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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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An American style amber ale which has its roots in a British ale called a "Bitter". However, this Ale is truly an American microbrewery style, with American hops which have a more floral aroma. Also the finish hops in an American style amber ale are more pronounced. (O.G. - 1.050 IBUs-29)


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilBeerDoctor (3506) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Cask at the brewpub. Pours a clear amber with a thick creamy white head. Aroma of sweet and bready malts. Flavor is certainly malt forward- crackery, bready, slight fruit and floral notes. Mild bitterness in the finish. Ok, drinkable, but not very complex. 6/4/6/3/13 (3.2/5)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Draft. Pours a deep reddish amber with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma is spicy, floral, grassy hops and caramel malt. Flavor is spicy/bitter and caramel. Slightly astringent mouthfeel. Tasty and drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Pours a deep copper color with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, toast, floral, and slight grassy hop notes. Flavor is malty, caramel, some biscuit, and a bitter grassy, almost astringent, hop finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vyvvy (4080) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Sampled at Schlafly Repeal of Prohibition festival. Pours copper with a soapy tan head. The aroma has sweet toasty malt, nuttiness and overall clean smoothness. Medium crisp body with light carbonation. The flavor starts like the aroma, but is a bit metallic and medicinal. The finis is very minerally and a touch sour.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 19, 2009
(draft at Schlafly Repeal of Prohibition) Dark amber with malt aroma, some hops. Flavor is mostly caramel malt but a definite floral hops presence.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - APR 14, 2009
Dark amber with a beige head. Floral hop and sweet malt aroma. Floral hop and pine taste but finish is sweeter than bitter. An excellent amber with some hop kick.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Clear red body with a thin off white head. Aroma is basic malts, caramel. Taste is great sweet caramel body with a floral grassy bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - MAR 23, 2009
2009 Tap. A lower end amber ale. Surprising amounts of hoppiness that clash with the malts that typically predominate amber ales. Aroma of strong hops with a light maltiness. Dark orange-brown with not much head. Not that great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009

Date: November 08, 2008
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: clear deep red, fine white head, thick spidery lace
Aroma: sweet bready aroma, nice floral hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice caramel sweetness, bready character, lots of floral and citrus hops, touch of earthyness, light bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Butters (3816) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2009
Clear red amber pour with little head. Sweet malty toasty aroma. Flavor has a touch of alcohol and a a weird hop flavor. Lingering bitter finish. Average. Bleh.


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