KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber with medium beige head. Fruity aroma with hoppy notes. Hoppy flavour with pine and grapefruit notes. Massive bitterness towards the end.
gunnfryd (10201) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Patricks. Dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is fruit, malt, caramel, hop. Flavour is fruit, malt, caramel, hop, berries. Medium to full body. OK beer.
rlgk (10061) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at The White Horse, London. Amber beer, beige head. Malty nutty aroma, but also rather hoppy.Roasted malt and hop flavor.
imdownthepub (9954) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at Pivo Bar, York. Clouded amber with slight head. Just had to go for it, but it turned out to be quite tart and acidic over a fruity, caramel body, not what I really expected. Smooth and a little thick on the palate, a bit of a struggle.
Ratman197 (9454) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bpttle poured a clear anber with an amber head. Aromas of carmel and a little fruitiness. Palate is crisp. Flavors of carmel, toffee and a touch of fruitiness with a dry slightly sweet finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9399) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a foamy light tan head and lined spotty lacing. Caramel malt fruity hop aroma with notes of vanilla and coconut, brown sugar. Acidic bitter sour hop metallic caramel malt flavor with a grapefruit bitterness. Medium bodied and metallic dry palate.
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Stillage at the GBBF, Earls Court 04/08/2009
Pine fruit aroma. Amber coloured and smooth on the palate with a crisp and very dry lasting malt finish.
FatPhil (8997) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle (Bacchanalia, Cambridge)
Drunk at 6am just outside the security checkpoint at Stansted Airport, as we couldn’t take it with us thanks to the fucking TSA and European spinelessness. Dark, clear woody brown like a dunkel. Good beige head, with great retention. Simple dry woody and nutty. Very English in style, a million miles removed from what I consider an "Amber Ale" (namely something sweet, sticky, and incipid). Taste follows the aroma. This is more like a northern brown bitter or even an old ale, but without any of the sourness that sometimes tags along with those monikers. This may be a very simple beer, but it is very tasty and very drinkable.
TwoSipDip (8894) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ home. Dark red orange appearance with a small off white head. Piney hoppy, amber malty nose. Piney, bitter hoppy flavor on top of a light amber malty body. Lingering earthy, piney bitterness. I would clasify this as an ESB not an amber due to the strong hoppy bitterness and the lighter amber maltiness. Tastes stronger in alcohol than is present. Way over hopped and probably the reason the hopheads overrate this beer. Pretty good but way more hoppy than the typical amber ale.
daknole (8863) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber pour. Tan head. Lots of hops and malt on the nose. Citrus hops stick out with a sticky amount of malt. Good caramel notes. Another quality stone brew.