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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Our flagship amber ale is brewed with English malt, hops and yeast. The extra malt lends a lightly toasted, chocolate flavor, a tawny color, and a smooth, rich character; it's perfect for sipping one or enjoying many.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10361) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 22, 2006
Medium malty aroma. Hazy reddish apricot color with a vigorous tan/white head. Starts with a malty sweetness, there’s an interestingly unusual flavor component, then an earthy component. It’s not a typical amber. It’s really quite good. There’s a carob type of flavor in there. Decent mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2006
Bottle via trade with stoutlover72. Pours a ruby amber color with a smallish beige head, some lacing. Aroma is caramel, brown sugar, floral hops. Flavor is toasted malt, nuts, sweet. Palate is medium bodied, medium carbonation, bitter finish. Really good. Drakes is rapidly moving up my faves list.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kiapepito (110) - Port Angeles, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2006
thanks to irishboy for this one! we actually used this beer to marinate our carne asada. it gave it a very nice taste. of amber color with some white head on it. the aftertaste was of spices. very nice tasting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nolankowal (923) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2006
Bottle courtesy of Beerguy101, thanks again Mitch! Hazy amber pour with an off white head. Aroma of brown sugar, earthy hops and some caramel malt. Flavor of light sweet malt, brown sugar, and a bit of spice. Light body, easy drinkability with a fairly clean finish. Not bad.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 8, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2006 Really great color. Loved seing the setiments. Heavy and filling. Recommended.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2006
12 oz. bottle via trade with IrishBoy - Pours a deep amber/reddish color with an average size off white head. Light lacing. Has a toasted malt aroma. Flavor is also a toasted malt with some residual sweetness. Medium body. A very nice Amber. Thanks Richard.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2006
Bottle: Dark amber color with an off white head. Aroma, caramel and a light hoppy presence. Flavor was caramel and some toffee, with a mild bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6022) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 1, 2006
On tap at Drake’s. This dark brown ale poured with a nice off-white head. The flavor is very hoppy with a carbonated mouthfeel. Better than most ambers I have tried.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2686) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 30, 2006
12oz bottle courtesy of IrishBoy. Pours a clear copper orange with a one finger light yellowish head. Aroma of some toasted cereal grain, caramel malts, some citrus hops. There is also some light nuts and lighter yeast. Much more nutty and toasty in the taste with some biscuity malts emerging towards the finish. Mild bitterness at most in the middle. Soft moderate carbonation with a medium body. Ambers usually bore me, but this one’s all right. I could drink a few of these in a row without being bored.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - NOV 20, 2006
Bottle. This is a monster amber. It is malty and hoppy at the same time with a substantial body. It pours with a copper color and a big head. Flavors are complex, there are malts, caramel, hops, and raisins. The alcohol is pronounced in the finish. This is less of a session beer than most ambers, it is quite heavy.


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