jimhilt (2626) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Pours a two finger cream head that fades quickly to a ring leaving no lace. Clear amber color. Hoppy nose. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Flavor has some caramel which is quickly overwhelmed by the hops, finish is typical amber - hoppy and bitter. Bottle is labeled Amber Beer Single Batch but recipe is same as New York Amber from July 2002 - two row toasted malt with cascade and Hallertauer hops. $2.00 for a 12oz bottle from Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, Me.
BREWMUSKCLES (2744) - New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2007
like it and always have! wonderful malt hop character. sometimes the carbonation is a little disappointing. always confused by what they called it and how it tastes. found a couple bottles at the gardenia deli. 8th ave 31st nyc. used to buy it by the case back when i was financially challenged. ddinneb (5) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2007 does not count
Very difficult to find in the Toledo OH area. After reading several reviews I feel that maybe some of the reviewers could give this brew another taste; this is the way I savor this brew… I assure a clean, thin walled pilsner glass slightly chilled. I prefer the Amber Ale to be around 45 degrees and poured to create a head about 1 inch. (not difficult) the color is so inviting and a pleasure to serve to a friend as a treat. Whenever I go to the NYC area I bring home 2 six’s and savor each. A golden, smooth, creamy head, with a rich taste that stays with you. Thanks for reading! Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 26, 2006
Pours orangey with a decent white head. Smells malty with some citrus and pine hops. Taste is lightly malty with some rosey elements. Drew (2470) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2005
Dark murky amber, medium head; not much lacing. Bread and cookies with a bunch of caramel sweetness and a mostly dry finish. A decent beer to drink with dinner.
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 23, 2005
amber beers are invariably supposed to be "balanced" and whatnot, and this beer is no exception. however, let’s be honest with ourselves here, no one drinking a beer is looking to get "balanced" by it... georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - MAR 28, 2005
this is an alright upstate ny beer much better than a genny light, but that isn’t saying much. i think this beer is a little overrated. but still has decent flavor to it Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2005
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Thanks to Pernille for bringing me this from NYC. Dark amber, small creamy head. Very hoppy beer (Cascade and Hallertau), which adds freshness but also brings this beer on the edge of being too sharp. Reminds me more of an IPA. I’m a bit confused as my label reads: "New Amsterdam New York Amber Lager". So is this an ale or a lager? Top- or bottom? See they’ve changed "Lager" to "Beer" on the labels now. DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2004
Golden amber body, white, foamy head that settles quickly. Looks elegant in a glass. Aroma is not strong but presents a bouquet of malt and hops. Flavor is somewhat weak, light malty flavor with a slightly bitter finish. Goes down easy and certainly doesn’t offend. Overall, I think this is a good session beer and I’d drink it again.
Note: The bottle said New York Amber Lager. I don’t know about that because it tasted distinctly like an ale. Either the bottle is misleading or this beer is in the wrong category. Whatever, it’s the flavor that counts.
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2004
Nice amber color. A nice amber overall in fact. Not much to really wow you though, but nothing to complain about either. Easy drinkin’, good tasting