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Big Storm Wavemaker Amber Ale

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   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.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DocJitsu (1049) - Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Pours a clear golden-copper with a short khaki head. Faint nose of metallic vitamin and light apple peel. Slightly oily and moderate carbonation. More toasted malt is noted in the flavor than in the aroma, yet still quite subdued. Apple peel, zinc, and old vitamins are also detected.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6169) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2014
9/13/14. On tap at Engine 15 in Jax Beach. Amber pour with a small khaki head, mild lacing. Plain aroma, unoffensive, mildly malty, some caramel, a hint of nuttiness wafting through. Malty flavor, a bit of a chalkiness, caramel, nuttiness, tannic, husky grains. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (834) - Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Amber pour. Caramel malt with a pretty decent hop profile. Pretty decent, but nothing special for an amber.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricyclist (850) - 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 (9449) - 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 (4379) - 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 (1246) - 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 (2302) - 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 (175) - 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 (5711) - 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.


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