ADfan (877) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 11, 2016
In the glass the beer pours a honey amber color with a nice head. Aroma has malts, honey and some resin. The taste is smooth with more malts, honey and some hops. The beer has a long finish with a smooth texture. nickd717 (5008) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Draft. Pours clear copper with a lasting white head. Aroma is very biscuity, nutty, earthy. Flavor is balanced, quite bready, lots of biscuit and toast, earthy hop finish. Medium body, well rounded feel, well carbonated. Like a better version of Fat Tire. ClarkVV (7050) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 29, 2016
Draught at the African Lounge, 8/19/16.bulldogops (2885) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 21, 2016
It’s cool to see this still in existence! I’d always wanted to try this back in the day, but somehow never did. This was quite a iconic beer and I can see why. It’s hazy, with a soft, malty-sweet yet well-attenuated texture that a lot of American beers back then didn’t have. In addition, it’s got tons of fruity, lightly juicy hops that place more emphasis on the aromatic and flavor compounds than they do the bitterness. As well, though it’s amber in color, it’s very different from the grainy, iced tea-flavored, monotonous malt creations that dominate the amber ale style. Almost like an unintentional precursor to the New Enlgand IPA and sure enough, though it’s got nowhere near the hop character, it’s not THAT far off from something like Bissell Bucolia, which is quite high praise, at least in my opinion.
Anyways, fun beer, good piece of history and glad to have finally tried it.
Rating #1937 - 2015.09.25 - #CraftTakesSeattle Day 2, Beer 37, Clear amber pour with a creamy white foam. Aroma is toffee, orange peel, wildflowers. Delicate sweetness, smooth creamy mouthfeel, low-medium carbonation, light bitterness. Balance is lovely. tightslice (1532) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 3, 2016
Location: On tap at Hyatt House in Redmond, WA
brucebruce81 (392) - GUAM - JUL 10, 2016
Aroma: Earth, leaves, grainy / dusty malts
Taste: Dirty / earthy malts with a great grain build and the right amount of vegetal bitterness
Palate: Murky but crisp
Overall: A great balance of earthy, malty, bitter...one of the more unique / stylized but palatable Amber Ales
This was smooth and had a mahogany flavor. It was smooth and finished so well, did I say it was smooth? This was a very good beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone bartzluke (598) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 24, 2016
12oz from tap at a lake-side bar. Flavorful and well balanced. An easy beer to drink a few of without getting tired lf the taste. teamsale (317) - Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2016
On tap. Pours a cloudy amber with a thin tan head, good lacing. Smells and tastes of nutty malt that’s a bit sweet with a superb mildly bitter finish. Lasting aftertaste. sebastokrator (134) - - MAY 29, 2016
Dark copper pour. Smells of caramel and bready malt. Taste follows the nose with just a hint of hops. A solid amber. ads135 (5232) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 19, 2016
Pretty good Amber, especially since I’m not a big fan of the style. On the sweet side, pours...well...amber, and has a strangely acidic finish. Creamy mouthfeel.