onceblind (10322) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2010
On tap @ C.B. & Potts in Greenwood Village, CO. Copper in colour, bubbly off-white head. Smell is predominately malty and nutty. Taste is confusing. Its mainly malty with tones of liqorice, chocolate cream, with a finish that is only a whisper of grassy hops. Very creamy texture. Was not expecting this lack of a hop profile in an "Amber". It’s balanced for an Oktoberfest, and it would probably make more sense under that label. But, that aside, it’s a fine malty brew. luttonm (6634) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Draft at The Ram in Northgate (Seattle). Lazy watery amber body with thin creaky head. Pretty awful, off-sour malting and watery body. could drink quickly but wouldn’t want to. rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2015 Can remember which Ram I had this at. It is a fine amber ale. Not to bad but not to great neither. Serving: Tap Unibonger (163) - Mount Shasta, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Growler. Pours a medium brown, slightly khaki head with good retention. Very fruity aroma, slight notes of the hops, definitely sweet smelling too. Really mellow flavor, good balance of hops and malt with hops dominating a wee bit, finishes quickly. Medium carbonation, a strange sensation that reminds me of cola, real light body and slightly slick texture. Frank (4225) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2010
This is a pretty typical American amber ale, which is the same as saying it’s sort of bland and vaguely malty. The style can be done well but this brownish amber beverage is not an example of that. It is a bit oversweet, medium bodied with mild carbonation. It is pretty much utterly forgettable.
Sledutah (7790) - Utah, USA - AUG 21, 2010
On tap at The Ram in Boise Strykzone (7560) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2010
Appearance: Clear amber with a small off-white head, no lacing
Aroma: Malty and caramel
Taste: Malty, caramel and nutty
Sampled at the Indy brewpub. Reddish color with a nice head. Some nice and complex stuff going on here. Sweet spice, nice malt, and some bittering hops. Nothing here is big and a good word for this beer is "subtle." I though it was a well done beer. One to please the novice beer drinker and beer geeks, too. mar (5436) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2010
deep amber with a cream head. nose is light caramel, faint hops, and very sweet. decent on the palate, flavor is caramel and light hops. 22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2010
The all encompassing category of Amber ale does not really define this particular offering from Big Horn. Meant to be a crowd-pleaser this beer does not fall short. Relatively non-existant hops and a slightly malt-forward presence make this a very easy drinking brew. Those same qualities that seem to make it popular are also the same ones that do not really appeal to me. The malt flavor is fairly blah, a fairly sharp caramel and a touch of toast. They advertise the usage of 4 different hop varieties yet they don’t really make a big impression on this beer. Average at best. Vir4030 (603) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Pours a nice amber, not too much aroma, not too nutty. It’s a solid amber. Meh.