badgerben (4354) - 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 (5104) - 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 (10886) - 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 (8442) - 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 (6967) - 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.
1FastSTi (3269) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours to a basic amber body with a thick foamy off-white head. The aroma is buttery muskmellon and light caramel. The flavor is basic bready malts, light caramel, boring. The palate is medium-light bodied, husky, slightly acedic. Another beer to live without.
ClarkVV (3734) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
2005 bottle from the illustrious StewardofGondor, consumed at about 3:00 P.M. on 5/19/06. Strong head at first is somewhat of a tease, as it quickly recedes to light lacing and a partial cover. Yet it never disappears. Head is butter colored while the beer is a clear orange-melon-amber. As much as I didnt care for the pils, this came across husky, dry, but not too much so, with some barley and even a light caramel-breadiness. Crisp, like crackling burnt autumn leaves, and yes, even a smoky, rye-seed sort of spiciness and dryness on the end. The flavor was quite full of caramel, with an oily, but not thick bread and liquid caramelized sugar mixed amongst dough. Sweet, but yet husky and drying perfectly with lightly engaging carbonation that brings things to a final, clean ending. Ok, nothing to get overly worked up over, but still very competent and defintely drinkable.