SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 14, 2004
Ruby amber with a medium frothy bubbly white head. Great lacing on the glass. The nose is sweet and some wheat in the nose. It has that lager feel to the taste and kinda sour very slightly. The body is medium. Overall, quite average. beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2004
Clear amber tawny brown color with a medium tannish head that sits briefly, nearly no lace, just some faint glaring clearish spots. Aroma is nice, subtle and layered with some interesting effects of malts, here's what I get - whole grain toast with some peanut butter, honey, and caramel on it. Sounds good...smells good...and tastes good...light and mild start of grasses and husks, then whole grain toasty breadyness thats very grabbing and rather rich mixing with a bit of spicy/herbal hops, that lets go to lay a leveling array of malty breads, sweetens some, notes of roasted nuts and butter squeeze through at the finish where it goes lightly dry and lighter still of tangy sweetened bread. Nice subtle complexitiy to it, me likes it. Feel is about medium, smooth and inactive carbonation lending a slight creamyness that holds well throughout. A pretty darn good little amber here, reminds me more of a Vienna, but drinkable for sure, a close cousin to Eliot Ness in some regards.
TChrome (1480) - North Richland Hills, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2004
Nice amber color with a mostly diminishing off white head. Aroma is malty with a little spiciness. Flavor has some nice malty roastiness with hint of smoke. This is about as good as ambers get. balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - FEB 4, 2004
pours a nice amber color with a relatively thin white head that is quite bubbly and dissipates quickly, malty sweet aroma with a hint of fruit, nice medium body with a strong malty flavor and undertones of fruit with a dry finish with a perfect amount of hoppiness...i really like this amber ale especially on a cold and snowy night here in wisconsin jdog76 (85) - madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2004
I really liked this one. It had a very smooth taste that was unique. It was my first Red Ale and I was impressed. Nice aroma.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2004
Clear coppery color, nice diminishing head and lacing. Malty caramel aroma. The flavour has a good dose of malt and fruity hopps. Aftertaste is dry and earthy. Another nice job by the people at New Glarus. howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2004
Brilliant amber-red color, coarse head dissipates quickly. Very malty and a little sweet without being cloying. Fruity aromas and flavors. Very light hallertauer character, most noticable in the finish. steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 24, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2003 The beer looks nice and it smells nice. There's a good Irish upfront with some sweet malty caramel taste to slide down and into your tummy. Has a nice little spice in the finish. It's a cozy beer. i need to re-rate. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2003
A nice reddish hue and tan head, which goes quickly. Carmel, hazelnut, and coffee tones in the aroma. Sweet malt taste with just a little hoppiness. Warm and full mouthfeel and sweetbread aftertaste. A good ale compared to the rest of the genre. hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2003
Huh - the do still make good earthy stuff at NG - I was getting worried after the last two blasts of heavy sweetness. This one is weet, too, but in a more restrained way - a plesant toothsome edge quilted in with the spicy hops and decent malt backbone. Nice stuff.