rodenbach99 (4678) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2013
Bouteille de 1pinte 9 onze. Born on 02/26/13. Amber ale sur les stéroïdes, cette bière est fantastique à tout égard. La robe ambrée est dense, la tête crémeuse invitante. Le nez est presque tout en houblon si ce n’est que ce léger caramel qui apparait soudainement parmi les cocotes de houblon frais. La bouche est tout aussi sublime, houblon, houblon, amertume, houblon et caramel discret et ce malt qui supporte le tout. Merci Patrick. AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2013
I remember this being the best Amber I have ever had. Great hop presence, nice maltiness. Thanks for sharing. DiarmaidBHK (6143) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2013
Bottle from whole foods Devon. Pours yellow with an inch of white foam that leaves lacing. A Bit of hops on the nose. Big floral hop flavor on the tongue. Has a nice amount of bitterness on the finish but does not feel likes hop bomb. A beer that redefines the style. ketchepillar (1208) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 15, 2013
Nice fresh hoppiness. Not sure how this classifies as an amber, and not an IPA, but whatever. Very grassy, but in a good way. Ed5388 (3488) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a huge tan head. Aroma of toast, lots of citrus (grapefruit, pineapple) and some pine. Taste is toasted amber malts, some spicyness, citrus, and pine bitterness.
michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Bottle from trade with Phatdog1. Been interested in this because of such a high rating within a style that gets less respect than most. First surprise was the medium brown pour, which I was not expecting, and then a beautiful thick resilient and clingy head, followed up with a surprisingly intense VERY fresh hop aroma that puts many IPAs to shame. Flavor is definitely hop forward, which supports my view that the highest rated Ambers and Pales push into IPA territory to garner those ratings. Anyway, it’s a solid hop presence, and really the main attraction, although there are some carmel malt notes in there too. Reminds me of a Bear Republic Red Rocket Ale. Mouthfeel is substantial enough. The head lasts through the entire glass. I understand why it’s rated high; nice to have tried this one. Can’t help but feel it is more IPA than Amber, however. Silphium (3224) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle via trade. Murky red-orange-brown body, thick to medium clumping head. Rindy nose, mostly grapefruit, with caramels and toast. Dense and layered. Lightish biscuity, toasty body with abundant hops. Soft yet rich. sloth (2955) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Large, thick tan head, good retention and lace. Hazy, orange/red hued brew. Fat ass hoppy nose, pine and citrus, lil earth. Fully medium body rather chewy, lazy carbonation, resiny. Big, chewy malts are a hint sweet, caramely and backed with a large, balancing hop charge. Fruity, big and juicy. Kick ass Amber! Maine Beer Company,s beers all seem to be bottle conditioned. I think this has alot to do with their product being so nice. Keep doing what you do guys as its working well. IrsLuver (29) - Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Smells piney and citrusy. Color is a deep amber with long lasting foamy white head. It tastes as it smells. Mouthfeel is thick. Bricks (1160) - Delaware, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Aroma of pine, with a hint of cat pee and grapefruit. Great amber-burgundy color with white decent sized head. Quite bitter, like rye. Pretty complex, dry mouthfeel.