KansaiBeerLvrs (5249) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 14, 2017
Fish Tale Organic Amber Ale 5%
Keeping on from the Naparbier ZZ Amber this is a slightly darker red with a thicker beige head of foam that has substantially more staying power.
The aroma is less hoppy and more earthy caramel. Medium bodied and a touch raspy in terms of carbonation. The taste is malt-forward with caramel, cocoa, tobacco leaf and some sweet citrus thrown in for good measure. It kind of reminds me of an English Ale though I suspect this bottle may be roughly a year old...
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone hershiser2 (3533) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2016
Bottle from Total Wine, Gainesville. Pours amber with a small soft off-white head. Aroma of caramel, soap, light fruit. Flavor is fruity caramel, sugar, grass. More sugar than anything else. Nothing to seek out here. BillKismet (4090) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Lovely amber hue, ok head. Gentle hop aroma melds well with medium crystal malts. The body is also well balanced between easy hoppyness, and slightly sweet crystal malts with a touch of chewyness. This one has a good body too it and I think the sum amounts to more than the parts. A really solid amber. katrinaez (2139) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2015
A quality amber. Nice dry start with a lightly sweet finish. Not too hoppy with light malt. Bottle. FrenchieK (20) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy sparkling amber-orange with a small off-white head. Very sweet aroma of fruit and sugar. Taste is also quite sweet and sugary with some caramel malt, grain, breadiness and very mild hops. Thin bodied.
malvrich (334) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2015
12 oz. brown bottle into a halice
A: Very hazy murky dirty tawny pond water color. Small 1/4" haed quickly rose and fell leaving spotty lacing down the glass.
S: Malty smell with earthy hops blending nicely with toffee. Slightly nutty.
T: Caramel malt flavor with toasty bread and a thin sweetness. I do still get and like the earthy hallertau flavor. Tastes kind of watery overall. Not very complex but the beer is very cold. The slight nuttiness from the nose opens up a bit as it warms.Also a faint piney note but too little too late flavorwise to save this from mediocrity.
M: Thin feel and slightly lacking in carbonation, however the sweet note lingers a bit.
O: Really wanted to get into this since it’s certified organic, but nothing wows me here. Reminds me a bit of Bell’s Amber but not as good. The watery feel is a bit of a turnoff. HippieFee (465) - - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle - slight malt flavor with no bitterness. Carmel flavor. Typical Amber style beer. mcberko (18431) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
On tap at Fish Tale Brewpub, pours a filthy orange amber with a small white head. Aroma is nearly non-existent, with light bready notes and very subtle hops. Flavour is along the same lines, with dry bready malts and light hops. Boring incarnate - competent but nothing to this. Ferris (16096) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
Draft - Light caramel malts. Dirty yellow brown with a decent white head. Caramel with a light bitter bite. Simple and nice. slowrunner77 (12471) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"has a bit too much of what my buddy calls "dirt malt" for me to really get into this one. spicy hops in the aroma and flavor, enough to balance and then some, but the mix of flavors is so so at best."