jebert (442) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a copper red with a small tan head mostly dissipating. Nose is malty. Fairly creamy, the taste profile is mostly malt, other grains and a hint of yeast. Hops are well hidden. Only average mouthfeel, as carbonation appears week. An OK beer but there are better ambers than this one.
madvike (2407) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle - Yep, that’s amber, with a thin off-white head. Smell is lightly sweet malt with some floral, soapy hops. A touch of yeastiness floats about. Lightly toasted sweet malt, with a tangy, grainy finish. Herbal hops and some earthiness on the long finish. Biting carbonation and syrupy slickness in the mouth. Not very good stuff.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt and caramel. Poured amber in color with a small head that disappeared immediately. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, caramel, lager yeast, slight toffee, and slight toasting. Medium body. Lightly thin, then lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, lager yeast, caramel, slight toast finish.
nuplastikk (3839) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 3, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. The bottle now states "Special Amber". Recipe change? Macro brewery malt aroma. Filtered orange-tan color. Frothy white head. Rather insipid amber malt taste, medium bodied and dirty. Mild soapy bitterness balances it out. A touch of crystal or dark malts gives it an inkling of decency, but overall this is sub par swill.
esjaygee (3859) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber with off-white head. Aroma of caramel and sweet malts. Taste of caramel, sweet malts with a mild bitter finish. Not as good as Capital amber though that’s classified as a Vienna and this an American Dark Lager. Decent but not great.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
thanks to skyview for sharing. Dark copper color with a sweet malty aroma. Faintly nutty but an off finish.
capitalbrewer (17) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Virtually no head. Lightly reddish brown in color. Thin on the palate, and goes down easy. The taste is overall pretty ordinary and bland, with no genuine hop presence. Nothing special.
If you’re in Middleton looking for an amber, you’re better off with the Wisconsin Amber from Capital Brewery.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 13, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear medium orange color. Head was two fingers high and off white with decent retention. Aroma was of husky, syrupy grain with a little molasses. Slightly sweet with minimal hop bitterness of about 1 out of 10. The flavor was predominantly cereal grain with a some mushy raisin and subdued grassy hops. Bland and unoffensive, yes. Bad, not quite.
JK (4174) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2007
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Not very good. Plain dry malt. Thin body, and unprocessed grain flavor. No hop presence. Light red color.
badgerben (4334) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another one from Skyview. Dark copper color with no head. Slight aroma of sweet malt. Very dry and dusty malt taste. Simple and unoffensive.