Coney Island Freaktoberfest

22oz bomber, $4.99 from Green’s on Buford, Atlanta, GA, USA. As all have noted a bizzaro, Ribena colored body and a pink head. Head hangs around a little but not much lace. HAS to get a “5” for appearance (exceptional), not necessarily for the right...

Coney Island Lager

Unexpectedly came across this at Jax, Sandy Springs, Atlanta, GA, USA. Think it was about $4 for the 22oz bomber. Crazy label in line with Shmaltz off the wall marketing. Pour is a simple, but nicely clear amber body with some good soapy head and lace. Lovely balance...

Red Oak Amber

Had this on tap twice on a recent visit to Greensboro, NC – once in Old Town, and once at Smokey Bones. Pretty simple and drinkable brew that lacks the dry bite of a true amber/red, but certainly has more taste than a simple pale ale. Drinks above the 3.8%...

Skipjack Amber

On-tap, Mellow Mushroom, Hilton Head Island, SC, USA. Better than average AB product, poorer than average Amber Ale (which for me is what it most closely resembles). Standard pour with a decent color but as usual head and lace are basically non-existent. Aroma and...

Gila Monster Amber Lager

Single 12 oz bottle from Trader Joe’s, $1.00. Nice amber color, good head and decent sticky lace. Good carbonation. Very surprised, but a decently balanced Amber, malty up front, but with a true amber, drier, hoppier finish. Perhaps a tad thin in the mouth, but...