adancer (9) - - JUN 5, 2017 does not count TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - MAY 5, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Enjoyed many a pint of this one at a number of places in Seattle, and particularly enjoy this one on draught at the African Lounge, which is an outlet for Mac and Jack beers at SETAC. This beer is a fantastic example of amber ale, with lots of great hop aromas, flavor, and bitterness, paired with really great sweet and caramel malt flavor. This beer pour to a hazy, deep amber color, with a creamy white head, and a good bit of carbonation. The nose is outstanding, with lots of big, fragrant, lemon/grapefruit hop aromas. The palate is firm, with some really good pale, sweet, and caramel malt flavors, paired with a nice fruity back drop of tangy, citrus hop flavor. This beer finishes with more really good sweet and caramel malt up front, then ends with a very pleasing, lemon/grapefruit hop bitterness that lingers. An excellent pint of beer, one that must be tried when ever you visit the Seattle, WA area.
I have nothing bad to say about this beer. Great taste, smooth, after taste is great. I'm a fan.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone dnstone (3406) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 25, 2017
Caramel malt and fruity aroma and flavor. Pours a beautiful copper color with a moderate haze and soft white head. Excellent for the style.
Notes: on tap at the SeaTac Delta Lounge, May ’17 Skrymir (5) - - APR 26, 2017 does not count
My go to Amber ale. One of my first and favorite beers. toast, resin, amber, clear, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, average carbonation, agent_persik (742) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 16, 2017
Cloudy dark amber colour, medium beige head. Aroma of grain, malt, biscuit, honey, hops. Dry sweet taste with mildly bitter finish and bready aftertaste. Medium body and soft carbonation. Very nice amber ale. donandres (527) - Bayombong, PHILIPPINES - MAR 20, 2017
Growler from Total wine to wine glass
Sight: light amber, hazy, big off white foam
Smell: Fragrant aroma, malty
Taste: Medium bitterness, some sweetness
Mouthfeel: Creamy, very good long finish, bittersweet aftertaste Overall: Very good beer, good value for the price
drank: Sunday, March 19, 2017 7:30 PM
Hophead78 (13) - Seattle, USA - FEB 14, 2017
Swietne piwo. Bardzo pijalne, dobrze zbalansowane. Przyjemne w smaku, nie gorzkie. ADfan (870) - 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 (4679) - 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 (6708) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 29, 2016
Draught at the African Lounge, 8/19/16.bulldogops (2490) - 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.