thetmaxx (728) - West Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 18, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at the brewery. Aroma has caramel notes. Some hop. Flavor is good, and I usually donít care for ambers. Palate is thick and finishes mildly dry. Flavor has a sweet maltInnes to it. Overall its a great beer.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2003 This beer really rocks.
The color is a beautiful Mohogany/Amber. The aroma is very malty and very fruity. Both really come through in the flavor as well. Very malty with a big fruity flavor (plums), but not sweet. The finish is crisp and clean. Just a terrific amber ale.
jazz88 (2522) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 5, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. A mahogany brown reddish color. Lots of caramel and burnt malts. The first sip was rewarded with a cherry fruit flavor. Not being an amber fan, I was very impressed with this beer.
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Toasted biscut with honey sweet and malty followed by a crispy floral hop. Balance is the key. A frothy head that stuck to the plastic cup that this beer was served in.(a sin).
rmussman (1671) - California, USA - MAR 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled in Truckee. A nice brew. Aroma was fair but the key was the appearance. Was very dark red with a thick head. One of the best amber ales i have had. Mouthfeel is smooth and the flavor is nice and hoppy.
boomerbrew (142) - Texas, USA - APR 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewpub. Low aroma (kind of like a Vienna lager), appearance good. Good head retention. Most important the flavor was good. The favor wasnít hot w/alcohol but I caught a buzz.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 12, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very good amber. The description said it had good caramel flavor. I didnít detect any caramel at all whatsoever, but there was plenty of roasted malt present. A nice surprise. This was more of a light porter than it was an amber ale. Still very good though.
heemer77 (5078) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the brewpub. The body was dark copper with a thick khaki colored head. The aroma was almonds and toast along with some oranges. The taste was walnus with some toast and citrus. A decent brew, but a little boring.
troyc (2014) - Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Tap] Light brown in color with a small white head. Hazelnut and some caramel in the nose. The taste is of caramel, grass, some cocoa, bread and grassy hops. Dry and dusty finish. Nicely balanced. Average carbonation. Mild, but pleasant. This was one of their better beers.
BroSpud (1582) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
3oz sample. One of 7 samples tasted while having dinner at the brewpub. I found all 7 to be average or below average with no real standouts. (actual tasting was on 2/15)