MartinT (9852) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2010
My Bottom Line:DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2011
Caramelized malts galore make up most of this Amber Aleís flavour profile, for a well executed but infinitely linear recipe.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the hazy, dull amber.
-There are so many caramel malt flavours here, the flavour profile becomes reminiscent of a diluted barley wine.
-Light fruitiness comes from the malts.
-Citrusy hops are really not important; this is not really balanced.
-The finish is storyless; just more of the same.
12oz, bottled on 9/20/11. 5.8% ABV. Halfway-hazy orange color, minimal white head with a sparse webby surface. Very nicely hopped with a pleasant orange-peel aroma. Spots of lace. Crisp carbonation. Light bitterness with tart sweetness. Really nice. A fantastic amber. arminjewell (9585) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2009
A fairly good version of the style, nose of malts and tastes of just the same but fairly weak in body and finish. onceblind (9428) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Slightly hazy amberish copper with a thin foamy white cap. Nutty Amber malts and a bit of sweet toasted English muffin. Crisp, smooth, mellow and semisweet flavor full of toasted English muffin, a hint of caramel and cereal grains, crystal and Amber malt and a wee pop of noble grassy hop flavor and bitterness. Really smooth and tasty. JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2009
Tap at MSP airport. Pale amber beer with a nice tight white head. Aroma is lightly hoppy with a nice fresh crackery/caramelly maltiness. Pretty nice chewy sweetness. There is a light noble sweetness on the back. Quite vienna-ish, despite it being an ale. Good balance of spicy hops and sweet malts.
3fourths (9331) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2005
I think I have old bottles. Not spoiled, just slightly tinny and oxidized... but then a couple of them havenít had such a strong presence of that stale taste. Overall this is a light, crisp but sour amber ale, with light flavors of honey, triscut crackers, copper and tin flavors and a smell of raw corn (like a corn field) and other grains. mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2007
[394-20070702] 355mL (w/ jerc). Wheaty malt and toasted straw yeast aroma with a hint of fruit, apple if anything. Slightly hazy, dark orange body with a long-lasting thin creamy white head. Grainy vegetable alcohol flavour with toasted yeast. Light-medium body. Not impressive, something funky there. douglas88 (9058) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Botte. Pours a deep amber with a decent white head. The aroma consists of malts and sweet bread. The taste is subdued, some sweet malts, a bit of hops, some bready parts, and maybe a light side of fruit. Easy to drink and smooth. Nothing too special though. czar (9004) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
from firkin at slows bar bq, detroit - cellared. unclear dark golden with a small slightly bubbly off-white cap, minimal retention and no lacing. toasted grains, pepper, specialty malts, nuts, hint of sweetness - brown sugar, fruitiness - berries, bit of caramel. soft if not flat carbonation, light body - oily and dense, balanced grassy-herbal-peppery finish. quite tasty grain bill. nice. solidfunk (8838) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Great for style. Nice creamy texture on this with extremely good balance between hops and malt. The blurb lives up to the fruit claim as well - there are definite hints of orange here. Foamy head with good lacing. Pours orange with a little cloud. Bottle from brewpub store.