kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 07/20/2007Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2007
dark clear amber, fine beige head, bits of drippy lace,
sweet bready caramel malt aroma,
rich sweet viennia malt flavor with a nice nutty chocolate character, lots of grainy fresh bread, light hops provide great balance,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Malty and sweetish at the start, softly carbonated, doughy aroma. Finishes with minimal hops. Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2007
Pours clear, amber, with a moderate head. Hoppy, fruity aroma. Caramel flavors with a bit of a hoppy, fruity finish. Generally a pleasant departure from typical ambers. gmcase (115) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2007 tap. So far the best amber that I have ever had. More nutty almost like a really good brown ale. Not usually a fan of ambers but I would actually have this one again. Looks like it doesn’t fair well in the bottle though. OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2007
12oz bottle pours amber with a short offwhite head. Aromas of caramel, some yeast and a little grass. Flavor is caramel, some slight citrus, and a good amount of yeast. Medium body and pretty sweet throughout. Another ho hum average amber.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2007
12oz - Pure toasty malt aroma. Pours dark amber with a small head and good lacing. Flavor matches aroma with a rusty aftertaste. Boy does this get bad as it warms. Palate is sticky and sweet. Not very good at all. redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2006
Dark amber color with a small head.
Clean, fresh, sweet malt aroma. Sweet malt, yeast taste up front with some bitterness at end. IMO an above average amber, for whatever that is worth. jimhilt (2615) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 13, 2006
Pours a one finger light brown head that fades to a thin layer leaving some lace. Cloudy amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Malty bready nose. Starts sweet with the hops right there, but not as overpowering like some ambers. Finish has some bitterness. $1.79 for a 12oz bottle from Chalet Party Goshen, In. sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2006
12oz bottle. Filtered with an amber hue. Slight caramel bready nose. Sweet with a sour tart complexity. Bready dry bitter finish. Rather back heavy. Not too well rounded. vyvvy (6574) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 1, 2006
Pours lightly hazy amber with a small tan head. Aroma is typical malty amber ale maltiness - the aroma itself is fairly hard to detect. Medium / light body with a small amount of carbonation. Taste is a bit watery and musty. There is some light malt that is somewhat astringent. The finish adds more astringency and some spice. Mediocre at best.