Astoria Aster Amber Ale
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2003
rated 4/21/03 at Wet Dog Cafe, Astoria. Listed as Astoria Amber on the blackboard, this was medium amber in body, slightly cloudy and an a thin white head. Mildly malty front, smooth middle, and a light hop bitter finish, actually a nice balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 4, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a hazy light amber with a medium white head. Great lacing. This tastes as good as many IPAs. Great malt caramel body. The finishing tartness of citrus, hops and grapefruit lingers mildly on the tongue for a long time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 28, 2008
This brew definitely has a strong hop influence...light to medium tangerine color with a small off-white head. Nice bitter floral hops...pine, citrus and then the malt kicks in. Brown sugar, honey, biscuit. Really enjoyed this beer (and the burgers were incredible too).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Decent enough beer, with some toasty caramel maltiness and floral hops lurking in the background. Overall this is a pretty well balanced beer, that would be good in a session. Stays true to its malty routes throughout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (14077) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 19, 2007
Draft at the brewpub. Medium caramel malt aroma with some floral hop. Amber color with an off-white head. Medium body with spritely carbonation. Flavor is more floral hop than malt. Finish is more malty than hoppy. Good drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AstoriaJerry (8) - Astoria, Oregon, USA - AUG 15, 2006 does not count
This is more toward orange than amber. It came to the table with a nice white head that tended to last. It had fair lacing. It has a nice fizz and is fairly clear so a person looking for a more traditional beer would like the appearance. This beer has a light hop nose with little malt aroma. The taste is clean and light. Minimal hop flavor and a light malt finish. I has a quick finish that is slick and not too lasting. This one is just one step up from the pale ale and not over powering. This is a beer that can be drunk in quantity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2006
A nicely poured reddish brown color with a bit more carbonation and a very faint whispy off white head. Aromas are faintly hoppy and full of toasted malts, finish is slightly sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3839) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2005
This brew appealed to me on sight with a gorgeous, cider brown body and a small ring of carbonation. Small wafts of malt in the nose preceded a rather toasty malt flavor. Complex for an amber with enough of a hop balance--though they definitely take a back seat-- and a pleasant, but indiscernale flavor tones. Little bitterness. This is an amber worth having around.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 17, 2005
@ elephant bar under the name "big e".pretty average amber overall.very light in a roma and taste.although it was 105 outside so it was kinda nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2005
Hazy amber with a light, creamy head and no lace. Smells like grassy hops and some lemony citrus. Bitter hops with some malts in the flavor, but mostly hops. Astringent bite at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Sampled draught at Wet Dog Cafe/Pacific Rim, Astoria
Amber color, light hops & definite esters, seems very similar to the wheat. The flavor is tangy, malty with a small bite of hops.

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