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Americas Aurora Amber Ale

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Formerly brewed at Americas Brewpub
Style: Amber Ale
Aurora, Illinois USA

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 4.99%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A rich pale amber, this full bodied beer maintains an intensive level of hop flavor and aroma. Four different malts contribute to its smooth robust finish. A beer drinker's brew.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2011 Sample at the brewpub. Pours a clear orange color with a thin off-white head that recedes to an outer ring quickly. Aroma of sugary cereal, malt and hops. Light body with a sweet malty character and notes of caramel and hops. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Just average overall.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15503) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2010
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty biter flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielcurtis81 (1517) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 27, 2010
Served on tap wet hopped from the brewpub. The appearance is a solid amber. The flavors and aromas are solid with a fresh herbal leaning with a touch of citrus. The hop addition was a nice touch.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Draft at America’s, through a Centennial Randal. First time with a randal and the hop aroma was pretty big. Problem is, Centnnial was not a good choice. I think they were somewhat old, as they tasted a bit cheesy. Oddly enough, the brewmaster stated that they "invented" the randal... Just for that, I’m knocking it down. Well, that along with it not being a very good beer. Bitter enough with cheesey hop flavor. Meh.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (2124) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2010
On tap at the breupub bar after a successful unpackaging session for this year’s Drunk Monk Challenge. Poured to a shaker by a friendly bartender who didn’t know the value of a good head. The color was a deep, hazy amber, with off white foam to the very modest head that left light spots and streaks of lacing as it reduced quickly. The aroma was pleasant mid-fruit, a touch of citrus, and malt. The flavor added some light malty sweetness and a medium hop bitterness. This was the hoppiest brew on the menu at the time, and was nicely sessionable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kseecs16 (1182) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2009
Bottle. Pours a deep amber with a soapy off-white head that leaves sparse splotchy lacing. Mild s Flavor is rather roasty, faintly chocolatey with a slightly vegetative flavor up front. Finishes with a floral sugary, but mild sweetness. Medium bodied.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
envane (567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2009
This is what I assume in their regular amber ale, run through this odd contraption at the bar where its steeped in fresh hops gathered from their garden. The aroma is, needless to say, heavenly, very floral and sweet(?!) and the taste, while hoppy, was not very bitter at all. Interesting idea with pleasing results.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (5958) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 26, 2009
Had on tap at the brewpub while judging the Drunk Monk awhile back. A tasty brew from a good place.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
satan165 (1018) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2009
draught at 2009 oak park micro brew and food review. poured through their ’hop engine’ (aka ’randall the enamel animal’) filled with pure cascades. huge plant matter aroma. very cloudy amber body. flavor of green beans and overall chlorophyll. sugary sweet and grainy. poor pick for a beer to receive this treatment, either start with a huge malt character or forgo and use an APA or IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GranvilleTim (1425) - Granville, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2009
Highly carbonated. Dark Amber pour with huge light tan head. Lots of tiny bubbles. Took a long time to pour the bottle. Typical amber aroma of caramel malt. The flavor was a little weak at the end in the aftertaste, Middle of the road amber ale. Spotty lacing.


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