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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (37269) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2009
Can 12fl.oz. @ post Borefts BF 09 hotel tasting
Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, light heavy hoppy, flowers, citrus, orange, licorice notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium to light, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20091031]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - NOV 23, 2009
12oz can. Pours a bright clear amber color with a fizzy off white head. The aroma has biscuit malts, brown sugar and some faint hops. Tastes of bread, toasted grains, caramel, lite citrus, and an earthy and grassy finish. Medium in body with good carbonation. Clean nice bitter finish. Very session worthy amber.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 20, 2009
2009 Can - Pours a clear lt amber with a large beige head...aroma is roasty malt and hop flowers, light caramel, grain...flavour is similar, dry grainy malt, lemon, earthy bitters, cocoa?...not my fav style-wise, but his was easily drinkable...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (2810) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 17, 2009
Can: Instant aroma of citrus fruitiness and caramel malt as soon as the can was cracked. True amber color with an ample creamy sand colored head. Tastes maltier than expected with a deep earthy bond to the floral hops. No citrus, like the nose would have suggested. Lingering bitters are bright, but not obtrusive. A downright drinkable amber from a can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 15, 2009
THOUGHTS: Nice. Rather British. My can said 5.4 ABV not 5.6. TECHNICAL: Can. Poured a medium, ever so slightly cloudy, slightly brownish amber with an average, off white head that kept a thin sheet. The aroma was moderate toasted, nutty caramel malts; light floral hops and a little lemon. The initial flavor was sweet, slightly acidic and ever so slightly bitter; while the finish was lightly acidic and bitter. There was caramel, toasted and nutty malt, a little roasted malt, herbal and earthy hops, and a little tea and lemon, and then some herbal and earthy hops. The light to medium body was a little syrupy and then ever so slightly dry with tingly carbonation and a light to moderately astringent and slightly metallic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14509) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
Can at post Borefts BF 09 tasting. Amber, lasting beige head. Good malty amber malts, easy drinking hop. Interesting enough to make you want more, not so intense you couldn’t drink a case of it. Good. Just the kind of thing to take with you fishing and drink all day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Date: September 09, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Bottleworks, Seattle
Appearance: clear amber, frothy beige head, drippy bits of lace
Aroma: sweet cold malt aroma, light floral hops
Overall: sweet chocolate and caramel malt aroma, earthy hops dries it out again
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allendodd (114) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Another groovy can with a green anodized pull tab from bhensonb in a great trade. Small, quickly dissipating head with a deep amber, slightly hazy pour. Initial nose is the caramel form the malt followed by light floral hops. The initial taste is a little sweet but finishes with a well balanced medium dryness. In a cooler of light lagers at a picnic, I’d pull out one of these any day, but wouldn’t drive to the store for one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 5, 2009
Simply well done. Nice red color. easy to drink but with nice malt backbone. not sugary but has a good touch of sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 28, 2009
Single can purchased at Olive or Twist in Platte City, MO. How the heck did an Oregon beer with only 47 ratings make it to Small Town, Missouri?!? Anyway, this is a tasty little "malt bomb". Hazy amber-brown with a nice cap of off-white head. Some sticky lacing, but in a spotty pattern instead of well-formed rings. Smells like a rising ball of bread dough with a tiny touch of Cascade hops. Flavor is straightforward, malt on malt. Not terribly sweet despite the Crystal presence, just like drinking down a loaf of wheat bread. Simple, flavorful, and done well.

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