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Big Storm Wavemaker Amber Ale

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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This Amber Ale is brewed with all American ingredients, showcasing a rich amber color with a pleasant malt sweetness on the front and enough hop body to balance the flavor all around for a crisp refreshing craft ale taste.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricyclist (750) - Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Amber pour with full off white head. Nose is smooth caramel malt mostly. Not much hop. Flavor is similar, malt forward and smooth easy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9100) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2014
A pure amber pour with an off white head. Hoppier than I expected. Both citrus and grassy hops are present, some caramel malt and wheat bread too.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4174) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Clear, rusty brew. Nice pint glass gets it an appearance bump. Very little white head. Grainy-sweet, slightly soapy, malty aroma. Good amber malt. A bit chalky, toasted, some faint implied cocoa. Not bitter, acidic but buffered, caramel, a little tannic. Easy drinking, Florida beer. Only minor quibble was a little tinny cling at the end. More decent stuff out of Big Storm. On tap, Brass Tap, Tallahassee.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjuf1853 (1238) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Draft. Pours a clear, copper/amber color with a medium sized, but short-lived head. Some spotted lacing along the glass. Aroma is slightly sweet and malty. Flavor has roasted caramel malt notes with a decent hop bite in the finish. Amber ales are my least favorite style because they are normally so bland, but this is hoppier than a lot of the mild ambers out there.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marheb (2047) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2014
Un équilibre respectable mais ennuyant. Malts et houblons en parfaite harmonie comateuse.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Clarkdvm (118) - Florida, USA - APR 29, 2014
Draft- pours cloudy amber. Not your typical amber as more hop flavor (not very sweet). Nice hint of bitters

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5540) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2014
Tallahassee, Fl. - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - growler. Pours a sparkling medium copper with a tight off-white head. Aroma has a touch of wort, some sweet molasses. Flavor has a hint of caramel, some nectarine sweetness, a bit of syrupy maple sweetness. Mouthfeel has a nice smoothness to it. Solidly above average.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6111) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2014
Draft. Pours amber orange with an off white head. Sweet toffee and toasted malts, light fruity juicy hops, and a quick clean finish. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 30, 2014
Strong too and very nice. MAybe too hoppy and extremely thick in the features. Dark it was also.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2014
Tap at the cajun cafe ... Copper... Thin tan head. Deep dark malts... Soft roast... Dark fruits... Dark malts


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