jgb9348 (4273) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rich, hazy amber and light brown coloured body with a rich, two centimetre tall frothy tan head - nice look actually, for the style. Aroma of bread, yeast, malt, caramel and a hint of very light spices, with touches of cardboard noticeable as well. Light to Medium-bodied; Earthy, caramel and cardboardie malt notes with bits of caramel, toffee and touches of cherries. Aftertaste shows more caramel and toffee than anything else with some malt, also. Overall, a decent amber with a decent profile, but not much complexity at all. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from La Bodega in Anchorage, Alaska a few days ago on 04-October-2013 for US$1.75 sampled on this side of the country, here at home in Washington on 12-October-2013.
BoostIPA (958) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear amber with a small head that fades fast. Aromas of caramel, some biscuit. Bready. Taste is smooth caramel toffee but not sweet, very doughy. Low carbonation. Very similar to a polotmavy. I like this a lot.
superspak (1889) - Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 ounce can into pint glass, no canning date. Pours murky red orange color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of orange, grapefruit, caramel, toast, floral, grass, metal, and yeast earthiness. Poor aromas with off notes present, with light malt and hop notes; and weak strength. Taste of caramel, orange zest, lemon zest, floral, toast, bread, grass, light pine, and toasted earthiness. Light pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, citrus zest, toast, bread, floral, grass, light pine, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Decent flavor balance of malt and hop flavors; with a watery feel and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is ok. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very poor amber ale. Watered down and weird balance of flavors; but easily finished.
rumproasts (1842) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
can. Amber with small head. This is a style that I don’t fully appreciate, but this seems true to style. A little bit sweet and caramelly. I could use some more hops.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Clear amber with thin white head. Citrusy aroma, like a cape, malty flavour. Finish is naartjie with some pine and a little sweetness
BrewDad (4493) - Olympia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice malt and hops balance. Very good Amber ale. Easy drinking.
PorterPounder (4930) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Portland, Or - John’s Market Place - 12 oz can. Pours a dark copper with a thin off-white head, no real lacing. Aroma is pretty much neutral with a just a trace of worty maltiness. Flavor is subdued with some light citrus bitterness, a little bit of tea, some light toffee. Sessionable. Thick enough mouthfeel.
boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 14, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can... Poured reddish with a beige head. Nose was malty and tangy. This was worst than then the wheat. Just sweet and no flavor. Total Drain pour.
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft pint pour. Amberish/brown color. Decent head. Nice light sweetness. Solid medium bodied amber.
Aml42000 (616) - Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pleasant enough amber ale. Not much nose and somewhat thin on the palate. Slight toffee character and a mild hop finish.