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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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A deep amber colored ale with a smooth character, a well balanced blend of imported English malt and hops.


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3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monk191 (929) - California, USA - JAN 24, 2013
A very good amber. Pours a beautiful red-orange color with a thick tan head. Not too much smell, a little nutty and creamy. Taste is hoppy upfront, but without a bitter aftertaste. Some fruit in the middle. Had on tap in Benicia. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (3120) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2012
Hazy red brown colour. Flavour has a light spiciness and hop and some red fruit sweetness. A good session beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rayOfBeer (670) - El Cerrito, California, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Tap: hazy dark amber with thin white head. Aroma is pear with some malt backing. Flavor is apple cider-like at first with some dark toasted bread, then carries into a dark creamy caramel and end with a little charred bitterness. Decent flavor, a bit odd on the ending. I would drink more but not often.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Clear red amber with a creamy tan head. Grainy bread aroma. Sweet caramel malty taste with a roasty toffee finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUN 6, 2010
You how some breweries beers all have a similar taste base on their core recipe. That’s the way this brewery is. All their beers have a bent towards Belgium flavor. For what I paid they are pretty good. 2.99 a six pack.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
IrishBoy (3836) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 4, 2009
12 oz bottle from Sandy’s Liquors. Nose of light caramel with a vegetal note. Clear amber with a medium beige head. Flavor is lightly bitter with some caramel in the back ground.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
boFNjackson (4133) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Bottle... Poured amberish-red with a white head. Strong malty aroma that was a little off. A little watery and fruity, malt notes with not much of a hop presence a little bit of a caramel toasty finish.. A little bit of cardboard too.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
asedzie (603) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Pours golden brown with medium off-white head. Slight lacing. Very assertive aroma of carmelized malt, light toast, floral and spicy hops. Flavor is well balanced, mildly sweet, fruity hops. Lingering bitterness and hop freshness on the palate. A very nice sessionable amber.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nebulor (109) - , California, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Malt aroma with florals. Pours a hazy amber color with an apricot hue, minimal white head, and some action. Has a bit of a sour taste with esters. Light/medium bodied, watery/resin feel, with soft carbonation. Not as good as their Blond Ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 11, 2008
12-Mar-08 (12-oz bottle: Purchased 09-Feb-08 for $1.79 at Ledger’s Liquors in Berkeley, CA) This amber ale takes the balanced approach to this style, although the specific flavors are only moderately interesting to me. Standard pale ale malts show minimal sweetness and only a touch of caramel flavor, which definitely isn’t the norm in amber ales. Hops are prominently featured from start to finish, offering crisp, moderate bitterness and an earthy, piney flavor. In the nose, again, it’s malty without smelling sweet or caramely, and hops are fresh and earthy. Medium in weight from start to finish, and the hoppy flavor and bitterness contribute crispness on the palate for excellent drinkability. The beer is amber in color and only slightly hazy. An inch of fluffy, off-white head settles to a thin, complete layer. Dense, large patches of lace stick to the glass.


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