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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beertholomeus (753) - California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Pours a dark amber color with a one finger tan head. Smells strongly of malts and some toffee, caramel and hop aromas. Tastes of malts and caramel with some hop bite. Slight bitter finish. Medium body and decent carbonation. Overall a great amber/esb style ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (730) - California, USA - SEP 12, 2013
On tap at the Hilltop. Pours an amber brown color without much head. Lots of hops and maltiness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brianprentiss (675) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2006
Very rich, caramelly, malty, toffee, amber. Little head but good lacing, very dark appearance. Leans almost toward Stout range. Interesting and good, would buy a single again, not sure about a six pack.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rayOfBeer (665) - El Cerrito, California, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Poured from tap a clear amber with an medium off-white head. Aroma has a lightly toasted malt nose. Flavor has some toffee sweetness, bittersweet chocolate, smooth roast grain and a little nutitness ending in a mild floral hoppiness. I really liked this amber because it has more dimensions than most other ambers I’ve had. Lots of flavor and a good balance with the sweet and bitterings. I’ll be drinking this one again.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
MattH (642) - California, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Bottle. Dark amber pour with a big white head. Aroma of dark toasty malts and a little green apple. Taste is dark malts, a lot of bitterness, and some nuttiness. Body is light to medium and carbonation is medium to heavy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerFunGuy (623) - California, USA - DEC 29, 2012
This beer pours a dark brownish red color. It has a thick copper tinged head which sticks around very well. It has a malt aroma and has a nice bitterness which is balanced well with a smoky malt flavor. This is a very well done beer all around. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2007
Pours a nice mahogeny, eith a small white head. Nice sweet malt, as well as a slightly metallic aroma accent a nice roasted marshmallow. The flavor is more complex than I tought and shows off a nice balance between dark fruit and toffee sweeteness, as well as a slight hoppy bite. A very solid amber that is better than most.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkgrenwel (566) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2007
Pours significantly darker than I expected. Nutty and malty. Chestnut. Not even caramel as I was expecting from the color. It’s a malty beer, but a dry maltiness. Not really roasty either. Yeah, there’s hops, but they give more of a spice than anything else. Almost peppery and cinnamon. Very strange beer. Not bad at all, but just not what I expect from an amber.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aquilo (539) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 27, 2008
Color is a kinda sickly, hazy red-brown. Head is off-white, and small. Smell is honey and roses. It’s a nice smell, but it doesn’t do anything for me. I can smell a bit of hops as the beer warms. Flavor is mainly weak, stale hops. Not much else going on there. Mouthfeel is astringent and overly carbonated. This doesn’t float my boat.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - JAN 18, 2007
12 oz. bottle- color of light mahogany , with a medium white head - nose of balanced malts and hopps , coco , red fruit , and toasted wood – taste of spruce , red fruit mostly red cherries , earth , that is balanced malts and hopps - body dirty , but crisp – aftertaste of bright red fruit and hops


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