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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 13, 2005
Deep red amber color, medium head. Aromas of caramel malts. Fairly malty, with a nice hop bite. Finish is smooth and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly sour, but overall a well-rounded, mellow brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2005
A reddish brown ale with an aroma of flowery herbs. It was okay-it had the usual ingredients I associate with pale ales with a little more on the hop side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUN 29, 2005
Deep rich amber color with a small fading light tan head. Lght sweet malt aroma. Flavor is sweet caramel, nutty and a little grainy with a light hop bite. Light, smooth, creamy palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2005 Bottle (12oz). Quite a thick off-white bubbly head, quick to dissipate. A dark, sweet/sour yeasty aroma (intriguing!), hint of tennis ball (really!). Poured a beautiful somewhat cloudy red. Flavour of malt, hint of hops, grass, touch of grain - a little sour malt, not very bitter - nice, actually. A tad flat (no bubbles to speak of), the grain wins out in the linger-contest. I’d like to try this on cask. I’d also ask my sister to get another 6-pack in California some time ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6007) - 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 (2879) - 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 (2912) - 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?!

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