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Amelander BarnstiŽn Amberbier

Brewed by Amelander Bierbrouwerij
Style: Amber Ale
Ballum, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (21607) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2014
Bottled (backlog). Amber colour with a mediumsized off-white head, that leaves good lace. Aroma is sweet caramel malts, with mild fruity and yeasty notes. Flavour is red fruits/berries some sweet malts and mild yeasty spiciness. Also some slight sourish notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tandembrauer (403) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle bought directly at the brewery. Beer pours amber and cloudy with a distinct head. Some aroma of dark dried fruits. Bitter and a little sour (not inflected) finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dutchbeerpages (1707) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2013
One of those beers you didnít expect to be this nice. Ambers will never really give you heaps of flavor but I cannot find things really wrong. Very decent brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (2907) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle, 300 ml, from trade with ShivanDragon, thanks! Into a tulip glass. ABV 6.5% The bottle opens with an unexpected loud pop. I was afraid it would be a gusher but that was not the casee. The beer has an intense amber colour, with a clear body. Steady activity in the glass, a fountain of bubbles rising to the surface. Huge off-white head, creamy, is collapsing relatively fast but due to its size stays for quite a long time. Light to medium lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel hits first. After a swirl of the glass more aromas are surfacing, aromas of spices, a mixture of clove and nutmeg. The label says coriander, but I canít seem to trace it, well, maybe just a hint on the back. Taste is light sweet, the alcohol is present but not annoying, yeast, spices again that bring to mind a winter warmer. Quite good, with its mild bitter aftertaste. Medium body, average carbonation with a bite on the tongue. Overall very interesting beer, nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4974) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle: Thanks ShivanDragon: Very nice, somewhat authentic looking label(s): Served in a Duvel glass: Orange to light amber pour. Medium to bigger sized, bit fluffy on top but mostly airy beneath, creamy off white with a vanilla ish tint colored foamy head. Body is beautiful orange amber with a more hazy than cloudy density, if we can speak of such, quite clean and good looking. Aromas of some different but easy malts (pils and cara come to mind), grains, herbs, some watery hops, light caramel and soapy tones. The aroma is very basic, but since I am thirsty and it doesnít smelll bad, it appeals. Flavours of bitters, malts, caramel, some slight grainy alcohol touch on the tongue, some nuts, a subtle dryness that becomes more heavy in the aftertaste, yeast, hay, herbs, light floral, light spicy, some leaves, light meal and porridge tones, malts, autumnal herbs, grains that tend to go to being a bit sharper and a decent touch of something sweet like marzepin and caramel. Aftertaste has a strong bitter note with a strong dryness. There is also some grains, malts, mealy, nuts and hay tones. Low carbo, soft silky mouthfeel, medium to lightly fyller bodied and a thick creamy to light oily texture. Didnít expect such a strong and filled flavour, maybe a bit unbalanced (strong growing bitterness that takes control of everything else, specially after a while), but it is clean and quite crispy and good dry. I got the feeling that this is a lightly of the path Amber ale, but good enough to keep it interesting and going. Looking forward to taste more of this brewery!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaartenRF10 (1640) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2013
Dark amber. Unclear. Beige head. Aroma and taste is very malty with some fruit (peach), butter and spices. Medium body and nice carbo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ShivanDragon (1961) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2013
robijnrood, helder met minimaal witte kraag
aroma: moutig, zoet, gist, iets van rood fruit
smaken: medium zoet, hopbitter, rood fruit, peperig, koriander,
licht van body, dun, matig

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (9436) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle @ home. Clear dark orange to amber color, medium sized off-white to beige head. Smell malts, lightly herbal, medicinal. Taste malts, nice balance between sweetness and bitterness, lightly herbal. Faint hoppy taste and a long lingering bitterness in the finish. Quite decent. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (4252) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2013
Poured a clear amber with a thin tan head. Aroma of sweet spiced malt. Medium creamy body, flavour of sweet forest fruit and soft caramel malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kappldav123 (5308) - GERMANY - DEC 4, 2012
Bottle looks simple but good. Beer in the glass dark, modest turbid. Small head. Starts intense malty, a bit roasty, light fruity hints. Finish more and more dry, wheaty, unbalanced. Not too drinkable. Not so good.

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