theisti (4237) - Kansas, USA - OCT 8, 2017 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.
12 oz bottle purchased as a single at Hyde Park Wine and Spirits in Cincinnati, Ohio. The pour is a clear golden copper amber with a smallish light tan head. The aroma is fresh sweetish toffee malt and straw grass hop. The taste is the clean toffee malt, cracker, floral, and a bit of straw and honey. The palate is medium bodied with soft carbonation and a mineral toffee honey finish. Tasty. Stampion (291) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 9, 2017
Pours a beautiful dark amber. Sweet malt, biscuit, raisin. Light hops and bitterness at the end.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ttoadee (1664) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2017
Nice amber pour, decent off white head. Nose is carmel malt. Lightly bitter. Middle is woody hops, caramel, medium mouthfeel. Finish is spicy and bitter. eRock_2013 (522) - South Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2017
Recently enjoyed this amber ale fresh on tap in Hershey, PA. Poured a standard but appealing amber ale appearance with proportionate white foam, while the aroma is surprisingly herbal and hoppy for the style. Hop-forward flavor yet with a caramel malty contrast, this medium-bodied ale was a unique and enjoyable rendition of the style. theprof (1369) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2017
Tap. Floral hops and caramel malt. Pours a rich brown amber with white lace top. Taste has a similar sweet sour balance and both would be light to medium for me. Carbonation too. Considering how boring a balanced ale can be, this pleases
DrNosha (2833) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - APR 8, 2017
12oz Flasche. Schöne Bernsteinfarbe. Cremiger Schaum. Orange und Malz datu Karamel Duft. Antrunk erstmal dezent. Dann Karamel und Hopfenblume. Süffig und lecker. migwell (368) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 18, 2017
Bottle into my new Honest Weight willi becher. Pours kind of flat with the usual amber color for the style. Aroma of malt with a hint of citrus. Flavor is overly malty, bitter just a bit, caramel and toast. Mild bitter finish which doesn’t linger. Decent enough brew, but I’ve lost my taste for amber ales. Turboninja (936) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2017
[email protected]Tognetta (953) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - JAN 30, 2017
Well, NYC, USA. Not too special, but clear and has a malty character.
Âmbar translúcida, espuma alaranjada de ótima formação e persistência. Aroma carregado de caramelo, malte, lúpulos florais, leve amadeirado. Sabor de médio dulçor, amargor um pouco menos intenso. Corpo leve e média carbonatação. Com tempo de vai ficando menos floral e lupulada transparecendo mais o malte, mel, leve alaranjada, complexa na medida, final de média persistência e ótimo drinkability. Belíssimo exemplar. McGarnigle (656) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2016
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.