Tmoney99 (14455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2008
Draft sample at brewpub. Poured hazy reddish amber color with a medium frothy off-white head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Moderate sweet balanced aroma. Light to medium body with soft carbonation. Medium sweet toasted flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Average drinkable brew. 3fourths (9341) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2015 Murky unfiltered red and brown in color. Sharp, rough, thin and crusty on the tongue, harsh cracked grains and some cherry-flavored crystal malt. Medium hopped, in the vein of so-called imperial red ales, I imagine, but seems only around 5-6% ABV. Sweet fruit in the nose and a rough, husky malt body. Average. beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 16, 2007
Pours a cloudy reddish amber color with a ring of offwhite lace on top. Interesting aroma and flavor of caramel and hops with a bitter finish. The body is light with an oily texture and moderate carbonation. Interesting beer. Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2007
tap: murky amber brown, off white head. Aroma has decent balance of caramel, nuttiness and lemon/grassy hops. Flavor much the same. Little dusty/drying in the finish. Probably make for a good crossover beer. Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2006
On tap at the brewpub/restaurant. Murky orange-brown body, medium off-white head. Cerealy, light aroma with hints of caramel. Served cold, which masks much of the flavor profile. Thankfully, as this beer warms, rich layers of caramel, Cheerios, dark fruits, and grassy, bitter hops develop. Light bitter finish. A pleasant beer in all respects.
GTown (127) - New York, USA - JUL 11, 2006
Good amber ale. Red copper color with minimal head and moderate lacing. Carmel and fruit notes apparent. Good amber from a decent brewery/ pub. RAYBOY01 (2011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2006
Sampled at the brewpub with El_Borracho: Amber pour with a quickly fading off-white head. Seems to be their introductory ale for those new to micros. Some pronounced fruitiness and mild caramel notes with a lighly bitter finish. A bit thin in texture. Could stand to be dialed-up a couple notches. ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2006
On tap at the brewpub. Poured a medium amber with a small head. Mild hops balanced with some faint caramel malts. Slightly bitter on the finish. Alright. Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2005
On tap: Aroma is citrusy with some light nuttiness. Mostly a transparent orange with a touch of haze and a small off-white head. Decent lacing. Citrusy and nutty up front with a light grapefruit hop finish. Somewhat IPA-ish in flavor. Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2005
Sampled on draught @ Olde Peninsula Brewpub in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Reddish copper color. Light husky malt nose with a hint of cherries, nuts and grain, along with a light herbaceous hop scent. Light flavor all around, but not dry and husky like most amber ales I’ve tasted lately. An evident, but small hop presence is clear as well. At least this amber ale is drinkable.