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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2013

Gravity @ GBBF 2012, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

Clear medium amber colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, nutty, caramel, light roasted, moderate hoppy, orange - citrus, light grapefruit. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120807]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20842) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2012
Cask@GBBF2012. Reddish amber colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, malty, floral and a bit caramelly as well. Flavour is fruity, mild berries, some caramel malts, ripe berries and bready malts. Sweet aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15840) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
7th August 2012
GBBF. Hazy amber beer with a few tan bubbles for a head. Palate is quite and dry and a little crisp from the mild fine carbonation. Mild juicy dried fruits, whisper of red berries. Fresh hop spice. All flavours in good balance. Fresh and fruity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14973) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 8, 2012
Cask at BSF GBBF 2012 ... red amber ... thin white head ... soft spicy toffee malt ... soft juicy hop ... light woody bitter

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11649) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2012
Cask at GBBF 2012, London. Pours clear amber with a weak, white foam head. Crisp, dry caramel nose. Light to medium sweet flavor with grapes and light toffee. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly piney to finish, faintly resinous, with light caramel and ripe citrus. Yeah, it’s alright.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (8024) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (6743) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 27, 2011
On tap at the British Beer Company’s Hyannis location. Pours a caramel ruby amber with a medium sized white head. Toast and malt, light grain on the nose. Toast and grain, crackery and grainy. Light caramel and toast, more grain. Soft easy bitterness on the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5936) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2011
Growler acheté directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Légère odeur de céréales grillées. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée avec une très faible densité de bulles. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales grillées et d’houblons. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné. (Rating #3890)

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (4797) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Cask @ GBBF ’12. Pours deep amber with no head. The nose is sweet cherry, some toffee and toasted bread. The taste is light grassy hops, berry fruits and balancing toasty bread. Medium body. Simple, OK.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (4125) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 23, 2012
On tap in a plastic cup. Pours brown with a light beige head. Aroma of caramel and cereal malts plus a good amount of hops. Flavor about the same with a little spice. Average texture. A decent beer.


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