ianwelby (313) - - AUG 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy amber beer with a light citrus aroma. Taste is similar. Lightly hopped and an almost smoky edge to it. Nothing special but drinkable.
mabuzzer (8) - - AUG 10, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask in Hudson’s, East Kilbride. Amber colour with decent head. Slight citrus notes, but otherwise fairly unremarkable.
Imaena (1689) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draught. This is a nice easy drinking bitter that has some good hopping.
niquillis (783) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at Castlecary House Hotel, Castlecary. Pours light amber with froth head. Quite a smoky start with fruits finish. Quite a pleasant smoky session ale.
jd543 (361) - SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bit light in colour given the name. Creamy with citrus/ginger on the tongue.
maeib (8284) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned handpump Malt Shovel Northampton 11/03/13. An oranegy gold coloured beer with a whitish head. A bog standard bittersweet beer. A bit creamy in places. Ordinary and safe. Not a distraction.
stravale (1808) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 11, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask @ JDW Muckle Cross, Elgin
Golden amber, clear, quite dense white head with some lacing
Aroma - pale malts, touch of hay, pale fruits, bit musty
Taste - pale malts, touch of honey, hint of rubber, soft old pale fruits, not a great flavour
Palate - soft carb, quite oily. Finish - some bitterness, bit metallic, odd plastic note
Overall - Well this wasn’t good...it isn’t an amber ale...is a golden ale/bitter
AshtonMcCobb (2045) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle. Pours amber to copper with steady bubbles and a nicely proportioned head. The nose has toffee, biscuits and a grassy/herby note. The taste has ginger biscuits and toffee. The palate is medium in structure and texture with a tangy and fairly refreshing finish. Overall, a decemt ale which I would describe as a bitter rather than an amber ale.
TheCametron (1563) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Cloisters. Golden Amber with a white head. Notes of fresh green apple and a little floral hops. Thin on the palate. Not enough going on. Not a bitter either.
tombyars (1304) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in August 2009. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear pale amber in colour with a thick creamy white head which disappeared to a thin loose head in minutes. Strong fruity aroma with honeydew melon and fresh mown grass, long in intensity. Thin but refreshing mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a fruity note of kiwi, lychees and tart gooseberry. Thin hop resins give a dusty bitter lemony aftertaste. Finish is citrusy with grapefruit pith present in the palate. A refreshing summer session Amber ale and well recommended.