canary dog (779) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JUL 15, 2001
I haven't had it in a while. What I remember was nice copper color...and taste very similar to Sam Adams Lager. Very drinkable. mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2000
I've been a fan of New Amsterdam products for many years. More difficult to find now that I'm in FLA. This is a quality amber lager. Lots of toasty malt in aroma and flavor; generous hops; moderate bitterness; smooth, long, malty finish. Refreshing and clean, but still very full tasting. rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2009
12 oz bottle, pours an opaque dark brown color with little head. Aroma at first is sharply hoppy and dry but later becomes sweeter and maltier. Flavor is bitter with a bit of sweetness, kind of roasty. Palate is average, kind of rough, but somewhat full body. Not a bad beer, but nothing special. 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 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...
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2003
nice malty aroma, strong even from an american pint glass.watery thin orange/copper color. hint of a nice flavor and mild hoppy finish. seems like they started with a nice amber and watered it down. Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2004
Bottled from local Bodega,A nice malty flavor dark color,very easy to drink. crisp finish,a good everyday beer 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.
Jimmylib (169) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2000
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