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Black Diamond Steep Trail Amber Ale



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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
A medium copper colored brew with deep earthy hop aromas - supple yet complex with a long even finish offering hints of toffee, plums and hazelnuts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (4536) - BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2015
At Delirium Hoppy Loft. Sticky, stable, off-white head, clear bronze colour, actually darker than just amber. Aroma of orange peel, dried leaves, old cake, soy sauce, pink grapefruit, raisins, caramel. Subduedly fruity taste, caramelly, nutty, toasted, sweetish with bittersweet finish, medium carbo, leafy and lightly citrussy hops linger. A bit boring perhaps, but decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (14125) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle @ home. Lightly hazy amber color, medium sized decently lasting off-white to beige head. Smell and taste malts, lightly sweet malts, a slight hint of butter, hops, moderately bitter. Tastes a bit old, but best before date is July 2015. I suspect itís a lot better, or at least just better when itís fresh.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
slowrunner77 (10146) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"another uninspired effort from BD, but itís better than some of their other crap. below average in every aspect, but non-offensive...a moral victory?"

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Pours a clear rich amber color with white head. More hops in flavor. Earthy hops mellow caramel malt. Medium bodied with medium carbonation, resinous hop finish. This is an excellent Amber Ale. Hops are delicious balanced with a nice rich caramel malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ebrodeur (8) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2013 does not count
Fair alcohol content makes it a good session beer and enjoyable amber. Better than many. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DCLawyer (2690) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4oz sample draft at RFD DC. Pours reddish-brown. Malty, earthy, metallic. Unpleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2013
The aroma is sweet and malty with caramel and toffee, there is also grassy hops. The appearance is amber with a small head. The taste is like the aroma but a bit too astringent. The palate is average. Overall an average beer that is just to bitter for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vodka4blood (137) - Miltonboro, Vermont, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Smell might be the best thing about this beer - reminds me of leaves decomposing in a mountain stream..... but its not nearly as "supple" (subtle?) as the lable would have you believe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Digital_Aura (228) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Pours a deep tawny brown (Lovibond 20) with big time lace (no head). Aroma mildly sweet - earth, moss, greens. Initially sweet dark fruit tastes - changes to cardboard, metal, and earthy hops. Not unpleasant, just not balanced. Good palate, nice carbonation. Average beer. Slakes the thirst though!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (5281) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 4, 2013
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours amber with a lacy, cream colored head. Aroma of caramel and pale malts, some floral hops, and hints of fruits. Flavor more interesting than many amber ales. Average texture. A decent beer for the style.

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