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RATINGS: 261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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A crisp, refreshing amber. Simplicity is the key to this recipe.
Grist: Premium Two Row, Crystal
Hops: Cascade, Galena
Original gravity: 1.054

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (2928) - BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2015
American amber ale apparently named after a city in Oregon. From a 35,5 cl can, this is one of those craft breweries which come in elaborately decorated cans nowadays - which isn’t even such a bad idea, given the complete protection from light (beer’s worst enemy) and it being a lot less brittle than glassware. Anyway: misty orange blonde beer under a creamy, medium thick, irregular, slightly yellowish white head leaving good lacing. Refreshing aroma of orange peel, pink grapefruit, red onion, celery (pretty strong even!), fresh tomato soup with meat balls (no kidding!), cooked green beans, papaja, persimmon, honey, overripe apricot, white bread, peanuts. Taste begins fairly neutral, dried fruits and a hint of orange zest, minerally, medium carbonation, nutty, bit metallic in the middle, sourish hint, finishing in an ’American’ hop bitterness involving pepper and citrus, long, leafy and drying the throat, ensuring an utterly quenching effect. Easy going but well-balanced and hoppy enough to qualify almost as an APA, this is a refreshing yet characterful beer I could drink for hours on a summer afternoon. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (7088) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 27, 2015
355 ml can. Canned on 10/2014? (not sure, print barely readable)
Pours amber color with a medium sized head. Resinous hoppy aroma with sweet malts, pine and orange too. Bitter malty flavor with resinous hops, sweet tropical fruits, mild grapefruit notes. Not a big fan of Amber Ales but this is decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (5575) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle from trade with Douberd, many thanks Christos. Amber colored with medium off-white head. Nice citrus hoppy aroma complemented with nice maltiness. Solid malty base followed by nice citrus hoppy bitterness with grapefruit, pines, resin, some fruitiness. Long hoppy bitter finish. Enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berntholer (1228) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 7, 2015
dense slight beige head fades with foamhead and leaves structured lacing. amber colour. aroma is slight hopy, bit skunky and grainy, malty, bit candylike and yeasty. taste like aroma bit of caramel, medium bitterness that lingers. rather light body, medium carbonation. easy drinker. can 35,5cl / bd jun-2014

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (1103) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2015
35cl Can Appearance: Clear light-amber colour, with a 1,5 finger sized off-white head. Aroma : malts, toffee, floral hops and a hint of pine. . Flavor:: medium sweet, caramel toffee with floral and citrus hops, decent bitter finish. Light to medium-bodiy, smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (5193) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2015
35cl Can from De Bierkoning. Clear light-amber colour, off-white head. Aroma is malty, toffee, soft floral hoppiness, some pine. Flavour is medium sweet, toffee, malts, floral hops, some citrus, some pine, decent bitter finish. Light to medium-bodied, smooth mouthfeel. Nice and easy beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (3290) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 1, 2015
A pretty decent amber ale. Malty with a crisp bitterness at the tail end. Fruity nose, with a bready backing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PriorL (2459) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
Sampled @ “Exclusive S&G Tasting: Special guest 77ships”. APPEARANCE: blond beer, small unstable off white head. NOSE: little oxidated, some hops, little watery, some pine. TASTE: little oxidated, some hops, little watery, some pine. Nothing special, maybe little too old?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
note666 (1183) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2014
2014 - 12 - 13 355ml can. clear dark orange colour. medium, white head. caramel fruits and herbs in aroma. medlium bitter, light sweet taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tillmac62 (356) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Pours a clear medium amber with a nice garnet cast. Outstanding head volume, lacing and retention. Nice nose of rich caramel over light citrus rind with a spicy note. Almost light medium bodied with a smooth texture. Above normal carbonation with effervescence from the middle on. The flavor profile is rather nice, reasonably intense, very well balanced and is simple, rather than complex. It begins with caramel coupled with a faint rind note. It flows to a mild herbal bitterness in the middle with a nice effervescent rush. The finish is a blend of caramel and herbal hops that slowly fade into a soft rind like bitterness. A solid session, beach or lawnmower offering.

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