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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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A deep reddish brew with medium body and carbonation. This stronger, maltier, and hoppier pale ale has a depth of hop taste and acidity in the palate and finish. Cascade dry hopping gives this popular brew a fresh, floral nose.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
auerbrau (3178) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 17, 2007
On tap at the brewpub. Aroma middles with some faint chalky malt, melded with grain sugar and nip of hop residue. Pours an expected burnished ruddy amber, with a foam of white. Flavor presents a calm, sensible plain malt, backed with touches of fig, peanuts and caramel. Hops bring in good balance and a mineral yeast quality finds home in the remaining balance. A pretty standard, yet somewhat boring Amber Ale. Smacks out on some lemony hop candy.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2007
Ok I got takes on this beer. One on tap at Corner brewery and one bottle. On tap there is minimal head and lacing, mild toffee aroma. A strong toffee taste. Not bad. Bottle. A continuous gusher. Hops more noticable in aroma. Taste less noticable. I find it inexcusable in a 12oz Amber for it to be a gusher. I cut the overall in half due to the foam problem in the bottle because I paid $10 for the 6er. Last time for this brewery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lumberjack (178) - Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2007
Bottle as part of A.B.C. sample pack. Dark red color with a massive amount of off-white head (too much really). Scent and taste is of very earthy hops and some citric-like fruits. Maybe a a bit too much carbonation. Overall this is a tasty and well balanced amber ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BigBeer45 (1272) - Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2007
A clear pretty red (almost ruby) pour with lots of white and off-white foam that filled the glass, very carbonated as are the other Arbor beers, toasted malt and malt aroma with a faint fruit, sweet and caramel fragrances, some floral hops, some malt sweetness in the sip, there is malt, caramel and some toasted malt flavor with a hop citrus bitterness, bitterness lingers into the finish to give make this drink pretty dry, more bitterness then other Ambers I have had, it was ok.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2007
bottle...pours ruby red with medium carbonation..aroma is largely earthy, grassy hops abound...little malt present in the nose...flavor is very different for an amber...largely grassy with massive earth-like qualities...has a huge grainy, dry oatmeal flavor to it (that is oddly, very appetizing)...there is also something else that is heavily emphasized here, but i cant quite think of it...will try another definitely and get back to that trait...very good, very unique

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2007
Horrible. Forced down a second bottle to confirm that this beer just has a bad flavor.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6129) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2007
Bottle (12oz). Murky deep orange-brown with a massive frothy tan head. Smells like an incredibly malty, roasted chestnuts, woody, bitter "bitter" - borders on a light porter The taste is ... dry, a little sour, dry yeast, dry stale nutshell bitterness, overly carbonated and very very astringent - leaves a bitter, slightly sour aftertaste. Needs to be toned down.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2007
Served as a light-hazed, deep amber brew. Too weak in the nose to uncover more than a hint of roasted malt. Diacetyl butteriness and a metallic edge start the flavor. Light bodied and dry, flavors improve to rye and roasts. Meh.

<font size=-4>On tap at <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/michigan/ann-ar Brewing Co., Ann Arbor, MI 48104</font>

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AOF (306) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2007
4 oz sample, World Expo of Beer. Frankenmuth, MI. May 19th 2007. 22nd brew of the festival.

2.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drawde (115) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 30, 2007
Itís tough to rate a beer that you donít have anything to compare it to. Thatís how I feel about this bitter, but I canít say I like it too much. Very aromatic, nutty. Dark, chestnut color and cloudy. I really donít like the taste though; it seems like it canít decide what it wants to be. Nutty and bitter.


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