DuffMan (10772) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 30, 2008
GABF 2008. Copper amber in colour, palate is on the thin end, with a straightforward crystal malt structure with an interesting pears-in-syrup note and a mildly woody finish. Aside from the thinness, this was a decent amber with some good character. unclemattie (4406) - Georgia, USA - SEP 25, 2008
12oz bottle. Amber color, long lasting tan head. Aroma of caramel malt. Flavor of bready malt, Bitter finish. Kinda tasty for an amber. Cybercat (6342) - Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Looks like a typical clear amber, but a little more appetizing than most. Aroma is strong and smoothly hoppy, not outstanding but still inviting. Flavor is rich and overwhelmingly malty - hardly any hop bitterness and exceptionally smooth. This is one beer worth savoring. gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2008
This amber was fair. More flavorful than most ambers and a nice finish. Very average. Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2008
On-tap at Stone Soup, Landrum SC.
I tend to favor local beers whenever I get the chance; TC definitely qualifies as a local brewery for me. Of the three I sampled (Amber, Doppelbock, and Pilsner) at dinner, the amber was my least favorite; HOWEVER, it was stellar with my dinner entree: she-crab soup and Vietnamese duck spring rolls! The very quality that drove the beer down in my book -- too sweet on the tongue -- married it perfectly to the food.
Palidor19 (3194) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2008
I find this a very effective beer for drinking on a casual front and on special occasions. If its winter malt like flavors yet low on the hop flavors. Still this solid beer. nick76 (4403) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2008
The aroma is full of caramel, yeast, and malt. The appearance is amber with a large head. The flavor is like the aroma with an astringent bitter taste. The palate is smooth. Overall it’s not that good. hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2008
A trade extra from emacgee- that I forgot to enter until now. Highly hazy amber, light brown in color with red highlights. Aroma- sweet caramel, and light hints of fruit- cherries, light touches of hops- overall the aroma is pretty subdued. Taste: sweet caramel- gets a bit dusty and alittle bit stale- some fruity hints, with a light hop bitterness in the finish. Thanks Ethan. 3fourths (9367) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2008
12oz bottle. Very fruity maraschino cherry hop nose, along with a sweet, wet malt and bread smell. Flavor is much the same, with the damp, slightly moldy bread note a little more forward, and the cherry flavored hops coming across with more of a cedar wood flavor. Biting and striking, decently bitter for an amber ale, and overall not as bad as the average rating here. SSSteve (4006) - - FEB 9, 2008
cloudy amber with a small head. caramel aroma. flavor is caramel and some tangy fruit. better than most of the others i’ve tried from tc. mild sourness.