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 (4918) - St. Louis Park, 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 (4596) - 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.
Skyview (5295) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Picked up single 12-oz bottle at Brennan’s Country Farm Market in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Pours a clear light amber brew with a fast dissolving creamy white head that has some good lacing. Aroma of light caramel malt, some toffee, light apple, and flowery hops. Taste is light to medium bodied, light carbonation with some light caramel malt, light fruity and a touch of apple peel. Finish is semi-sweet with a light apple bread aftertaste. A drinkable brew but nothing spectacular.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: William Brennan’s Dark Amber
Source: Tasting, Ticker Tasting
clear amber, fine off white head, bits of lace,
sweet candy caramel aroma,
rich caramel flavor, touch of sweetness is balanced by earthy hops,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - JUL 29, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured clear amber, white head. Caramel, toffee, some roasts. Finishes dry. A little thin. A drinkable brew.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light, not dark amber color. Smell of malt, hops, bananas, hairspray and caramel. Taste of light roasted malt, hops, toffee/caramel, bananas, wheat and a flower garden finish.
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Watery. Not much hops . Malt, toasted grain and carmel. Average amber ale, a style produces an endless stream of bad offerings.
hopdog (9713) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Poured a deeper orange color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, toasted malts, and on the grainy side. Tastes of caramel and toasted malts. Thinner body.
Ughsmash (7354) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured a clear deeper orange with about a minutes worth of white head. Nose found a solid dose of sweet malts (caramel and toffee) as well as dried apricots. Caramel and toffee were a tad roasty in the flavor... the apricots showed up again and were paired with hints of cherry and orange. Only bitterness found was in the floral form at the finish. Drier on the palate with adequate carbonation. Nothing exceptional, but certainly tasty and drinkable.