GarrettB (1719) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 22, 2018
March 31st, 2015 - The Sunset Amber invests all in on honey as an attractive aroma and scent. Colored like honey too, it smells deeply of mesquite honey and...honey, and more honey, drizzled with honey. The flavor is also dominated by the honeyed taste, though it is tempered by a slight nuttiness and a good carbonation. The mouthfeel remains a little flat, but it matters little when the flavor is so strong. BlackHaddock (8097) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2016
My third and final 16oz pour at Oggi’s Encinitas outlet on 8th May 2016. Asked for it not to come in a frosted glass, still arrived so cold it had no aroma foe ten minutes and no taste for even longer. Amber blend with not a lot going on to be honest, knock up the temp by 15 degrees and it might have been decent. Scored kindly and objectively. rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2015
Draught at Oggi’s in Vista, California. Clear copper/Amber beer with a nice offwhite head. Hoppy caramel aroma, grassy, fruity, citrus notes. Hoppy floral flavor, grassy, citrus, some roasted notes. Ok beer. blipp (10120) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Draft. Pours amber orange with an off white head. Relatively clean, with pale malts, mild toasted notes, lighter sweetness, and a mild earthy bitterness. Not bad. Blairgus (4615) - California, USA - MAY 27, 2015
27 May 2015, tap at Oggis. Light Amber, clear, no bubbles. Nose is toasty, and acidic. Med body and mildly fizzy. Mildly toasty and sweet malt. Nice enough.
voyageurmike (523) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Draft sampler at Oggi’s Garden Grove. Butterscotch colored, caramel malt with light hopping. Lingering bitter finish. jandd1983 (4728) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. It poured a clear deep amber color with a small off- white head. The aroma was of light malts and esters. The taste was of light malts, esters and just the right amount of bitterness. Nice. bytemesis (9633) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Tap. Pours clear amber, small beige creamy head, great lacing. Aroma is caramel and cardboard. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, caramel, bready. Better than it smells. Medium body. Brigadier (3805) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2014
On tap at brewpub
SDalkoholic (2444) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Of all the beers that were brewed to some style this may have come the closest to being true to itself. A lightweight memorable bitter would fit in well with the tons of average casks at small pubs dotting the English countryside.
Aroma / Appearance - A rich caramel base is the color of melted chocolate bars. Calm malt and earthy hops float in the air like a light mist. Iced tea and semisweet chocolate provide some depth but overall this is a simple draft.
Flavor / Palate - Almonds, walnuts, and iced tea refresh the palate. The transition is mildly bitter and soon fades in the back of the throat. A decent amber / ESB is fairly mundane and something to pass the time over lunch.
On tap @ Eastlake location: I took very little notes about this beer and that’s a sign to me that it wasn’t that important. Appearance was a dense mahogany color that looked as though it did have some artificial coloring and was able to create a nice frothy head. The flavor and aroma both seemed to have more hops present then malts, but the flavor was nicely balanced and seemed to stand out to me as a decent amber ale.