maniac (3800) - 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 (4375) - 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.
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz shared by smokepot23, thanks Joe. Pours orange with a tan head. Nose is sweet and malty. Taste is sweet malty and overall just ok.
GodOfThunder (1247) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours amber. Taste is musty and old. Bland caramel and grain. Pretty typical amber, not that great.
Rustyham (1724) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2009
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This, even though it was right out of the bottle, tasted like it had been sitting around for a few days. That dusty old Abita flavor. At Beerfest Miami 09
RVABeerstro (13) - USA - APR 11, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours deep ruby-brown with thin, fast-disapating head and no lacing. Has slightly sweet caramel malt aroma with a small hop nose. Flavor is rich caramel and a bit of roasted malt, just enough hops for balance. Session beer.