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RATINGS: 1438   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
roacheater (43) - Alabama, USA - AUG 3, 2003
Sometimes good, sometimes not. When it's good the malt profile is awesome. Lots of rich complexity that has a solid backbone well into the finish. Easily one of the best. When it's bad, however, there is a persistent sourness that wrecks the beer. Serving it very cold alleviates the problem a little. If I could be assured of getting the "good" version each time I made a purchase then I would always have this in my fridge. Instead, the schizophrenic quality control issue relegates this brew to a dissappointed glance each time I see it on the shelf. When this beer is good I would rate it close to a 4.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sethdude (705) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnC (3004) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6507) - 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.

   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

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10265) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6825) - 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

   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.

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