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Big Al Tutta Bella Amber

Big Al Tutta Bella Amber
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Developed by Tutta Bella’s Executive Chef Brian Gojdics and Big Al Brewing’s Head Brewer Alejandro Brown to be paired with Tutta Bella’s unique Neapolitan Pizza. A malty amber ale balanced by an assertive hop bitterness, flavor, and aroma with a faint roasty character create the perfect beer to be enjoyed with their fine wood fired pizza. Ingredients: Malt = ESB, Crystal 20L & 80L, Malted Wheat, Flaked Barley, Black Barley. Hops = Chinook, Fuggle, Cascade, and Sterling. Yeast = Wyeast 1084 Irish Ale Specs: ABV = 5.7% O.G. = 1.051/12.6P IBU = 39


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nealblind (684) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 6, 2014
clear slight red pour. aroma of tangerines. Tastes slightly pine slight tangerine. Mild in flavor for an amber.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14328) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
Draught at Lockspot Fish & Grill, Seattle, as Big Al Amber, maybe the same as Tutta Bella Amber
Light caramelly brew with low bitterness. Some toasted nuts in the final.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hanuta06 (319) - Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2014
The beer I had was simply called Big Al Amber. I assume this is the same. Serving: from tap at The Greek House. Aroma: lightly sweet malt. Appearance: small, frothy, off-white initial head with good lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Medium-amber body. Taste: lightly bitter, smokey initial flavor and lightly bitter, nutty finish with short duration. Palate: medium body, watery texture and soft carbonation. Overall: pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ACHops (653) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Growler from the brewpub served in a pint glass. Pours dark reddish amber with thin head. Aroma is roasty malt with thin sweetness. Taste is faintly sweet dry biscuity malt with thin bitter hops on the finish. Thick chewy malty finish. Not bad for an amber. Somewhat lacking in hops for a NW beer, but appropriate for the style.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dr_sarcastor (66) - - JUN 26, 2013
Much more of a red ale than an amber, it's much too bitter to be a better beer. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7634) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Sample at the brewpub. This brew pours a clear amber color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily to a film. Spotty lacing. Sweet malt, citrus and caramel in the nose. Medium body with a sweet caramel malt character and notes of hops and fruit in the background. The finish is malty with a sweet aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LarryBeast (488) - - JUN 18, 2012
On draft. Pours copper-gold with thin white foamy head. Great lacing that lasts, clearly marking each sip. Green and floral hop aroma with sides of caramel malt. Medium bodied and full-flavoured, yet smooth. Complex with lots of character. Low carbonation makes this one you can either savour or drink in copious quantities.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Growler. Dark toasted biscuit aroma, dollop of caramel. Little pine notes. Dark caramel in the glass, small white head. Hazelnut body, leafy dryness, medium bodied, toes the line nicely. Little hoppy with ample restraint. Good doughy malt backbone. Success. Pizza friendly

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (2624) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 26, 2010
On tap at Big Al’s West Seattle. Pours out amber topped with a small head. Aroma is of floral hops, rich malts, and light pine needles. Taste is more of the hops floral, pine, and citrus. This beer covers all the hops notes along with a nice malt back to keep it an amber.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
22415brewery (371) - redmond, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2009
Enjoyed a pitcher on tap at Tutta Bella on Rainier Ave October 2009. Clean, well attenuated and very drinkable, even more so with the charred DOC Neapolitan pizza crust. This is more of a hybrid between an Irish Red Ale and an American Amber. The citrus aroma and flavor hops place it out of the malty Irish red ale range, but the fruitiness/esters from the yeast are not generally found in an American Amber. Great for the unitiated. Pleasing to those who enjoy the nuances of yeast, hops, and malt.


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