rayOfBeer (680) - El Cerrito, California, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Poured from tap a darker shade of amber with a swirl of light and dark tan medium sized head. The aroma had a slight smell of chocolate, caramel and toast. The taste was a sweet toffee caramel followed by an herbal hoppiness that was nicely balanced, leading to a soft bittering finish. I finished this one fast so I may have to re-judge it at some later point. Ethereal (2471) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 8, 2008
12 fl. oz. bottle, St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco, 18th Feb 2008. Pours a rich amber colour with a persistent head that leaves decent lacing. Inviting aroma of toffee, malt, fennel and other spices gets your mouth watering. Peppery at first, then malty and then pleasingly hoppy. Full bodied but lively on the tongue, this stands up well to food. A very nice amber ale. TikiE (368) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2008
Nice and clean! A pretty good beer, that is golden brown, with a light head. Crisp taste, one of my favorite Anderson Valley’s! classact813 (5) - USA - MAR 4, 2008 does not count
caramel, spruce, barnyard, earthy, alcohol, amber, red, hazy, frothy, brown foam, medium body, thin feel, oily feel, sticky, fizzy, bitter, long finish, SamGamgee (2585) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAR 2, 2008
12oz bottle. Clear brown with a small head. Toasty and caramel malt aroma. Sweet malty flavor with with light hopping; pretty smooth and clean. Medium light body with crisp carbonation. Decent.
Maverick34 (3389) - New York, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Draft. An ok pale ale, sort of dark and the caramels were unusual, one gllass was more than enough for me though. dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 29, 2008
12oz. A little more character than most ambers I have had. Poured amber (imagine that) with a bit of orange on the rim. Nose is a bit subdued, but I get some caramel and a bit of citrus. Good hops in the body, once again the caramel and possibly a touch of vanilla show their face and it is then gone in the soft body. A decent beer. tomthompson89 (1983) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2008
amber color malt nose, good hoppy flavor malts are in as the backbone and well done good balance Goodgrief (2071) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 16, 2008
Nov. 2006 - Beer poured a beautiful amber color, opague, small head and decent lacing. Weak malty aroma. The flavor was caramel malts with some mild hop bitterness in the finish. Flavor got slightly richer as it warmed, but still not really strong. Dry mouthfeel. IEBAILI (128) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2008
Light amber colored ale with a dense off-white head that fades pretty quickly, smells mostly of hopswith an undertone of caramel, tastes pretty fruity, apricot and maybe tangerine, really this is straddling the line between an American pale and an amber. Quite a bit of carbonation but fairly smooth feel. A little hop citrus flavor on the finish. Just a small bit of bitterness.