rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle share at Hunaphu Day. Amber pour with a bubbly white head. Aroma of grapefruits, citrus, pine and resin hops with some nutty caramel background. Flavor is basically the same with a solid bitter finish. Nice amber without the metallic flavor is usually run into with the style. BeerandBlues2 (13642) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber to mahogany with a large, four finger thick frothy light tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is soft resin and pine hops with pear, apple, and cherry fruity esters, biscuit and cereal malt. Flavor is moderate hops and medium bitterness with supporting dry malt, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium-light body and moderate carbonation. Kabonski (40) - - MAR 6, 2013
The aroma of this beer alone is reason to try it. The color is perfect and the texture is amazing. I truly enjoyed drinking this beer and will certainly be having more. I imagine this beer to be a perfect match with a camp fire or some grilled steak.
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Another bottle from spence. Pours brown amber capped by a beige head. Nose of citrus and nut. Ample bitterness keeps on an even keel, citrus and resin on the finish. Body is medium. Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Intense floral grapefruit hop aroma starts things out. This beer is a murky reddish brown, about as dark as an amber ale can go. It has nice fluffy tan head. Full strength bitterness dances above a subtle malty cake. Weighty body, yet smooth in spite of its tense bitterness. The increasingly popular term Imperial Amber comes to mind. Semantics aside, this is the world’s best Amber ale according to RB, and not a fluke with almost 300 ratings so far. I enjoyed other beers from the MBC and recommend it to any hop head.
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours a brownish with nice red in light. Pretty large head. Smells great of pine citrus bread rye caramel. Tastes same. Nice bite and semi dry. Great beer. AskForJenny (1086) - Ontario, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Nice color, but I give the edge to Peeper. There’s a fullness that not there. Pleasant canary dog (774) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Dark grey, copperish color. Nice big head, as with their other brews. A vinous chocolate nose and chocolate malts are tastefully done. Hops are subdued and balanced very well with high quality malts. And the typical super smooth and clean finish you expect from this brewery. Not my favorite type of beer but excellent, nonetheless. elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2013
16oz bottled December 23, 2012. Served at around 40-45F.
vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Pours very dark brown with strong red highlights, quite dark for an Amber Ale. Two fingers of beige head that leaves nice drippy spotty lacing and recedes to a small cap.
Aroma is pine and citrus hops, strong malt presence of caramel, dates, dark fruit, dark toasted bread, some chocolate. Very good strength.
Flavor starts with big hops, mostly citrus and pine, moves toward the malt with rich caramel, dates, cherries, chocolate, toasted bread, mild to moderate sweetness, good to strong bitterness, mild alcohol. Really tasty, big and bold flavor.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, somewhat sticky, good carbonation.
Kind of having a hoppy Amber Ale shootout...had Nugget Nectar last night for the first time and I gotta say I definitely prefer Zoe. I find this to not only be more hoppy, but also has a more robust malt backbone as well. Just a bigger and bolder beer all around. Fantastic stuff.
Bottle. Dark amber pour with creamy beige head. Flavor is normal amber with a touch of spice hoppiness. Aroma is light almost stale hops.