BigBen2120 (687) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 1, 2007
12oz brown bottle courtesy of my parents, who recently went to Sedona. Pours a copper-amber body with a thin film of offwhite head that dissipates quickly. Smells sweet and malty, siimilar to malt extract. Tastes toasty buttery sweet. Smooth medium mouthfeel makes this a pretty drinkable ale. Not the best beer in theworld, but a really solid sessionalbe ale that I’d get mopre often if it was local here. Good beer! riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2007
I dont know how this was rated so low. This was probably one of the better ambers that I have had. A nice sweet arom of caramel and some vanilla. Amber in color. Flavor is nice sweet caramel malt balanced delicatley by some hops. This was one of the smoothest beer I have ever had believe it or not. Velvetty on the palate. Gregis (1291) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - MAR 19, 2008
Pours a hazy copper with lots of rising bubbles, some fine sediment, and a sizable, frothy, ecru head that diminishes gradually, leaving no lace. The nose is an unexpected, sweet, anise note up-front, like black jelly beans, followed by a touch of a caramel malt note; very candy-like. Light to medium-bodied and slick with a sweet, clean finish. Wow! This is unlike any other amber that I’ve had: a sweet, rounded malt front, black licorice (much like on the nose, only more pronounced), and a light mint note, in support. Hops play absolutely no role whatsoever in the flavor profile. I tend to dislike ambers unless they pack a solid hop bitterness to support their malt bill. I also tend to get a distracting metalic note from many beers in this style. I get neither from this brew, and surprisingly, I really enjoyed it. It’s fairly sweet but very quaffable. Scanning the other reviews for this beer, I have to wonder if Oak Creek has an issue with consistency or their bottling line. The reviews are all over the place, and I found this one to be far better than its score would indicate (a rarity for me). I’ll have to have the in-laws, in Sedona, send me some more of this one to see for sure. irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - SEP 27, 2006
beer decants a slightly hazy orange-tinted amber/red, with a slight pale orange head that dissipates quickly and leaves ok lace. malty nose with fruit over-tones, perhaps of apricot and peach, with underlying notes of toffee. starts with a clean maltiness that isn’t really sweet, then dries slightly in the finish, but still some lingering caramel flavor. nicely balanced, easy drinker is quite harmonius on the palate. an understated pleasure. Veldy (76) - Coon Rapids, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Another local Amber for Sedona, AZ. Definitely a good and drinkable beer, I like it a lot. However, as amber ales go, it lacks caramel and is a little low gravity. Hops are good, but nothing special. Head retention is non-existent (lack of protien?). All in all, I do enjoy drinking this beer.
Waitito (7) - - FEB 15, 2014 does not count
Very nice amber color. Malty palate with a sweetness that shines through in the aftertaste. BelgianGirl (89) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2004
Sweet, mild mead-like smell. Orange amber color with white head. Flavor is sweet with hint of caramel to it. Easy beer to drink that does not have any distinct taste, tastes a little like sweet tea. JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2007
Bottle. Pours a rich amber color with a small off white head. Aroma of toffee and roasted malt. Taste was semi sweet with a caramel and citrus flavor. The malt is definately dominant in this brew however. Very smooth and easy to drink. Nothing really remarkable about it though.