Bigassfish (140) - Naperville/Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2005
Pours carmely redish color with tall white head. Nice hops flavor shotgun1431 (138) - franklin furnace, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Amber with a lite tan head. Lots of tiny bubbles and peppered with malts when held up to light. Slight bitter malty aroma. Smooth malty flavor. Nice! movezig (137) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Great amber. Lots of caramel malt background. Nose is wonderful. Very easy to drink. Great fall/winter brew. jonnabrix (137) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2007
I’m not usually too impressed by a standard Amber Ale, but this hit the spot. The aroma is fresh, pretty hoppy, with a touch of sweetness. The taste is a great balance of sweet caramel malt and some bitter hops. Overall, well done. toby00777 (135) - California, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Pours a murky orange color with a nice foamy off white head. Aroma is pleasant with some toffee, butterscotch, citrusy hops, and a bit toasted. Taste is pretty well balanced with more of the citrus and malty sweetness noted in the aroma.
psuCE03 (135) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2007
Hazy brown orange color with a light head. Nice taste with hoppiness at the end JustinBathurst (134) - Corner Brook, Newfoundland, CANADA - OCT 6, 2007
Nice bronze colour. The smell is excellent--a bit of sweet floral, some malt, well-rounded. A yeasty bread loaf scent is also there.
Mouthfeel is average, but not bad. Taste makes up for this.
Subdued sweet start, some orange peel taste, sweet kick without being too overpowering, bitter chocolate-roasted coffee finish. Bitter aftertaste that lingers for a little while. Some hops to make it worthwhile. This would be an excellent session beer, I think. High quality and easy to kick back while still enjoying the taste. Airlifter (134) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - FEB 17, 2008
A light copper color with lots of sediment. Head is a frothy tan. Not much aroma. Flavor is a bit too sweet. Hoppy, but not bitter, with a hint of straw and nuttiness. Not all that great. shackinetics (132) - Florida, USA - APR 3, 2008
Pours a misty copper with small off white head. Some visible yeast particles. Caramel malt aroma with fruit tones. Mildly sweet flabors with some apple caramel bite. More sophisticated than most ambers. I also found it to be a little low on carbonation... Good beer. mctous (131) - Herndon, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2009 Sweet caramel malt, yeast, and earthy hops waft from the glass. It pours with a light but firm carbonation. Medium caramel malt flavor with a lot of diacetyl yeast residue. The diacetyl character detracts from the palate.