ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber pour with off white head. Aroma of roasted caramel malt, floral hops, kind of warm like a whiskey. Similar taste with a nice bitter hop finish.
Butters (3572) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with the guys at the Inglorious Emergency Tasting. Very nice bright caramel pour with ring of tan head. Nose of sweet and tart caramel with a slight hint of vegetal on the flavor, but perhaps just nutty. Some hint of floral hop for balance. Good malty amber.
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a lasting ring of off-white head with a clear, amber body. Caramel and floral aromas. Flavor is burnt sugar, butter, and apple floral. Semi-dry finish.
osu97gp (612) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is floral and very sweet. Flavor of grains and some fruit, with a hoppy finish. Was expecting much worse.
maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Colonial Downs Rhythm, Bets and Brews Festival on 06/20/2009. Clear copper amber bpody with a small frothy white head. Sweet light fruity and floral aroma on a caramel background. Sweet grainy and light fruity caramel flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - JUL 26, 2009
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very nice pour, great sticky head and beautiful ruddy amber color. Dry malt extract and a touch of artificfial sweetner on the nose with grainy bitterness to balance.. Sweet malt palate gives way to a very nice hoppy bitterness. Somewhat floral hop spice lingers in the mouth. 84
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Sample Date: 6/20/2009 Source:Other) Colonial Downs Rhythm Bets and Brews. Clear slightly amber light brown with small white head. Lightly grainy aroma with some earthy hop notes. Flavor is lightly grainy and fruity with a light floral earthy hop flavor. Medium finish with light residual bitterness. Solid American Amber.
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Whole Foods in Greenville, SC. Pretty good all-around amber. Nothing extreme, but not bad. It won’t impress you with a big amount hops. Just an average amber.
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Flying Saucer - poured a copper color with little head. Aroma was sweet and came across with caramel malt and bread. Taste was malty and earthy with decent carbonation. A slightly average amber ale.
ChainGangGuy (4229) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.69 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a clear, dark amber body with a large, frothy, off-white head. Fair amount of lacing on the way down.
Smell: Malty, lightly sweet-smelling blend of caramel and pale malts with, as the taste, some toasty hints. Light fruit notes. Spicy, earthy, maybe even a tad herbal hop scent.
Taste: Pale and caramel malts, a tad toasty, and with a medium amount of slight candyish sweetness. Touch of fruitiness. Spicy, lightly earthy hop character, seemingly English, and with only a medium-low amount of bitterness. Finishes dry, malty, and with merest bit of lingering bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A pleasant, reasonably well-balanced amber ale. I liked it well enough. Though, if you’re interests reside with the bitter, tongue-pinching West Coast ambers, you might want to look elsewhere.