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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 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.

2.8
   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 (11637) - 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 (5544) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
soulrefugee (46) - Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2006
This tastes like a quality brew, but they said it had a sweetness and based on that I bought some. It was too hoppy to really be sweet. The malts didnít really "balance" the hops flavor either, in my opinion. By being adaptable and changing my expectations based on what I now know to be true about this brew, I will gladly finish the six pack, since, after all, it is quality brew. However, I wasnít really after the bitter hops flavor at all, so I feel its misrepresented.

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 (1452) - @ $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 (646) - 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.


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