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RATINGS: 1377   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sethdude (702) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2003 Poured a great, hazy, unfiltered orange/gold with lots of large floaties, thin khaki head. No lacing. Smells hoppy and sweet, some medium malts in there, too. Tastes of sharp hops and decent malts, maybe more malts than I tend to like in this sort of beer. Very good, nonetheless.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rs2tech (1) - USA - JUL 30, 2003 does not count
I really enjoy this beer. Nice appearance - slightly cloudy with a nice amber color. Aroma is not very strong but has a nice almost caramel apple smell with a delicate hops undertone. Taste is similar to smell, sweet/caramel/apple, decently hopped with a nice clean finish on the palate that leaves no aftertaste at all. Definitely one of my staples although not my favorite style of beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 29, 2003
Appearance: This pours a hazy amber/orange color w/ a 1 inch white head that slowly disappears. Nose: I get a little bit of green apple in the nose along with some hops Flavor: it's a very hoppy amber but it's offset by sweetness, too. This makes it quite enjoyable. The mouthfeel is crisp & clean.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6122) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2003
On tap in KZoo: Yep it's an Amber alright. I was greeted by sweet caramel malt and fresh berry/apple aroma with a touch of dough yeast thrown about for good measure. Sweet tasting on the forefront with a delayed bitter hop balance, clean and crisp, taste was gone before you knew it. Dry and lively mouthfeel with no noticable flaws on the palate. Nice lighty fruity and hoppy beer. Underrated IMO, better on the tap than the bottle.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - JUL 14, 2003
purchased a 6er of this from E-Z Way in Muskegon on my trip home, rather plain i thought, creamy malt flavor, crisp hops but that was about it... no real other defining flavors jumping out of this one

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2003
Light amber w/ tan foam & excellent lacing. Good fresh malt & floral hop nose. Light yet sticky body. Good malt (caramel, butterscotch) & hops flavour w/ hints of nuts.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9387) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2003 RBSG2003 (extended) On tap at the brewery. Clear, deep golden brew. Small, creamy, white head which retains well. Nice lacing. The aroma is of white bread, butterscotch, honey-butter and a subtle, unidentified, fuzzy fruit. Creamy, rich flavor. Caramelly and malty up front. Nicely bittered and balanced on the backside. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Bitter, dry, grassy finish!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 1, 2003
Thick head, light as some of my fellow friends noticed with me (Hoppygrrrl and Psych.). Very sweet aroma, some honey and caramel. Slightly alcoholic, medium light body. Light and refreshing brake from heavier brothers. Fun to drink

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hoppygrrrl (104) - Albion, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2003
(On tap at Bell's) With an unexpectedly light color for an "amber" ale, this brew has a sweet aroma. Hoppy, tangy flavor, but falls flat. In sum: OK, but rather disappointing.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2003
Color is cloudy/creamy pale yellowish amber gold, very gem-like, never have I seen an amber like this. Head was small and off-white, faded slowly leaving some tight lacy patches. Smell is faint, very clean, a bit sweet and fruity, very soft and pleasant. Taste is very crisp and clean with a perfectly balanced combo of mild fruity hop and sweet malt. Oh, the finish is what got me going and wanting more, its a deep, earthy, even smokey, little pleasure that just gets slightly dry, and is just so smooth the whole way through its amazing. I just wanted to keep drinking it. Feel is a full-medium bodied delight, very nicely light and clean with that spectacular finishing quality I just had a weakness for. Great stuff!


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