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Nothing but smooth sailing with this North American Style Amber Ale. A well-balanced deep amber brew with a mouthful of malt flavor and just the right amount of hop character. The flagship of Cape Cod Beer, this beer won’t steer you wrong! OG: 13.5 ºP ABV: 5.5% IBUs: 50 Malts: English - 5 varieties Hops: Domestic - 3 varieties

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (4092) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Location: I’ve had this one at quite a few different restaurants/bars around Cape Cod over the years, this rating is from a draft I had on 10/6/09 at a restaurant in Hyannis

Aroma: A nice toasted malty and caramel nose
Appearance: Pours a nice dark amber color
Flavor: Tasty mostly malt, light hop flavor
Palate: Smooth, medium body, easy drinking
Overall Impression: I think this one is a pretty nice draft red that I try to have at least once or twice every time I make it down to the Cape.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2009
My Bottom Line:
This clean and nourishing Amber Ale develops chewy caramelized and toasted cereals atop minutious wooden hops and their whispering bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the dark red.
-The malt profile is this beer’s best asset, imho.
-Light fruity esters roam within.
-This is very drinkable; Québécois beer lovers would liken it to the best generic "Rousse" ales around the province.

On tap in West Yarmouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
kubilai (111) - , Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2009
Draft in Sandwich. Nice reddish color. Not much aroma. Light taste of nuts, caramel with a fruity end ( pears? ) . Soft bitter aftertaste. Not bad. Would be great to find it in Quebec...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - MAR 12, 2009
(Draft) Pours lightly hazy reddish amber wirh a finger of light biege head that recedes to a thin lasting cap. Aroma of light caramel and fruit. Mouthfeel fairly smooth, just a bit pebbly, a bit dryish toward finish. Nice well-retained light rings and sheets of lacing. Flavor of light caramel and fruit. Light-medium bitterness builds and provides a light pinch in finish. Light bitter aftertaste. Fairly pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
BroSpud (1740) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Growler. A friend showed up at our campsite with a jug of this stuff and it really hit the spot. One of the better red ales I have had, Can’t wait to try some other stuff from this brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrissy (122) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 4, 2009
Draft on the cape. A nice hoppy beer. Pours a nice reddish color. Very easy to drink when cold, gets a little to bitter as it gets warm.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
REDDOGICE (202) - nantucket, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 21, 2008
(tap)A nice looking amber ale. I tasted some sort of tree nut in the taste. It smelled of turtle candy, with chocolate caramel and pecans.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
General66 (203) - Streator, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2008
drubel2’s parents brought a growler of this back from Cape Cod for him. He game me a glass to try. Pours a nice mahogany color with a one finger width white fluffy head. There was not much to the aroma... a little bit of floral accents and a bit of caramel. The taste was very refreshing with hints of caramel, nuts and sugar. This beer was good... nothing too out of the ordinary though. I am glad I was able to try this...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
metsbcd (83) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 15, 2008
Had on tap in various restaurants in Orleans. A very tasty beer and definitely reccomended. Don’t let it get too warm though, or it’ll start to taste a bit too sweet and overpowering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2007
Growler. Pours clear mahogany with a thick and fluffy off-white head. Medium body and carbonation. Herbal hop aroma. Nutty malt taste with a dash of butterscotch. Lingering pine finish.

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