Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2004
Color here is a lovely uburn, and the head is generous, creamy, honeycombed with tiny bubbles, and cast in a nearly pinkish shade.
Aroma: puzzling at first, minerally, dry, and dull, but soon showing itself to be vigorously toasty, malt having a hammerlock on this, but not to any extreme.
Nice hoppiness, warm and fuzzy, medium bodied, nicely textured.
Flavor arises again and again, never quits, delivers malty, toasty tones that are a joy to sip with each meeting between cup and lip!
There's a spicy, zingy kick in it...I like, I like...
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2003
Pours a medium red, smal off-white head mostly lasts, leaves strong amounts of lace. Aroma is nutty, caramel, some other maltiness, and a good whack of hops in the back. Flavor is mostly nutty, slightly caramel, and a great hop finish. Medium in body, very drinkable. Too bad Z Street is no more... OldGrowth (3665) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2003
Bottle: Good nose, nutty carmel. Great clear orange red color. I get a kinda nutty toasted malt with a little green hops taste. Finishes with a malty clean taste. Vey nice indeed. This brewer is coming on strong in Mass MaBeer1972 (2207) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 11, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2003 A very well-balanced, tasty brew! Deep reddish-orange color with a great malty, somewhat fruity aroma. The flavor is very nutty like a decent brown but a little sweet like a Vienna, with a very good overall hop balance. Nice stuff! RE-Re-rate: Still my favorite Amber of all-time! RE-Rate: R.I.P.! vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 23, 2003
Has a clear amber color with a malted smell. Taste is malted and finishes rather smooth. Overall a pretty good beer form a local brewery.
Schroppfy (2362) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2003
An excellent Amber ale in every respect...the body has a tad higher level of carbonation than expected. Hops are there, but left to subtly bite your lower lip after the toasted slightly sourish nutty malt presence has finished rocking your world. Earthy. A nice balance between English type elements and pure Americana. Lovely. Lemon, plus earth, plus fresh watermelon, plus nut meat, in liquid form. Sweetens up soooo nicely when warm. My 2nd fave Amber ever (second only to Ithaca's). Mmmmm...Oh, and BTW VENOM nailed the Vienna resemblance right on...I miss that guy, for one. Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 9, 2002
A wonderful light ale. Warm buttery aroma, great malt flavor with just enough hops to make it good without offending our European friends. Carmel-like finish. VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 21, 2001
Quite toasty with a nuttiness as well. Very Vienna like in malt backbone with a nice crisp hop balance. The malt profile of this brew is superb.