badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
average amber...typical reddish copper body with little head...aroma is of caramel and sugary malts with a touch of floral hops...flavor is similar but seems more dominated by the hops than the aroma would suggest...nice malt/hop complex...no 3.5 however
guzzler67 (1673) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin, white head atop a light copper hue. Caramel malt aroma along with some soft fruit. Fair amount of sweetness introduces the malty taste with the hoppiness coming on stronger near the finish. Good example of the style.
CMUBEERMAN (427) - - APR 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is pretty good for an amber. Pours a clear orangish copper and has a white head. Aroma is malt, earth, and sweet citrus. Flavor is sweet creamy malts and some brief grassy hops. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied...and a bit oily.
bu11zeye (12868) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 18, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear copper body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, grass, and light citrus. Flavor of caramel and mild hops.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful amber color with lots of bubbles and a nice long lasting white head with good lacing. Aroma was moderately hoppy while flavor was lightly bitter. This ale was very creamy on the palate with lively carbonation and a nice clean crisp finish. an execllent choice for an amber ale.
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper color with off-white head that fades quickly. Strong aroma of roasted caramel malt and hoppiness. Slightly fruity-sweet flavor with a strong malt and hop presence.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a nice clear orange body with a medium-sized frothy white head. The aroma is fairly subtle mainly holding notes of caramel and cookies as well as some fruity hops. soft chewy body. The flavour profile is somewhat straightforward but I like it. Itís mostly caramel and toast malt flavour here but there is a good amount of fruity twang towards the sweetish finish. Bought at Merchantís Fine Wines in Dearborn, MI in April 2006 (Batch 7240).
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
great amber color, smooth, easy drinking taste make it one of the best ambers iíve had, great in the bottle, even better if you can get it off tap
whateveralesme (22) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAR 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of my favorite amber ales. Very smooth, easy to drink, and tastes great.
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Red brown with not too much head. The aroma is mostly floral hops with some subtle (and particularly not too sweet) malt. The mouthfeel is the strong point of this beer, with surprising creaminess for an amber. This is rather hoppy as far as most ambers go (bordering on a malt lacking IPA). Thereís some sweetness, but mostly one dimensional, not really having the richness to completely balance the floral hops, but still not bad. Thereís a lingering almost malty bitterness in the aftertaste, but even by the time I got home, I could still taste the hops.