jcr (2763) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2005
Thought this was above average when it came to flavor for an amber ale. Aroma of malts — breads, earth, leather and yeast. The flavor was all malt with a slight bitterness and slightly tart aftertaste. Thin body with nice carbonated mouthfeel. jazz88 (2699) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 30, 2003
Tap. Malty and smooth with some caramel. An amber brown color with a laced tan head. joet (2662) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - JAN 16, 2002
This is a good beer to sit with. Very good presentation with a copper head, mild aromas of malt and vine, with a surprising and explosive flavor of apples, carmel. This finishes long and bitter. One of the smaller but better breweries in Central/Northern California. Gusler (2652) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2001
Nice malty nose, dark amber color, moderately cardonated and a decent hop presence at the end. Close to a Marzen?, Octoberfest toasty maple sugar like tones, a good beer overall as with most of this brewers line. Bockyhorsey (2638) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2005
This one had an aroma of peanuts. Darker amber body with good tan head and lacing. Had a good mix of nuts and dry hops to it. Was a smooth and easy drinking beer.
Reid (2626) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2011
12 oz single from "Lifesource" Salem Oregon. $1.45
By the label can see this one has been around for a while.
Semi hazy dark amber ale with a really nice looking light tan head..thats is thick and creamy.
Very toffee/ Scottish fudge like nose..this attracts me!Butterscotch,cream and toffee mm mm mmm.
f\Taste is similar but with a nice toasted edge to it..i like.
Nice smooth semi-thick body make this a really easy drinking beer.
I thought this a very nice uber malty amber. Fatehunter (2615) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Off the tap with one finger of head on a cloudy, dark straw colored body.
The aroma is citrusy and honey, pretty nice.
The taste is mildly sweet with a hop spicy middle.
It’s smooth with moderate carbonation.
Here’s a good beer with some unique flavors and still an everyday drinker. SamGamgee (2585) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - APR 12, 2009
12oz bottle. Darker red-amber with a lasting beige head. Mostly malty, nutty aroma with some almost tea-like darker crystal malt. There is also a somewhat odd doughy, yeast character that may be working with some not-quite-fresh hops to make an interesting though not necessarily bad aromatic aspect. The flavor is similar, with a medium malty sweetness and modest hops in the finish adding a lightly floral, bitter touch. Medium bodied with smooth carbonation. This is okay but not great, and I’m surprised how much better the dry-hopped version is at the brewpub. Ethereal (2471) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 13, 2009
On tap at Zeitgeist, San Francisco, 27th March 09, with Phyllis. Hazy darkish amber. Toffee malt flavour, decent. illidurit (2458) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Poured into a pint glass. Clear reddish brown with a sticky beige head. Tangy citrus aroma with bready brown malts. Flavor is toasted wheat bread with orangey hops, maybe some caramel. Rather light. Mouthfeel is average in every way. Drinkable but boring.