jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2013
12oz bottle from Bytemesis, Thanks Mike. This is an amber but also has ESB on the label so I’m a touch confused, but the taste and aroma lead me more to amber. decent beer but i’m finding little touches of sweet toffee like flavors, not sure about that. wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2006
12 oz bottle, Hennepin glass, Noogfest. Brown-amber hue with a medium, off white head. Aroma of caramel, treacle, honey, maple syrup and a floral hint. Astonishingly huge aroma for an amber ale. HUGE, I say. However, the flavor is rather disappointing. In fact, if I rated upon crushed dreams this would get a ’1’ for flavor. But I don’t. Decent taste, feels kind of watered down, light caramel sweetness throughout with a moderate floral bite to the finish. Medium bodied with a watery texture and soft carbonation. MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2006
12oz - thanks Irishboy - Aroma is sticky carmel and toffee with a bit of hops. Pours transparent amber with a huge fluffy head and good lacing. Flavor is roasty malts and hops backed by the sticky carmel and toffee from the aroma. Palate is sticky and tart. Almost a scottish ale in my opinion. Very tasty. tightslice (1309) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 20, 2014
On tap at Flavor in Half Moon Bay, CA. Pour is medium amber. Aroma is caramel, black tea. Taste is smooth malts then quickly turns to mild bitternes (A bit unexpected at first but grows more enjoyable). awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2008
From a 12oz Bottle. Mostly hazy, brown sugar colored pour with a huge head of fizzy beige. Unusually high level of carbonation. Estery nose of pear skins and apple. Malty notes of bread crust and biscuit lay beneath. Too estery for my tastes. Light bodied, heavily carbonated mouthfeel with a dry, seltzery texture. Flavors of biscuit and caramel malt, followed by a bold hop bitterness; in fact, orval-like hop bitterness. Tastes suspiciously bretty, contributing to a funky earthy quality that dominates the finish. Dirty.
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Bitter hoppy malty toasty. Most ambers are big on the caramel and pretty mellow. Not this one! JCW (1278) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2004
Pretty IPAish. Gold color, with a froth head. Aroma is like a dandilion, moderately malty sweet, more bitter than malty. Average body for the style, dry finish. Average beer. aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 10, 2005
Very balanced amber. this not my style. not a fan of crytal malt. But good for style some crystal and caramel malt note light bittering I would guess in the 16-20 IBU range. session beer. papajohn (1250) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - DEC 26, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2006 Bottle from Winter Brews gift pack: Sweet malty aroma with some nuttiness and caramel. Chill haze reddish amber color with a small beige head. Flavor starts rich caramel sweet followed by nuts, a mild spicy bitterness and a light dry finish. Medium bodied and smooth with moderate carbonation. LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2006
a decent beer, but nothing to get over excited over. there was some carmel and malt. hops in the flavor but not in the aroma. very carbonated and bitter.