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RATINGS: 1459   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Made from mostly pale malt and some Munich and caramel malts. These add a little sweetness, which is balanced by more hops. The result is a rich color and fruity flavor.


3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2005
On tap at Bandera’s, Chicago, IL. Cloudy amber ale having small diminishing white head. Sour smelling aroma, like an old bar. No discernable carbonation. Medium-bodied ale that starts and finishes with a sweet malt flavor with moderate hop bitterness. A good drinkable beer that went well with roasted chicken.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2005
Slightly above average amber from Bells. Pours out amber (how about that). Nose of malts, some pleasent hops, big caramel, touch of honey also. Flavor is similar, but quite sweet. Malts and caramel and toffee the big heads in this one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigNasty (55) - South Lyon, Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2005
Not my most favorite amber. Beautiful color, not much head, great malty aroma. I found the hops to be a bit more on the bitter side than I like, overwhelming the maltiness that could have been.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - OCT 8, 2005
Thanks to Pailhead for this beer.

Poured an effervescent dark golden with a small fizzy off-white head which dissipated completely. Sweet malty aroma with a touch of zesty hops. Taste is sweeter than I expected from an amber, with a touch of lemon and just the slightest hop kick. Very smooth and drinkable... goes down easy. Great session brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2005
Nice amber color,small head that faded slowly leaving little behind.The aroma was decent with a good malty side some hops and maybe a bit of caramel in there but hard to say.The flavor was much better then i was expecting with a good maltiness some roasty notes with some hints of nuttiness and hops and just a slight bitterness in the end.over all it’s fairly pleasant and easy to drink but the price is getting a bit out of hand for a 6/pk at $9 It’s worth trying more often but at that price it will be awhile.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2005
Very good amber ale...mostly sweet roasted malts...caramel/toffee/honey/ etc but a very lightly bitter note in the very tail end. Pretty refreshing, but nothing outstanding.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2005
Mostly translucent brass in color with a bubbly body and a fizzy off-white wrung for the head. Aroma is a nice precursor to the flavor, relying on caramel, buttered toffee, sweet cedar, maple nut fudge and yeasty honey bread. Sweet caramel currents slide in for the first flavor mannerism, complimented by maple syrup over pecan pancakes. Some honeycomb elements and mild Sugar Daddies continue the nutty sweetness. Lovely moderate bitterness trapped between the tongue and the roof of the mouth and a sweet revering element that takes care of the rest of the palate’s territory. Formidable sprits, which lends itself well to the balance of the beer – an area where many other ambers take a turn for the worse and entertain acidity and bite. Sweet maple comprises the finish. One of the style’s bests, reminding me of Dark Horse’s amber (though filed in different style categories.)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lamas (1546) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 24, 2005
Bottle. Batch ID #6874. Packaged on: May 12, 2005. Pours a very cloudy, rusty orange with lots of little floaties and a thin, effervescent tan head. Crisp aroma of hay, caramel and nutmeg. High level of carbonation. Sweet caramelly body with some earthy hops and a hint of honey. A tad dry with a moderately bitter, sour and spicy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jahughey (65) - Franklin, Indiana, USA - SEP 15, 2005
Solid amber. Thick, lacy head, rich,malty aroma. Just enough hop to prevent cloying sweetness,ie., well-balanced. Nice drinkable beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2005
malts and a little bit of yeast in the nose, body is clear amber with a load of particulate that never actually settles out. sweet malty flavor with a bit of pine hops and a bit of honey. slightly bitter on the very end, but overall very nice.


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