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RATINGS: 806   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Carefully brewed with barley from America’s heartland and cascade hops from the pacific northwest, this rich, amber colored ale has robust flavor and a distinctive hoppy finish.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6331) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 17, 2008
Say what you want about this monster corporation. This is a good beer! Pours copper with a nice white head. Smells floral and lightly citrussy with some dry malty hints. Tastes of toasted malt, some earthy hints, pepper, some bitterness, some citrus. Well balanced.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Radek Kliber (6324) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 26, 2009
Bottle 355 ml
Appearance: Deep amber look with initial decent looking head – reduced to creamy ring. Good contrast.
Nose: Gentle hop accent, clean made amber malt. 6-
Flavor/Palate : medium bodied with lighter follow up. Slight bitter feel with semi decent approach. Step in right direction from A-B.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (6172) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2008
Deep golden amber, moderate foamy white head. Earthy caramel aroma. Same one-dimensional palate that initially is served so cold as to be nearly flavourless, but as it warms up the earthy caramel comes forward with some some pear fruit notes. The finish has a low astringent bitterness that is barely there. Not as bad as I had anticipated, but if you’re after a quality amber ale there are hundreds to choose from that are better than this.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2008
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is medium to dark amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, grain), lightly hoppy (flowers, resin), with a note of bubble gum. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. There’s not much to it, but there’s certainly nothing particularly wrong about it either. The gummy ester is a little odd (almost as if they were shooting for something like Kwak or De Koninck...or perhaps just missed their intended mark), though not really unpleasant. Rather bland and thin in the mouth, but again not unpleasant or dirty. A good effort in this vein, as with Ascent 54, the Green Valley stuff, etc.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2008
bottle, dark almond color with good foam, nose is some malty fruit with a fruity banana and malt flavor , a little watery as discussed

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (5961) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Got this as a pre-release sample from a distributor/salesman. Pours copper with a large lingering head. The aroma is corny like a Bud beer but hoppy like a pale ale; makes me wonder if there are adjuncts. The flavor is a bit malty sweet with a dry hop sensation that is noticeable yet subtle and leaves the tongue literally feeling dry. It’s almost like a Budweiser Pale Ale or something.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
phaleslu (5889) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2009 12 oz. bottle. Part of A-B’s attempt to swipe at the growing market share of microbrews. Brown amber pour with medium white head. Far smoother than most anything else from A-B, without the carbonation of their other beers. Notes of caramel, nuts, hops. A little syrupy, and definitely sweeter than expected. Not bad, but nothing special.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BBB63 (5750) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2009
1pint 6 oz Bottle and served in a no-nik pint glass: Yep looks just like the picture, actually mine looks a tad darker amber hue topped by a frothy slightly off-white head which left pretty good lace upon the glass. That should alone scare the crap out of 95% of the A-B beer market. The aroma is yep a complete letdown, I knew A-B did not have it in them to make a complex beer. Hint of walnut, caramel, wet grains, light herbal hops, a sadly some medicinal vapours as well. The flavor profile is equally mundane, moderate forgettable sweet nutty malts with just a touch of bitterness. There is also a metallic and even a bit of a sour note as well. The mouth feel is respectable for the genre, lively but not aggressive. Okay, it is better than almost any other offering from the MEGAbrewer but sadly that is not saying much. I fully expected an American PALE Ale but instead got a worn out Amber Ale that any home brewer with a kit could reproduce. Where is hell is the Cascade hops anyway? Cheap f-ing bottom line, mass marketing bastards! Someone should be hung for using words like robust and distinctive when describing this beer, what happened to TRUTH in advertising?

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
arminjewell (5720) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2009
Poured amber with an off white head, smelled of malt and slight floral hops. Taste upfront is a bit of cascade leading into hay and cornlike malt with a sweet finish. Better showing from bud, but disappointing.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blipp (5680) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2009
Bottle. Pours orange amber with an off white head. The aroma has caramel candy and light hops. The flavor is malty sweet with caramel and a touch of hops. surprisingly tolerable.


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