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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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2002
Really, I’m not that all crazy about Amber beers. Strong flavor, almost like well water as it tastes like iron. Not bad but I’d prefer to spend my money on some of their other concoctions.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11555) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2002
Cloudy orange with medium off-white head. Citrus hoppy aroma, very fresh. Distinctly hoppy flavor that’s unexpected for an amber. But there’s a lot of sweetness, too much so.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - SEP 6, 2004
Although this amber has a nice (albiet unexpected) hop bitterness, it is cloyingly sweet. Like drinking sugar syrup. I mean it’s not terrible but definetely lacking something that makes a beer exceptional.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2004
An acceptable drink. Nice reddish brown color with a passing white head. Sweet caramel malt aroma with a touch of bitterness. Much the same with the taste. Disappointing in that I know this brewery can and does much, much better.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2005
Golden/Amber color with a light head. Sweet tasting with peaches and oranges being recognizable.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2007
Pours brown, clear. Fine, light head. Caramel flavor with a creamy mouth feel. Clean finish. Little more of a hop bite. Not too bad, but not all too exciting either.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
pepsican (1447) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - NOV 17, 2007
Serve with a sausage in the glass (???) Poured a dark amber with little head. Aroma was very malty, almost like a barley wine. Flavor was very disappointing. Light hint of sweetness and just a chasing bit of hops. Not much else. Too watery and more carbonation than needed. Decent beer for the style which isn’t my thing to begin with.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pintocb (645) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2009
Amber color....duh. Balanced brew, but a bit blah. The flavor is sweet with a hint of hops. Aroma is a little spicy. Medium body. Worth a drink, but I wish I’d bought one bottle instead of six.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
17thfloor (2430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2009
12oz bottle labeled Big Porch Ale 2008. Okay... so I know this isn’t going to be exactly... uh fresh ha. Pours a slightly hazed golden hued amber with a medium frothy light tan head. Aroma is quite malty with some faded citrus hops. Flavor is rich caramel with a little twang, probably from the munich, fairly grassy, some citrus hops mixed in oddly, a bit fruity. I don’t remember Kalamazoo Amber tasting like this. Medium bodied with big soda bubble carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ALCOHOLNIZM (164) - WARWICK, Alabama, USA - OCT 26, 2009
THIS BEER WAS HIGHLY RECOMENDED TO ME BY A FRIEND AND TO BE HONEST I WASN’T EXPECTING IT TO BE GREAT. AND IT ISNT. THE AROMA IS NOT VERY PLEASANT SMELLS LIKE A TYPICALY MASPRODUCED BEER. THE HEAD IS NONEXISTENT AND THE CARBONATION LINGERS IN THE GLASS LEAVING WHAT LOOKS LIKE LITTLE FLOATIES, I DONT TASTE ANY FRUITS OR ANYTHING THESE OTHER RATERS HAVE, I JUST TASTE MILD HOPS SMOTHERED IN MALT WITH A VERY SLIGHT SWEETNESS. THIS BEER IS FAR FROM GREAT BUT DOES HAVE A GOOD YET NOT OVERWELMING FLAVOR THAT MAKES IT ENJOYABLE


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