SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 4, 2010 AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
rated 4/21/03 at Wet Dog Cafe, Astoria. Listed as Astoria Amber on the blackboard, this was medium amber in body, slightly cloudy and an a thin white head. Mildly malty front, smooth middle, and a light hop bitter finish, actually a nice balance.
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a hazy light amber with a medium white head. Great lacing. This tastes as good as many IPAs. Great malt caramel body. The finishing tartness of citrus, hops and grapefruit lingers mildly on the tongue for a long time. BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 28, 2008
This brew definitely has a strong hop influence...light to medium tangerine color with a small off-white head. Nice bitter floral hops...pine, citrus and then the malt kicks in. Brown sugar, honey, biscuit. Really enjoyed this beer (and the burgers were incredible too). BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Decent enough beer, with some toasty caramel maltiness and floral hops lurking in the background. Overall this is a pretty well balanced beer, that would be good in a session. Stays true to its malty routes throughout. bhensonb (15190) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 19, 2007
Draft at the brewpub. Medium caramel malt aroma with some floral hop. Amber color with an off-white head. Medium body with spritely carbonation. Flavor is more floral hop than malt. Finish is more malty than hoppy. Good drink. AstoriaJerry (8) - Astoria, Oregon, USA - AUG 15, 2006 does not count
This is more toward orange than amber. It came to the table with a nice white head that tended to last. It had fair lacing. It has a nice fizz and is fairly clear so a person looking for a more traditional beer would like the appearance.
This beer has a light hop nose with little malt aroma.
The taste is clean and light. Minimal hop flavor and a light malt finish. I has a quick finish that is slick and not too lasting. This one is just one step up from the pale ale and not over powering. This is a beer that can be drunk in quantity.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2006
A nicely poured reddish brown color with a bit more carbonation and a very faint whispy off white head. Aromas are faintly hoppy and full of toasted malts, finish is slightly sweet. BillKismet (4057) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2005
This brew appealed to me on sight with a gorgeous, cider brown body and a small ring of carbonation. Small wafts of malt in the nose preceded a rather toasty malt flavor. Complex for an amber with enough of a hop balance--though they definitely take a back seat-- and a pleasant, but indiscernale flavor tones. Little bitterness. This is an amber worth having around. Odeed (1803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 17, 2005
@ elephant bar under the name "big e".pretty average amber overall.very light in a roma and taste.although it was 105 outside so it was kinda nice. Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2005
Hazy amber with a light, creamy head and no lace. Smells like grassy hops and some lemony citrus. Bitter hops with some malts in the flavor, but mostly hops. Astringent bite at the end.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Sampled draught at Wet Dog Cafe/Pacific Rim, Astoria
Amber color, light hops & definite esters, seems very similar to the wheat. The flavor is tangy, malty with a small bite of hops.