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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Our lightest in terms of alcohol comes in at 4.8% by volume so that malt can dominate the flavor profile. Caramel sweet malt all over the palate with a noticeable “jumping just over the barrier” citrus hop aroma. Surprisingly refreshing for such a malt driven ale. Truly and all season American Amber.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (2809) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Bomber from the brewery. Pours a solid shade of amber with a tall, rocky, bubbly off white head. The aroma is grassy and citrusy with notes of lozenges. Malts are nice, providing a biscuit and caramel balance. Palate is on the lighter side of the style, but the carbonation is nice and the sweeter flavors give an impression of a fuller mouthfeel. The flavor is well balanced with refreshing bitterness countered by hints at bread, caramel and a distinct nuttiness and toast. It’s not particularly exciting, though the hints at almonds in the finish are a welcome surprise. This is clean and sessionable though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (811) - - SEP 15, 2014
Quite a mild amber ale, mostly caramel and light citrus hops, clean finish. Easy drink but fairly boring.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3095) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2014
22 ounce bottle
An affordable amber ale with an eyecatching label, this was one of those beer that I had to buy just for the name alone. This excellent release has a unique American approach yet still remains accessible. If you are a fan of cycling at all grab a bottle for yourself.

Aroma / Appearance - The creamy caramel base is the color of melted Twix watered down so it does not stick to the glass. A gentle vanilla head adds pleasing depth. Melted caramel, chocolate, caramel, and fresh but rusty hops give it the earthy smell of a cyclocross course the day after a heavy rain and just prior to the first race.

Flavor / Palate - Chocolate and caramel release waves of refreshing lightness. A malt driven beer, it takes a few seconds to leave its payload in the throat. When it does a light earthy bitterness blossoms then fades like a morning dew. This goes into my recommended list for sharing with people who are making the transition to craft beer as an affordable alternative to mass produced swill.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Barreras (1049) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Pours a clean copper color with a caramel malt aroma. Taste is of clean malt mixed with a slight citrus hops. A lasting minimal bitterness/IBU after the swallow. An easy drinking beer which lacks some complex flavors.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevoj (2334) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Malt dominates in this beer, dark amber/brown with beige creamy head. Aroma is caramel, sweet malt. Taste is similar, smooth and rich with nice silky mouthfeel. Nicely done.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3578) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Bottle from Utah Liquor Store. Pouts amber with a thin khaki head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Not much on the nose. Creamy and malty on the tongue. Finishes clean. A stair stepper beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crajun (995) - , Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2013
bomber from douglas88 in trade. nice amber! aroma of malt and caramel. nice dark amber pour. taste is full - carbonation, caramel sweetness, and balanced. nice brew!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mnurda (1153) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
Bottled sample. Was much better than expected. Carmel flavor was a bonus. Loved the hops also. Will have this again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdInSaltLake (672) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 8, 2013
Toasty malt and orange-y hop aroma. Nice toasted/bread crust malt flavor; sweeter and light caramel in finish. Citrus fruity hop flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7873) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 16, 2012
On tap. Pours with a mostly clear bronze body with a retentive off-white head. Aromas are bready, toasty, lightly roasty and chocolatey. Mild ester, minerals and berries. Grainy, light hop. Flavors are bready, light roast, toasty, fruity. A touch of caramel. Dry, medium body. Fuller carbonation.


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