Oakes (12633) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark cherry amber. Caramel, nuts, orange in the aroma. Bitter, rooty body with long caramel notes.
Travlr (11976) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Saint-Ex. Amber color, thin white head. Aroma of fresh hops and butterscotch. Full bodied, good malt/hops balance. Very drinkable.
bu11zeye (11952) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a lightly cloudy amber body with a small white head. Aroma od caramel and citrus. Bitter finish. Hoppy, sweet malt flavor.
argo0 (11555) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber body with a quickly dissipating medium tan head. Aroma is sweet, strong grapefruit, floral, caramel. Taste is medium sweet grapefruit, supplemented by light caramel and floral notes. Medium body. More aggressive than "amber ale" suggests, which in this case is a good thing.
bhensonb (11130) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 12, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
NIce aroma of citrusy hop with underlying malt. Beautiful copper/amber color with a light tan head. Starts with wonderful hops, mostly citrusy, followed by a thrust of malt, ending with very nice bitterness, possibly with some pine coming past the citrus. It’s all in the perception. There’s some sort of tobacco type spice? in the finish? Maybe it’s a bit of herbal note. There’s something there. Really very good.
Leighton (11122) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Certainly does strike a superb balance between malts and hops. Pours a dark, rich amber hue with a mild, off-white head. Nose is citrus hops and slight, roasted malts. Flavor has nice, earthy hop bitterness and burnt malt character. A few notes of caramel and coffee. Medium bitterness and sweetness. Smooth, rich body. Finish is tasty with warm, roasty malt aftertaste. Flavor could be a bit more robust but overall this is a great beer.
jcwattsrugger (11086) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle-pours a foamy to rocky tan head with cloudy copper color. Aroma is sweet malt. Taste is caramel malt then medium hops. Dry and OK carbonation.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
hazy dark amber, wispy off white head, light dry caramel malt aroma and earthy hops, creamy body, well balanced caramel malt flavor with malty sweetness and earthy hops, long bitter finish, very tasty for an amber, more like an ESB
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
Tmoney99 (10712) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured deep copper color with a large frothy off-white head that lasted and produced excellent lacing. Complex citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium smooth bitter flavor with a medium bitter sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a standout beer.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber with with large beige head. Sweet aroma with toasted malt, caramel and hints of hops. Flavour likewise though hops are more present. Bitter finish.