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Alexander Ambrée

Brewed by Alexander Brewery
Style: Bière de Garde
Emek Hefer Industrial Park, Israel
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Alexander Ambrée is our interpretation of the French country Bière de Garde style – that’s almost extinct. In recent years, with the revival of craft beer in Europe and the US, this style was rediscovered and many craft breweries offer their personal interpretation to it. The beer’s amber color comes from using special roasted malts that give the beer – apart from its reddish color – a special complexity of flavors and aromas.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wombat23 (766) - Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2016
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. Copper hue with off-white head. Aroma of caramel, malt and bread. Taste follows with a dash of spice and some faint herbal notes. Fairly mild malt and hops profiles, but they blend together rather nicely. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
darbeer75 (561) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2016
Aroma: slightly roasty and malty with a little funk; Appearance: dark straw with minimal head; Taste: lager-like with some extra flavor; not as bad as I was anticipating; Palate: light body with unpleasant aftertaste; Overall: run of the mill; would not buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (3542) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle, bb 2/16. Clear amber with a white head that’s soon a coat. Toasty aroma with lemon and some orange peel. There’s a restrained slightly funky note and some dried fruit too. On the light side of medium bodied. Malty but only moderately sweet with singed notes, raisins and bread. Grapefruit as well as lemon, some light herbal notes at the modestly bitter finish. A little light bodied, but subtle and more than pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (11424) - Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2015
33cl bottle. They call it a biere de garde and i can maybe see it, definitely meant to be a more malt-forward amber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jandd1983 (3867) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2015
It poured an amber color with a white head. The aroma was of malts, biscuits, some caramel and earthy notes. The taste was similar to the aroma with malty sweetness, caramel and hops. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
rayaron (1431) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle 330ml. Slightly hazy copper with small off-white head. Sweet aroma, fruity (peach, apricot), grainy, syrupy, hint of dulce de leche. Sweet flavor, some fruitiness, grainy, corn, faint cooked vegetables notes, semi-dry sour finish. Light carbonation, light to medium-bodied. Dull.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (6674) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Draught at The Brothers restaurant in Tel Aviv. Amber color, some light caramel, fairly decent. Not sure why it is Biere de Garde.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
terefere (375) - Durham, USA - JUN 25, 2014
\bottle. Pours golden, clear, sparkling, small head. Aroma: bread, caramel, butterscotch, hint of vanilla. Taste: brown sugar, bread, toffee, yeast, hint of dark fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eRock_2013 (409) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2014
While their "interpretation" of the style may be somewhat loose, this is still an enjoyable and distinctive brew. Recognizable as a Bier de Garde, although not as strong and flavorful as my past encounters with this variety of beer. Very soft both on the palate and the taste. Aroma is pleasant, brown sugar, cinnamon, caramel malt. Slightly aged accent. Appearance is strange, very carbonated almost like a champagne, nice copper amber color. Flavor of yeast, fruits, not-quite-roasted malts, and caramel. Nice flavor profile, but I wish more flavorful. Finishes slightly sour and bitter. Intriguing overall, I am becoming increasingly interested in this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zarkam (538) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 6, 2014
330ml bottle, hazy amber colour, small fully vanishing off-white head, little lacing. Moderately malty aroma of nuts, hay and raisins with moderate herbal hops and a hint of leather. Taste is initially slightly bitter and moderately acidic with a hint of sweetness. Medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation. Decent amber ale, not overly complex and I have doubts it tastes anything like a biére de Garde though I have little experience of the style. Enjoyable anyways.

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