lamas (1419) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Bottled on: 08/09/04. Clear copper pour with small light-tan head. Aroma is a little of citrusy hops and a little of sweet malts. Nice sweet malty backbone that gives way to some deliciously bitter citrusy hops. Smooth and caramely. There’s some bite but the bitterness does not linger very long. This is really unlike any other amber ale I’ve had. More like an APA.
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a very well done beer- so far the best from Troegs that I have tasted. It has a clear amber color and is basically an ESB in anything but name (except slightly more hoppy). This beer was formerly known as Troegs ESB I believe and it has the subtle balace of hops, malt and caramel that one would expect but in this case without the characteristic British yeastiness. A fine ale
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours lite with little head. Pretty dry and hoppy with a touch of malt that gets through. Great overall beer....
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not really to style. Not sweet enough. Much more an American pale or an IPA, I’d say. Enjoyable beer nonetheless, it’s just that the amber malt can’t cut through that much hop.
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - APR 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep gold nice with a off white creamy
head that clings to the glass as you drink.
great floral hop aroma and flavor that doesn’t overpower the maltiness of this brew.This beer seemed bigger in ABV then it appears to be.Great stuff!
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A nice amber color pour with a thin white lace head. Hoppy armoma with a nice little bite to it. Interesting finish, not as dry and I would have expected it with the smell.
Rballs01 (280) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice amber-gold, starts off with a nice hop flavor and finishes with subtle malt. An interseting malt flavor i might add. Definitly for the hopheads out there.
Sirjohn03 (39) - New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber in color,nice white head. very very hoppy and smooth. highly recommended if you like hoppy beers.
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice golden amber coloring with an aroma that is definately floral. This beer has a taste that is very smooth but also offers some bitter hopness. A very good beer that I definately recommend trying.
Cows9 (41) - Dumont, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2005
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a great amber color with a long lasting head. Aroma is good but nothing special. Wow!!much better than expected. Nice malty, caramel flavor turns into a nicely hopped finish. Supreme balance of malt and hops in this one. Perfect carbonation. Best Amber ale I’ve ever had