Cybercat (4987) - Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks like a typical clear amber, but a little more appetizing than most. Aroma is strong and smoothly hoppy, not outstanding but still inviting. Flavor is rich and overwhelmingly malty - hardly any hop bitterness and exceptionally smooth. This is one beer worth savoring.
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2008
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This amber was fair. More flavorful than most ambers and a nice finish. Very average.
Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On-tap at Stone Soup, Landrum SC.
I tend to favor local beers whenever I get the chance; TC definitely qualifies as a local brewery for me. Of the three I sampled (Amber, Doppelbock, and Pilsner) at dinner, the amber was my least favorite; HOWEVER, it was stellar with my dinner entree: she-crab soup and Vietnamese duck spring rolls! The very quality that drove the beer down in my book -- too sweet on the tongue -- married it perfectly to the food.
Palidor19 (3145) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I find this a very effective beer for drinking on a casual front and on special occasions. If its winter malt like flavors yet low on the hop flavors. Still this solid beer.
nick76 (4370) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The aroma is full of caramel, yeast, and malt. The appearance is amber with a large head. The flavor is like the aroma with an astringent bitter taste. The palate is smooth. Overall it’s not that good.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A trade extra from emacgee- that I forgot to enter until now. Highly hazy amber, light brown in color with red highlights. Aroma- sweet caramel, and light hints of fruit- cherries, light touches of hops- overall the aroma is pretty subdued. Taste: sweet caramel- gets a bit dusty and alittle bit stale- some fruity hints, with a light hop bitterness in the finish. Thanks Ethan.
3fourths (9064) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Very fruity maraschino cherry hop nose, along with a sweet, wet malt and bread smell. Flavor is much the same, with the damp, slightly moldy bread note a little more forward, and the cherry flavored hops coming across with more of a cedar wood flavor. Biting and striking, decently bitter for an amber ale, and overall not as bad as the average rating here.
SSSteve (4006) - - FEB 9, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
cloudy amber with a small head. caramel aroma. flavor is caramel and some tangy fruit. better than most of the others i’ve tried from tc. mild sourness.
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours an amber colour with a small off white head. Nose of caramel, floral hops, grain and touches of fruit. Initial taste of sweet malts, red fruits, grainy and earthy hops. Finishing with light roasted malts, nuts and bitter hop. Palate duration is average. Light to medium body. Dry finish. Some head retention and lacing of the glass.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a clear, rusty amber color. A small off-white head settles almost instantly to a wispy film with a small edge. Minimal, spotty lacing noted. The aroma is dry and bland, mostly comprised of dry grains, soured caramel, and moderate floral hops. The flavor follows suit. A boring, uninspired blend of spent caramel, bitter floral hops, and a touch of spice do not impress. The body is watery, maybe just a bit more substantial that your run-of-the-mill pale lager. I found the mouthfeel to be dry and harsh. This is not a good beer. Borderline drainpour.