Brewed by Eight Degrees Brewing
Style: Amber Ale
Mitchelstown, Ireland


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Keg, special for Irish Craft Beer and cider Festival 2013
Our festival special is an American Amber Ale that we’ve called Amber-Ella. We’ve had our pick of the Aussie hop harvest so it’s all about Galaxy and Ella in this rather special limited edition brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sizzler80 (502) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 30, 2014
Dark orange, slightly brown pour with a small dirty white head. Very hoppy aromas. Pineapple, mango, burnt caramel, pine, coriander. Good carbonation, tangy and delicious. Great stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomer (2252) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - AUG 25, 2014
Draught, clear deep orange to light red colour, aroma of passion fruit, lychee and pomello with just a hint of malt in the back, flavour of citrus and pine with a medium mellow bitterness and light bready malt in the back. Refreshing and very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
didierlewallon (229) - ponferrada, SPAIN - AUG 15, 2014
Es una cerveza de color ámbar cobrizo con una pequeña espuma blanca. El aroma es de lúpulos picantes, con notas tropicales de melocotones, mango y un poco de caramelo. El sabor es equilibrado. Buena cerveza.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2525) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle @ The Oarsman, Carrick BBE 30/05/14 [240514]
Deep amber, hazy, frothy white head, some lacing
Aroma of piney hops, tropical fruits, resinous hops, caramel
Taste of caramel malts, piney hops, caramelised orange malts, tangerine, bitter grapefruit zest hops, over malty though
Palate - soft carb, medium body, oily, smooth, sweet malts and bitter hop foreground. Finish as main flavour, bitter zest, very bitter linger
Overall - Maybe over malty as close to the BBE, but has stood up quite well. To re-rate with a fresh bottle

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
brianbore (6) - cork, IRELAND - APR 30, 2014 does not count
Started as a special now a regular. superb hop aroma and taste without the bitterness you’d get with a similarly hoppy Ipa

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerfest5 (1206) - Cloneen, IRELAND - APR 22, 2014
12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Lovely amber color, medium effervescent off white head that dissipated quickly, almost no lacing but a little webbing. Floral hop bouquet that’s slightly different than expected due to the unusual hops used. Caramel, brown bread, some piney hop resin too. Flavor doesn’t quite live up to the aroma here, slightly watered down mouthfeel, the malt profile is slightly sweeter than desired which takes away from the tropical fruit and floral hop bitterness. Overall an interesting beer that can be slightly tweaked to make something really special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (5846) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 10, 2014
A nice one shared with McTapps. Classy nose of fine hops combined with a big grapefruit. Tastes like a grapefruit with that typical thin-bitter end. Classy and refreshing one. Would have loved to try that one in summer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (5851) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - FEB 10, 2014
This wonderful beer pours out of the bottle (many thanks to Culchiem!) in a cloudy amber-reddish colour with low head and medium body. Nice aroma of hops and caramel. But the taste is just great: Pure, ripe grapefruit with its light sourness and bitter finish, citrus, hops and hay. Bitter-dry finish - pure grapefruit brewed into a beer. I enjoyed it a lot and feel the urge to go to the supermarket first thing tomorrow in the morning and to buy a pink grapefruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elbernays (918) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 16, 2013
Pours dark red. This is what happens when you throw a load of hops at an Irish red. Aroma is citrus peach and mango. Flavour is nut toffee caramel sweet then big hop bitterness. Medium body. Nice beer and shows a willingness to experiment with a traditional format. I would drink a lot of this given the opportunity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Creedence (286) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle at Gulpd. Pours a deep hazy red amber with bubbles and a bubbly off white head. Light toffee, berries, ever so slightly soapy on the nose. Fairly mild aroma. Full of flavour, light sweetness and bigger clean bitterness. Bitter berries are prominent throughout. Clean dry bitter finish, slighly prickly. Very very tasty beer. Better than 5am Saint, in my opinion!

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