Chaneybr (52) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
For my 50th review, I wanted to do a local standard. I haven’t had this brew in a while, so this should be fun!:
Ap: As the style suggests, the color is a crystal clear amber, with a slight haze posing as a head, and a tornado of bubbles (carbonation) rising from the bottom to the surface.
Ar: Mmmm..Nugget leaves and caramel malts caress the nose on this one.
T: A total balance of flowers, caramel, with a crispness to the finish that borders on perfection.
P: About as smooth as it gets, with nary a trace of wateriness anywhere.
O: Some may consider 6% ABV a bit high to be a session beer. However, I’m certainly enjoying this session.
McGarnigle (631) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
6-pack bottles. Closer to an IPA than a traditional amber ale. There’s some caramel malt giving it color and a bit more backbone to it, but the hops are the star. If not a hop blockbuster, this definitely brings the hop flavor (pine and citrus). Very good.
PanMarek (335) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy, amber pout with thin, beige foam. Floral hops in the nose and a muted caramel malt. Light body and light fizz. The hops become more pronounced in the taste and provide a lingering finish. The hop presence makes the amber ale less malty and very pleasant.
JPDIPSO (5865) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper color with a tallish beige head. Fresh citric aromas with a toasted
and caramel malt background. I dare say, I hoppy amber, but Seems to be a bit more. Rich caramel light licorice and all kinds of hops flavors.
Unfortunately I’m still stuck thinking about a hoppy amber. 5/11
beerbellybill (6) - - OCT 21, 2016 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Absolute best Amber Ale I’ve had to date. Everything about it is wonderful!
PhillyCraft (6448) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2016
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft with Bill, amber color with small to medium tiny bubbled head. Aromas and flavor of sweet candy, ash, tobacco, malt, and late harvest stale hops. Body is thin. Finish is sweet and astringent. Too spicy!
danielst (383) - AUSTRIA - SEP 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap: Reddish amber color. Citric, yeasty and caramel aroma. Earthy/grassy hop flavor alongside some light toffee. ThIs has a little bit of everything going on, really nice amber ale in my book.
jsporrer (827) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2016
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample on tap @ the brewery. Pours a clear dark amber with a thin white ring. Not much of an aroma. Pretty plain and ordinary without much flavor or aftertaste. Disappointing.
closey22 (1728) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep Amber thin white Lacy head; aroma is mild malt grain; flava is malty yet dry with hops notes of woody spice; feels medium to light decent fizz; finishes tangy malty
17Beer (264) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 14, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bread yeast aromas. Pours red gold with an off white head. Nice notes of leather and apricot. Short finish. Low carbonation. Good Amber.
books_n_brews (159) - Baltimore-ish, Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2016 Copper pour minimal head. Lacking aroma. Muddied hop bitter with anise. Strong bitter finish and aftertaste. Didn?t feel it matched the commercial description at all. Not grapefruit or Floral notes. I had to double check they labeled the sample right.