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RATINGS: 1107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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A medium-bodied pale ale with a beautiful copper color, a robust head, and the rich flavor of caramel malt.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Tap. Deep orange amber color. Very pleasant to look at. Aroma was sweet with some hoppiness to it. Flavor was quite good, rich and smooth. I enjoyed this one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2005
pours a hazy deep amber with a lasting white head, aroma of citrus and sweet malts, taste was sweet and carmel-like, with some hops present, a decent amber ale, maybe i was to judge mental on this beer, but in the same night i have had rochefort 8, brasserie des rocs grand cru, & ayinger celebrator.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7128) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2005
Hazy amber pour with an orange tint. Just a little well-retained off-white head on there. Piney hops were paired with a nice caramel sweetness in the aroma. Floral hops were well-balanced with caramel and faint peaches in the flavor. Nice and creamy mouthfeel. Sweet caramel finish. One of the better and more complex ambers that I have come across.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
roder60 (1283) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2005
Pours a nice deep amber color with a nice amount of foamy white head that stays the entire beer. Aroma is sweet and a bit citrusy. Flavor is smooth, creamy citrus caramel flavor that is very complex for an amber. Overall, I found this beer to be a jewel of a find. Definitely underrated.

3.2
   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.

3.6
   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.

3.3
   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.

3.5
   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 ...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6030) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2883) - 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.


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