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A medium-bodied pale ale with a beautiful copper color, a robust head, and the rich flavor of caramel malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (5957) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2005
Bottle shared with GregClow, tupalev and jerc. Pours a sparkling copper with a small off-white head. Nice amount of carbonation. Moderately hoppy and a light sweet malt aroma. Palate has a bit of a metallic finish but the taste has a very nice blend of hops and caramel malt. A very pleasant surprise as I don’t expect much from an Amber Ale. I still prefer Anderson Valley’s Hop Ottin’ but I look forward to having this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2853) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2005
Bottle shared with blankboy, tupalev & jerc - courtesy of blankboy. Reddish-amber with a small mocha head. Aroma of sweet malt and tea. Nice mouthfeel, a little creamy. Flavour starts roasty, has some tea in the middle, and finishes with some nice hop bitterness. Very nice stuff - as tupalev notes, most Canadian "amber" beers are crap, so this was a nice change from the norm.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - JUN 18, 2005
Poured a dark orange-red color with a thin off white head. The nose was strong with cherries and peach, complemented by a balance of rosted malt and piney hops. Very nice! The taste was very complex. Initially there’s a pronounced floral hoppiness but as your taste buds adjust, citrusy notes come to the front. Toasted malt and caramel notes become more apparent near the end. A great session beer, highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorbalev (2908) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2005
Bottle, at Greg’s, courtesy of Blankboy. Slight sweet malt aroma on the amber coloured pour. Some surprising bitterness in taste, very quaffable flavourful amber, something us Canadians are not used to (the word amber usually scares me). Very nice and a good way to kick off the night.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mephisto (1268) - TAIWAN - JUN 9, 2005
bottled,opaque copper colored, off white head, caramel malt aroma. no, it’s not pale ale as stated in the discription. not much hops aroma, w/ slightly bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gmku (294) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 9, 2005
Mmmmm mmmm! Good beer, good beer! Unusual for an amber. Like an IPA with a lot of malt, or something. Slightly sweet, caramel. Slightly citrusy in the finish. Very interesting and very good. But like all AV products in Iowa--is it really worth 10 bucks a sixer?!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2005
Had this one on draught in Geneva, Illinois. Unusual hop character for an amber ale, somewhat more bitter than most. Deep, copper color, no head, carmel and orange in the nose. Very strange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2005
12 oz bottle - Pours a dark amber with an amazing half inch offwhite puffy head that laces well. Aroma is mostly caramel malts but a slight hop scent can also be detected. Flavor is strong caramel malts upfront with a slightly bitter hop finish. Like a little more malty IPA. Pretty delicious. On the palate this is medium bodied and hearty for an amber ale. I really liked this beer and I’m looking forward to trying more from this brewer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (4622) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2005
Bottle: Aroma of caramel and some light flowery hops is not all that strong. Pours a dark transparent amber with a small white head that diminishes rather quickly. Watery caramel malt up front with a decent citrus and flowery hop finish. EPA-like with some citrusy notes in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 5, 2005
bottle from brickskeller. aroma: malt, with some mild aromatic hops present. looks: clear amber. flavor: caramel malt is dominant, with a slightly sweet finish. a stellar amber, but definitely on the sweeter side than others.

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