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Boulder Beer Sundance Amber Ale

Formerly brewed at Boulder Beer Company
Style: Amber Ale
Boulder, Colorado USA


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RATINGS: 244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 146   ABV: 4.85%
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The color of a Colorado sunset, this complex, garnet colored ale blends the nutty flavor of roasted barley with three varieties of hops to impart a rich malt flavor and hoppy finish. Medium-to-full bodied with dry, almost smokey characteristics, Sundance Amber is a very sophisticated brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2010
bottle, via trade with jbye4334, clear amber color with creamy white foam, aroma of malty fruit, flavors of caramel, melon rind, nickel, weak bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thornecb (4168) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Pours orange tinged red into a shaker. Off-white micro head with good retention recedes to coat rim. Sourdough toast and caramel aromas. Thin with sweet malt upfront turning to sour apple bread in the lasting finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2010
(bottle, sampled 2/12/10). Clear amber color. Medium off white head. Sweet, light toasted malt aroma. Light toasted malt flavor, with very light bitterness. Avg duration. Smooth finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 16, 2010
Pours orange amber with a off white/slightly tan head. Aroma is caramel malt and citrusy hops. Flavor is caramel, with hints of roastiness, a little bit of citusy hops and a slight bitter finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2010
bottle best by dec7/2009 sampled 10/14/2009. crystal clear amber colored pour with a substantial pale tan head (even after being opened and re-corked for 8 hours!). it smells of toffee, spice, dirty/earthy hops, malty sweet, toasted nuts and some herbal/grassy/green things. the flavor is the same... along with some wood, toasted nuts skins and spices with a dry parching finish. it is quite malty yet it is fairly well balanced with british-y hops which also linger into the aftertaste.... actually, it is a touch too sweet. medium bodied, prickly and pretty easy to drink. 7/3/6/3/14/3.3

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
topherh (1907) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JAN 20, 2010
Bottle pours coppery with an off white head. Aroma is caramel malt. Flavor is caramel malt, toast, and a lightly bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DialSquare (2316) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2009
From old rating notes I recently found (no idea how long ago it was): 12oz bottle. amber-orange pour with thin head. muted aroma - dark fruit, caramel and light citrus. mild nutty malt and citrus hop mix in the flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikehanneman (55) - Iowa, USA - DEC 8, 2009
Great tasting Amber Ale. One of the ales at the top of my list! I recommend this beer without hesitation!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lubiere (9438) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2009
A reddish copper ale with a thin off white head. Again, a rather sweetish aroma, nut and cinnamon with some boiled veggies, no hops, a bit cloying overall. At Boulder Beer Tap House, DEN, August 28 2009.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2009
The label reads "Necktar of the Vampires" and I am suspicious that this is simply relabeled sundance amber but whatever. This pours out a nice amber color with a perfect off-white head. Smell is malty as is the taste. Not much going on here but very drinkable and has a nice aftertaste of malt. I like the fact that they are supporting local arts. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-09-2007 20:59:42

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