argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 23, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, light chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, caramel. Creamy meadium body.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 19, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden-amber with robust caramel-coloured head. Light caramel and nuts aroma. Toasty, nutty, caramelly flavours. Sweetish finish. On the bland side of the style.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Source: Charlie’s Ale House, Munster
dark amber, thin white head, light dry malt aroma, solid body, good rich malt flavor, good balancing earthy hop quality without being hoppy, low bitterness, with a touch of sweetness it would make a good scottish ale
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
Tmoney99 (9576) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with a small rocky white head that diminished quickly. Medium sweet malty aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Full complex malty nutty flavor with a medium finish.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 19, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of Acknud. Pours a reddish brown with a nice white head. Smells of tangy malt, roses, some earthy hints, peppery splashes and some sweet malt. Taste lives up to the expectations of the aroma with a nice tart tanginess complimented by some nice sweet malt. One of the better amber ales I’ve had.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Highly toasty and hoppy amber which could use more of a hop kick.
Appetizing toastiness is the dominant feature and well done at that. Softly fruity, a soft yeast character peaks through the dominatingly malty structure. Strawberry and peaches offer a juiciness that complexifies the otherwise bready taste. Gently mineral which brings it into English territory.
A touch of acidity hampers its otherwise interesting malt extraction. Not very hoppy at all, so again, this Upland beer feels a bit on the sweet side of the spectrum.
Upland porter 7473
Clean and tasty porter that goes both into fruitiness and darker malt flavours.
Not one-dimensional. Clean all throughout. Gentle smoky kiss in the finish ends up a soft chocolate lullaby. Hard to decipher fruitiness stays there all along. Highly drinkable with all this softness. Not overly sweet.
Timid light-body. Not all that complex, but straightforwardly well done.
BBB63 (5601) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color with a huge head, good lace, medium-bodied. The aroma hints of chocolate, spices, and hops (cascade?). The flavor was somewhat sweet with a good balance of hops. A little bite on the palate but finished clean. Recommended.
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I liked the pour, a clear amber with a huge fizzy head. This turns rocky as the sides slowly collapse, leaving a cone in the center and thick lacing in its wake. It has a sweet, fruity aroma with caramel and a taste of nuts along with a light floral and orange hopping. The flavor is less complex, a sweet caramel with a nutty and floral bitterness. Not bad.
Note: My bottle’s label read "Hoosier Hops Amber Ale" and I’m awaiting a response from the brewery to verify that it’s the same beer.
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Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at the brewpub in Bloomington, Indiana. Pours a clear copper amber brew with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates to a fine film top and a thin off-white ring. Aroma of caramel malt with some dark pitted fruit character, some yeast and a touch of floral hops. Taste is medium bodied, lightly carbonated with flavors of caramel malt, some tropical fruits and some citrus zest. Finish has a mild bitterness with a light roasted nuts and caramel malt aftertaste.
heemer77 (5053) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium copper body with a lightly yellow khaki head. The aroma is rich with some walnuts and iced tea. There is also a little bit of orange citrus. The taste has some woody notes, like paper. There is also some light cheap tobacco and a little bit of orange juice concentrate. A decent amber, but it needs a little more malt to balance the oranges.