douglas88 (9049) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 13, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a bright amber color with a large white head. The aroma is a earthy caramel mix, very interesting. The flavor is similarly dominated by a sweet caramel flavor with loads of earthiness. Toasted and sweet flavors. Also, a great mouthfeel. BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 22, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2003 This is the year-round amber on tap at Sockeye. Pours an expected amber color with head that stays until the end and lacing that goes up and down the glass. The aroma is lightly hoppy, I always love the choices of hops they use. Pine and plum flavors, herbal hop finish. A clean malty background with a very balanced body, good local amber. ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 3, 2008
Draught @ Bardenay - Aroma of toasted malt, flavor was similar, nice toasted grainy and malty flavour, I honestly thought this was at least on par with some of the much more popular ambers out there, I would definitely drink this again... Ibrew2or3 (8607) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2010
On tap at the Sockeye brewpub. Pours copper with light tan head and spotty lacing. The aroma is a snoot full of malts running from mildly roasty to nutty to a bit of biscuit. The taste is roasty and nutty and then punctuated by pine hop bitterness here and there. Into the finish a pleasing level of nuttiness rises up a bit along with a sense of earthy notes. The roasted malts help dry it out some into the finish with a light amount of astringency. jake65 (3623) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAR 21, 2007
Draft: Pours a very dark amber with reddish tones, large white head, and thick lacing. Nose is faint malt, earthiness, and floral hops. The taste is more of hops than of malt; a little earthiness and some florals. Lingering finish of light bitters. Different from the mainstream ambers I’ve tried recently - in a good way.
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3/7/08 on draught at the brewpub. Aroma is highly malt dominant, with a strong roast, almost Munich character. Hops are nearly nonexistant. Appearance is clear reddish gold with a medium maintained off white head. Flavor is still malt dominant, but the roast is not as strong and gives more of a sweet/sour presentation accomapanied by low earthy bittering. Mouthfeel is medium/low bodied with a medium carb feel and tangy finish. Overall, this isn’t to style but there’s just not much to complain about; good and easy drinking.
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 28, 2008
On draft at Bardenay in Eagle. Clear reddish amber pour with a one finger white head. It’s an easy drinking malty amber ale. I liked it. BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Pint - Sockeye Brewing - Boise, IDharlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2003
Nice mild aroma with a good amber color, clear with a thin head. This is a tasty amber ale good hops backing with the lingering bitterness at the end. Very nice beer.
I liked this one, but it had an aftertaste that kind of disapointed me. Slightly piney, but extremely balanced, with a nice mixture of hops and malt, a hoppy bite in the aftertaste, with the malt shining through immediately afterwards. Truly not bad. ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 12, 2005
Not a bad amber; nutty and biscuitey flavor; moderatly light body; flavorful yet only slightly hoppy, chocolate notes; fairly complex and full of charactor for an amber; nice!