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RATINGS: 1366   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.


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, Iím not that all crazy about Amber beers. Strong flavor, almost like well water as it tastes like iron. Not bad but Iíd 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 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2002
Cloudy orange with medium off-white head. Citrus hoppy aroma, very fresh. Distinctly hoppy flavor thatís unexpected for an amber. But thereís 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 itís 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 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 isnít 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 Iíd 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 isnít 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 donít 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 WASNíT 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

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Draft at redlight redlight. pours a bright amber. not much going on in the nose. i mean, it is literally hard to smell. the flavor is not much bigger. bitter citrus hops come through for sure, but there is enough malt to make it extremely if not overly balanced and the sweetness comes through as much as the bitterness. Perhaps my rating is too low because i in no way dislike this beer. it is a crisp and not bad session beer. however, it is not complex and ultimately easily forgettable.


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