hopdog (10913) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Caramel, some bread and malty.
cbfobes (2880) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle, pours a clear amber copper with an off white head, aroma has a hint of caramel and sweetness and the flavor is pretty much the same, malt and caramel, meh.
JohnGalt1 (1434) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1" head with nice lacing, brew is amber but when held to a light it glows like a stop light.
Aroma is toasty/biscuit malts with slight floral hops and only subtle yeasty fruitiness... fairly clean really.
Toasty malts up front move into medicinal/spicy hops with a slightly fruity finish.. dry minerally finish.. body is medium with smooth but above average carbonation... way cleaner than most American Ambers.
Overall, if I had to pick a style for this, I would call it a good attempt at an Altbier over an American Amber... that said, I am going to review it on its merits, but NOT as an American Amber.
DCLawyer (2395) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft sampler at Partisan DC. Dark copper with small offwhite head. Caramel malt, grains, damp earth, moldy bread. Not a fan.
Maverick34 (2871) - New York, USA - SEP 18, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a bright clear amber. Your standard malts and grains but unremarkable otherwise
Capa (2566) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep copper with a white head. Sweet malty note, light earth, and very light bitterness. Decent.
Bif (1913) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Served an amber color with a head that fades to bits of lacing. Aroma of malt sweetness, bit of caramel and grain. Taste of malt sweetness and caramel with a touch of grain and citrus. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Moderate body, smooth but a bit short on malt character.
DocLock (9354) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Whole Foods PM. Pours hazy brown, tan head. Nose is munich malt, some earty and brown sugar. Tastes like a marzen.
Svesse (7680) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, slightly toasty nose with notes of dried apricots, orange, toffee, nuts and rye bread. Malty taste with toffee, dried apricots, caramel, candy sugar, orange, rye bread and a balanced spicy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Tasty and well balanced with a chewy malt character. Quite nice.
penstemon (224) - Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a bit of sudsy off-white foam. Aroma is vegetal (cooked veggies), cereal malt, a bit floral, and muted citrus. Taste is caramel/toffee, cooked veggie, cereal malt, herbal, and a bit of orange hard candy. Light-med body. Meh.