802CATAMOUNT (3) - gastonia, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2010 does not count
this still one of best beer i have ever tasted i have been drinking it for 12 years ... ray and his brewers sucessfully made this beer awesome every batch......you should try this beer Jenafly75 (10) - Sea Bright, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Nice change of pace for me, a perfectly balanced Amber Ale and incredibly full of all sorts of my favorite flavors kenk99 (168) - Leonia, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2001
Best beer I've ever had!......................................... JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2003
Terrific ale! Lovely cloudy amber appearance with an average head. Well hopped with a nice bitter finish. Highly recommended! Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 31, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2004 22 OZ bottle: Pours dark orange with a huge head, that breaks down from within leaving only a shell of foam. Be more careful than I was. Wonderful fresh aroma of hops. The taste is much more balanced than the aroma would suggest. Very nice malt backbone. The 'American Amber Ale' style type is a little baffling (or maybe I've only had bad examples). I only wish there was less foam.
belgianhomebrew (645) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - APR 22, 2002
Nice hop aroma. Good hop flavor balanced by a slight maltiness. A great beer from a great brewery. jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2003
On draft. Deep amber/copper, slightly hazy with thin head and lace. Nose of caramel, citrusy/resiny hops, brown sugar and others. Huge caramel malt base with loads of resiny hops, the sweetness balances perfectly making this a damn drinkable brew. Will have to try again for I did not take notes. Schroppfy (2362) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2004
Very malty, and yes, citrusy, and at the end of the long flavor was a wonderful flower petal sweet bitterness a little like the pale ale from Tuckermans. Very good. Thanks, Barry. I really think McNeills is underrated on this site, even if they crack the top 50 they would still be.