Decent.
radagast83 (4548) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at brewery. Poured a light amber color, small white head. Aroma was sticky, sweet malts, light hint of hops. Boring, but still drinkable.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the brewpub in July 2009. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a moderate amber color with a thin white head and not much lacing. The nose brings forward some really faint notes of caramel and some bread. The flavor doesnít produce much more, as there is really just some toasted bread and light caramel. Decent feel with adequate carbonation, but there really isnít much here to carry through.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-26-2010
Vir4030 (508) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium brown with no head. Sour aroma and flavor. Almost like a lemon, but without the flavor.
decaturstevo (4991) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 7, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber pour with off white head and lace. Light caramel and no hops on the nose. Light caramel malt flavor. thin and fizzy
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub: Transparent copper amber with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma of lightly sweet toasty caramel malts with a touch of grassy piny hops. Starts with decent fullness and some light grainy caramel sweetness with hints of light fruits before a drier grainy bitter finish with a hint of tartness. An ok amber ale, but could use a little refinement.