PaleAlex (1) - South Pasadena, California, USA - JUL 22, 2017 does not count Bolt (117) - Boulder Creek, California, USA - AUG 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Full Sail Amber Ale (USA) is another great example of American brewing. Well balanced and fresh with never even a mention of imported skunk. I managed to forget about this but now have adopted Full Sail with Drakes IPA, & Eye of the Hawk. The three have been very much appreciated. Full Sail being very pleasing and easy drinking and very economical.
caramel, toast, woody, vanilla, smoke, skunky, soy sauce, cooked vegetables, cough drop, hershiser2 (3230) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2017
Bottle from Total Wine, South Richmond. Pours amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is floral, caramel, nuts. Flavor is roasted caramel, nuts... slightly sweet, pretty good. Surprisingly better than I envisioned. ruigo (2948) - PORTUGAL - JUL 18, 2017
33cl bottle. Clear amber with a small off-white head. Nuts, caramel and biscuit. Nice. Idiosynkrasie (7516) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2017
355ml bottle. Clear, dark amber colour with small to average, frothy to creamy, moderately lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Floral-herbal-spicy hoppy aroma, hints of menthol and peppermint, minimally chococlately, malty background with a chocolate cookie touch. Taste delivers an identical combination of flavours with an additional touch of lemon in the hop profile. tricksta_p (4644) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2017
Bottle from a supermarket in Oregon. Aroma is sturdy caramel malts, notes of toffee and ripe fruits with a hint of hops. Flavour is almost medium sweet and moderate to medium bitter. Body is medium. Agreeable American Amber with a bittersweet finish.
DavidWoodruff (619) - Windsor, California, USA - APR 26, 2017
Amber leaning towards brown with a thin cream colored head. Toasty malt aroma. Flavor is nutty - raw almond, with a nice rounded malt sweetness. Some balancing bitterness as it finishes. All around pleasant if perhaps noncommittal. I remember the good old days when there was just a happy hint of diacetyl. scoth (685) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2017
Pours clear amber with a thin beige head, low retention. Aromas of toffee, toast, nuts, with a light earthy hop note. Medium body, smooth, moderate carbonation. Lightly sweet, a hint of tartness, and a moderately bitter finish. Enjoyably
bitter and nutty, but I’m not usually a fan of the style and this brew doesn’t do anything to change that. biermanny (1) - - JAN 6, 2017 does not count
great example of a good full bodied ale, good amber appearance and aromas when poured. Nice on the palate with a mild hoppy taste gripweed57 (2460) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2016
12 ounce bottle. Pours a deep copper color with a small tight beige head. Rich toasted malt nose with nutty tendencies. Flavor follows the nose with additional notes of caramel and mocha. Spicy hops come through and offer a nice balance to the sweet maltiness. Well crafted and full of malty goodness. tfontana (968) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 11, 2016
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from Manchester Wine and Liquors. Aroma is bread, caramel, nuts. Appearance is dark amber with trace sparkle, 2-finger width frothy beige head and minimal lacing. Taste is as aroma with caramel dominating, late fruit. Palate is medium-to-full bodied with thick texture, average carbonation and sweet, dry finish. Overall, a nice representative of the style. Not too heavy.