josanguapo (1919) - SPAIN - FEB 9, 2017
From Beergium. In Teku glass. After dinner. Full of delicious toffee toasted notes. It demonstrates that this isnt a style I dislike but a style with lots of bad examples around Schroppfy (2362) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2002
Rerate: Bumped to 4.6 in a head to head with Alesmith's ESB, although the two are completely different animals. I go with my original comments re: the Cascades, but also the malt is deeper, richer, sweeter than I remember from before. Superb, if a bit out of style guidelines. I HIGHLY recommend this brewery, as does VENOM. Find at hitimewine.com...now! Original: 6/07/02: Hard to believe, but even better, IMO, than Alesmith's ESB. More hoppy (at least more caascadey) than the latter, yet still very richly malty. But the killer, that gives it a 10 in aroma in my book, is the yeast addition. This is omething special, and I broke my cardinal rule, my prime directive...I only ordered one! doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 25, 2008
For some reason I have never tried this beer before. What an awesome amber ale. Pours a nice reddish/brown color with a thin off-white head. Smells hoppy and spicy. Kind of a hoppy spiciness. That mix of grass and citrus, you know. Tastes very good, nice and hoppy but not too aggressive as to be offensive or anything. Nice warm malt flavors on the back of the tongue. Palate is super crisp, thin body and nice and dry on the finish. Good carbonation.
This is one of the best amber’s I have ever had, if not the best. Definitely a beer you could sit down with and enjoy continuously for many, many hours. topher_78 (28) - California, USA - JAN 25, 2012
I poured this brew into a Becker Pint glass. I was treated to a perfect Amber hued brew that delivered about a fingers worth of khaki head that left impressively good lacing. I brought the glass to my nose and took in a deep whiff was greeted by aromas of toasted malt and pleasant hop notes. The flavors of toffee, caramel and toasted malt combined to make one of the most unique and inspiring beers I’ve tasted in a long time. When drank this brew has an almost chewy like mouth feel to it and lacks nothing in it’s character. drpimento (3755) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 23, 2016
This is an excellent Amber. Our room is mostly caramel toffee toasted malt and a little hop. Color is a deep Amber and has a nice long lasting thick creamy head. Taste is where it really shines with toasted malt Sweetness in the background and some hop bitterness in front balanced with Just Right carbonation. Finish is outstanding I could drink a ton of this.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2005
This beer is a masterpiece! It pours a brilliant glowing amber with thick rocky head. Aroma is mildly muted but caramel apples and noble hops are shining through. The flavor melange gushes forth with aspects of melons, caramel, lemony hops. Lingering bitterness. Just spectacular! Many thanks to DarkElf - this is a great beer. ads135 (5010) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 4, 2013
This is one of the best amber ales I’ve had. Malty, caramelly base with some subtle citrus and other spicings. Sessionable.