beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2006
Pours copper with a small white head. Malt and hops in the nose, slightly buttery, nutty, and light citrus. Nutty caramel malt up front with a light dusting of citrus hop flavor in the finish. Well balanced. Not a bad amber. KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2006
Bottle. Pours a gorgeous amber with an aroma of nutty malt. Nice head and lacing. Not bad for 88 cents at Trader Joe’s... Thanks to my fiancee for picking this up during our trip to Illinois, June ’06. Berry and malt abound in this offering, with a sweet finish to boot. Suitable palate. Not bad; I’d drink another. mansquito (7148) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2006
A very respectable beer available for very cheap from Trader Joe’s. Nice amber color with a pleasent and inviting aroma. The hoppy taste is definately there and the beer goes down smooth, but definately makes itself known on the way down. A quality beer, standard as it is. I don’t have any real complaints. Andrew196 (2040) - Katy, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2006
Truly amber in color with yellow edges.....yay! Sweet hop aroma coupled with a thin lacey head. Crisp and hoppy on the palate....minimal maltiness in the finish, but more came out as it warmed.....commendable effort. vyvvy (6857) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 2, 2006
Pours clear amber orange with a very light tan head. Fairly must creamy malt on the aroma with some sweetness. Medium body with some light carbonation towards the finish. Flavor starts out with a sweet malt with some spicy and slight fruitiness. On the finish the malt seems to get a bit thicker and there is a bit of sourness that comes into things. An okay amber, but its not my favorite style.
heemer77 (5361) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 18, 2006
The body is a dark gold that is almost orange. The head is slightly off white and the beer has tons of carbonation bubbles. The aroma Teh aroma is sweet with cherries and some carrots. There is also some hints of sweaty socks. The taste has some apple core and some dry grass in the finsh. The body is light with smooth carbonation. A decent amber. shiroakuma (11) - Brea, California, USA - JUL 13, 2006
Pours a deep amber with a thin reddish head. Aromas of oats and caramel. Very drinkable with a nice finish. I am a big fan of ambers and this one ranks among my favorites. 505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - JUL 9, 2006
Aroma is well balanced mix of hops and malts, not too strong though. Nice amber body, thin white head. Disappointing flavor after such a good aroma. Pretty bland, some burnt, but then just finishes watery and lifeless. Not my favorite beer. tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2006
DId not taste that much like a typical hoppy amber, but it was a fine brew nonetheless. A good session beer. Not my favorite Amber, but enjoyable. frankenkitty (2014) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2006
Bright, shiny copper with a head that settles staunch & creamy, almost cream-colored. Nicely hopped for an amber, there are citrus tones to the aroma with apple, cherry, grape, peach... fruit cocktail, if you will. Flavorful and mid-bodied with robust, sweet grains and mild hops in solidarity. Well-crafted, dangerously drinkable, highly sessionable and utterly satisfying.
I’m not one to normally recommend an Amber, but this is a brew that will please anyone when they simply ask you for "a beer". A wonderful transitional beer to the world of craft brewing.
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