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RATINGS: 1374   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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2006
Bottle. Pours with a white foamy head that laces well. Dark amber with a slight haze. The aroma has some heave coffee notes. Medium body with a flat finish, the extra hops are evident.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4971) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2006 Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a cloudy dark amber color with a large yellow-tan head. The aroma is lightly fruity and yeasty. The flavor is lightly fruity with moderate malts and a yeasty undertone. There is a bitter finish. A rather plain amber ale.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zootfinster (208) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2006
What a really nice beer. Crisp, and slightly malty. A little sweetness. Nice aroma with a trace of maltyness. I find it to be one of the more pleasant beers in this style.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11105) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2006
12oz bottle-pours an off white head and hazy gold color. Aroma is malt-slightly sweet, faint hops. taste is malt-slightly sweet, faint hops.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorwart (2378) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Large off-white head. Minimal carbonation. Lots of small floaters in there also. Malty and roasted grain aroma with some light vanilla. Color is a hazy medium amber. Light flavor with a little bit of fruit and malts. Pretty bland. Finish is a little on the creamy side with some more malts. Really nothing special with this one. I need a damn belgian after all of the mediocre brews.

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 (11562) - 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 (5497) - 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.


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