beastmaster (381) - Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at carolina alehouse in Durham airport. Color is a solid amber coloration. Deepred brown. Head is big and frothy. Floral aroma, fruity baby food, peach aroma. This is hands down my favorite amber. I dont like the style, but I like that this one is sweet. This reminds me of an alchol based peach sweet tea that isn’t overly sugary and has a good malt overtone. Although not typical for its style, it has a wonderful balance fpr what it is. Medium light body, well carbed, keeps its head, beautiful color, flavorful. Great beer. Wish I had some in texas. No bad aftertaste and not too strong. Good solid amber without being a typica amber. Love this beer.
obxdude10 (2306) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Outstanding Amber / American pale ale. I see it’s listed as an amber, but it to me, it definitely drank like an APA. I enjoyed two pints of this beaut on draft at Sugar Creek in Nags Head. The beer poured a bright and clean copper color with an ample off-white head. The head laced nicely around the inside of the glass. The nose was very inviting with plentiful notes of fresh, spicy and bold hops. The flavors followed suit, with a ton of full and bold happiness. There was also plenty of bready and biscuit flavored malts. The finish was smooth and slightly creamy with more fruity and spicy hops. Really nice ale!
HighlanderOne (1296) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2016 On tap at Packs tavern. Faint malt aroma. Pretty amber opaque, some lacing.
Toasted malt flavor with nut and toffee notes. Crisp dry hop flavors as well. Creamy feel. Not bad.
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft ay Carolina Ale House. Roasty caramel aroma. Deep copper color. Large off white head. Well balanced beer. Not overly malt and only slightly Roasty taste. One of my favorite amber ales.
nearbeer (5218) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2009 12 oz., bb Aug 08. Clear dark copper with a ruby tinge and a small, creamy head that lasts and laces well. Aroma of earth-spiced molasses, tea leaf and caramel. Flavor is grain, molasses, tea leaf, biscuit, light apple, toasted nut and some slight resin on the finish. Light-medium body is smooth and lightly hop-tingly. This is a very good example of an English style premium bitter.
cmc619 (501) - California, USA - DEC 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is like an amber ale dueling with an APA. The amber starts out ahead in the nose, but then the APA gets a foothold and hops start to take over. But amber prevails with a biscuity, caramel assault in the finish. Great beer to drink, my favorite from Natty Greene’s. First tried at mini-beerfest at Durham Art & Science Museum, Science of Beer event.
Drake (13301) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from Lowes Foods in Hickory, NC on 4/7/11. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized frothy offwhite head. Decent head retention and lacing. Malty, nutty aroma. The taste is caramel, nuts, chocolate and bitter hops. Medium bodied. Refreshing. Nice beer.
FROTHINGSLOSH (7489) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My friends Tom and Jen brought this one up from North Carolina. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark caramel color with a medium sized creamy orange-white head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was sweet and tangy caramel, nut and was very malty. The flavor was toasted caramel, malt, faint dark fruits and toffee. The finish was medium length toffee and caramel. Medium body and smooth. Very good for style.
Travlr (23576) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. Clear amber color. Aroma of caramel. Taste is caramel on toasted graham crackers, very nice flavor for what is usually a pretty plain style.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear amber color with a creamy off-white head. Caramel and mild nutty malt aroma. Lightly sweet. The flavor was malty sweet with a citrusy hop finish. Medium body. It’s a decent amber.