kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2009
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - JUL 9, 2009
Date: July 12, 2009
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: light malt aroma
Flavor: rich malt flavor, nice caramel sweetness, light breadyness, light balancing bitterness leading to a short bitter finish
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 9/20
Bottle at Dos Coyotes in Davis, CA. This Amber was maltier and more full than many I’ve had, but I prefer that anyway. It wasn’t terribly crisp, but the palate was tame. Good beer. DTM (870) - Vacaville, California, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Bottle from Nugget in Vacaville. CA. Poured a dark amber color with a good sized white head. Smelled of carmel hops and just a hint of hops. Tasted of sweet carmel malt with a hint of hops. Balanced with the perfect amount of carbonation make this a great beer. Ratman197 (15754) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2009
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness and hints of citrus and pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, earthiness and light fruittiness with a smooth dry lingering malty finish. GAManiac (1946) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2009
12oz bottle courtesy of jh1982 poured into a tulip.
Pours a dark clear amber with a healthy off-white head that recedes to a small cap and leaves light traces of lacing.
The aroma is very light with some sweet malts dominating with hints of light fruit and some earthy hops, though the hops are really faint.
The taste is a mixture of biscuity malts, caramel sweetness and a faint dry hoppiness in the finish.
The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with soft carbonation and very sweet and sticky overall.
This is a fairly drinkable amber that doesn’t have much complexity as its dominated by the sweetness of the caramel malts. One dimensional but OK.
hayduke (5742) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 26, 2009
From a 22 oz bottle. This poured a very clear amber with a medium sized head and light lacing. Nose is caramel malts with some floral hops. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is malty with very light hops. Finish is dry. iowaherkeye (2804) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 28, 2009
22oz bomber, no date from the Bottle Barn. My bottle states 5.75% ABV. Clear copper amber with a small off-white head, fair retention. Some floral and lightly piny hops up front with a nice toasted and caramel malt backbone. Flavor is much the same though the clean caramel seems to turn a little bit earthy here. The finish is semi-dry with bitterness around a 2-3. Moderate carbonation with a light to medium body. As far as ambers go, this is definitely one of the better examples that still holds true to the style, i.e. not too hoppy. beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Sampled on 3/31/2009. This amber ale pours a dark amber color from a 22oz bottle. Small sized white foamy head, with nice lacing. The aroma is caramel malts and some floral spicy hops. A medium bodied amber. The malts are caramel and sweet. The hops are floral and slightly spicy. Lively carbonation. Interesting beer, its not really sweet like an amber and has a decent hop bite. Very clean tasting. Would be a good session ale. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. bb (9900) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Bottle. Copper colored beer with a small dark cream colored head. Malt and light vanilla aroma. Malt flavor with light toffee and light english hops. Medium bodied. Very light bitterness backing. Malt and light toffee lingers with light english/noble hops. marcus (10974) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 10, 2008
This reddish orange ale poured with a nice beige head and a musty aroma. There is a good smoked malt and barnyard flavor that is thick on the palate.