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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   ABV: -
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Our Amber is a beautiful red color with slight sweetness and a wonderful blend of hops.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Sample from beerfest. Poured a deep amber color with a smaller head. Aroma was caramel, malts, brown sugar and molasses. Flavor was deep canides, sweeter malts, caramel, and some metallic earthy flavors. Kind od thin and watery body. Something just didn’t add up on this one. Just below average.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
seymour (1684) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Tasted from bottle into standard pint glass. Poured a deep amber color (despite the brewer’s description, mine wasn’t at all red) with fluffy white head, somewhat persistent, no lace. Aromas and flavors were true-to-style for a basic amber ale. Hops weren’t very noticeable, but enough bitterness to balance a very malty beer. Lots of caramel, nutty and fruity. Medium body with creamy and bubbly mouthfeel. Long lasting malty-sweet aftertaste. Lacked complexity but very drinkable. A good "pizza beer."

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jrallen34 (3497) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2011
bottle... dark amber, more copper than amber in the center, no head... the aroma is not very good, light caramel, sweet and dirty musky finish... tastes awful, weird grainy coffee mixed with wort, very thin... pass

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ben4321 (4826) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Location: 22 oz bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 10/10/11

Aroma: The nose has notes of caramel, some toast, yeast, nuts, and a little bit of spice too
Appearance: Pours a clear caramel-brown color with a thick, foamy -off-white head and heavy lace
Flavor: The taste is mildly sweet, malty, and unfortunately, the finish is a little on the soapy side
Palate: The body is light (leaning toward medium), with a similarly soapy mouthfeel and an average carbonation
Overall Impression: I wasn’t overly impressed here. This was not a great beer by any means. It looks nice, it is drinkable enough, and the nose is fine, but that soapiness is what throws it off for me. Otherwise it would have been a fine beer, but that displeasingness has to hurt the score.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (3775) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 9, 2011
The 22 oz bottle came courtesy of Strykzone, IT pours a rich amber color with a decent sized tan head and moderate lacing. Nose is caramel malt sand some floral hops. Medium body and a lively carbonated mouthfeel. Flavor is roast caramel malts ands some spicy overtones. Light bitter finish. Pretty decent overall for the style.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Onionkid (371) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - SEP 29, 2011
Bottle. A sweet, caramel aroma. Similar taste, very weighty beer. Not in a full bodied sense flavor-wise, but more-so filling. It’s a sinker in your gut, and the abv (has a weak taste, no real booze burn) and taste don’t stack up for it. Chalky taste overall, for an amber it’s pretty mediocre. At least the price is acceptable. Not sure on abv.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3192) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Sampler at the W&C in Ballwin, Mo. It poured a brown color with an average tan head. The aroma was a decent mix of caramel malts and dark chocolate. The flavor was toasted malts and some caramel sweetness. Very decent amber ale.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 13, 2011
01-Dec-09 (22-oz bottle: Purchased 08-Sep-09 for $3.99 at www.wineandcheeseplace.com) This sweet, malt-centric amber ale is my first exposure to this brewery/winery. The antithesis to hoppy amber ales from the West Coast, this offering combines sweet caramely malts, cocoa, bread crust, heavily buttered toast, brown sugar, red apples, and toffee. There is a slight unsweetened tea-like flavor in the finish as well. The beer is sweet, but with hops making what seems to be no contribution, the sugary sweetness is unchecked, resulting in a somewhat cloying beer. Medium in body and low in carbonation. Sweet caramel, buttered toast and toffee in the nose. Clear in appearance and dark-amber in color, but head retention is poor; the off-white head rises to no more than a quarter inch before rapidly dissipating within a few minutes, with not even a small ring of bubbles around the edge, and no lacing whatsoever. Rather mediocre overall. I like malty beers, but this amber ale is on the sweet side and could really use more (some?) influence from hops to round it out and give the beer much-needed balance.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (12582) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 1, 2010
Bomber from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours dark ruddy amber with a foamy tan head. Aroma is lightly spicey. Med body/sharp, frothy carb. Flavor is roast caramel, but this is not sweet, and the malt is strongly offset by spice. If that’s from the hop mix, it’s a very good job.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vyvvy (4735) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 6, 2010
While amber ales aren’t my favorite, Charleville has definitely made improvement to what this used to be, so I’m glad I held off on my rating until now. Pours dark amber / copper with a small beige head that leaves quickly. The aroma has lots of nutty toasty malt, light dough and a hint of hops. Medium / light body that’s a bit rough and has moderate sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with clean toasty amber ale malt, hazelnuts, some spice and is a bit drier than most ambers. The finish has a hoppy spice bite and is crisp. Not my favorite style, but this is good for what it is.


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