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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A classic American amber ale, a well balanced blend of malt and hop flavors with a subtle bitter finish from both the hops and roasted malts. Discover America’s brewing renaissance with our flagship beer.

smcolw's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
smcolw (567) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Dark amber/light brown color. Moderately hazy. Although the head is modest, it does leave ample blanket lace on the glass Earthy, dry malt aroma. Very faint hop nose. Better hop presence in the taste. The malt is still the stronger flavor, still earthy. The aftertaste is well balanced, but short lived. The body is richer than most with a slightly higher level of carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11863) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Draft at Canal Street. Lightly hazed amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, orange, light spicy. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, orange, light spicy. Light-medium body, light resin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
rjplumer (565) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Sweet tart malt aroma. Hazy red amber color. Bubbly persistent head about 2 inches tall and no sign of backing down soon. Flat caramel malt with a sour tart feel on the tongue.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"a simple beer that ends up pretty boring, though it’s got a decent rich malty aroma going on. little hop presence, though, so little balance. this feel, lack of follow through on the flavor. eh."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
guisepp (3) - - AUG 30, 2014 does not count
I can see why this is Boston Beer Works flagship. Was surprised to find that it is only 5% abv. The malt is butterscotchy. The finish is smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (2499) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Draft sampler pours amber with a off white head . Aroma of sweet malts and spice. Taste is malty, and grass

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (3733) - Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Pours a clear copper with a thin light tan head. Malty aroma has a hint of cloves. Flavor has more of cloves than the aroma, tasty and satisfying. Texture is fairly fizzy if a tad thin. Get your red socks on!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
puboflyons (2340) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 3, 2014
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Cloudy medium brown pour with a short burst of white head. Fades fast and no lacing. Flat. Some roasted caramel malts on the nose and some hops but neither jumps out as unique. Light to medium body. A little sweet malt and some bitterness at the end. Everything about this just feels routine and like a weak copy of Sam Adams.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (5243) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy amber body with a small fizzy off white head. The nose is slightly sweet and toasty with some caramel and husky malt. Light minimal floral hops. The flavor is sweet as well, thin caramel malt and husky toasted malt. Some moderate floral hops on the finish, but the sweetness overtakes the bitterness in the end. Light bodied, a bit clingy with fizzy carbonation. Pretty bland and boring stuff.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2012
If this is "american brewing renaissance " we are in trouble. Tastes like a skinny killians. Red body with no head. Kind of an off caramel smell and not so great taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (10700) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2011
An orange copper ale with a thick mocha head. In aroma, light butterscotch malt with light sulfur notes. In mouth, a butterscotch malt with an oily mouthfeel, faint German hops, boring. On tap at BBW Airport, Oct. 10 2011.

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