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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 2.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A smooth, rich red ale without the bite (5.5% alcohol). This 3-time gold medal winner is a combination of 5 different styles of malts, and several different Yakima Valley hops. The use of ""crystal malt"" in the brewing process imparts a rich caramel flavor. This combination creates a flavor packed red ale like you’ve never had before!


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6343) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark amber. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain, malt syrup), lightly hoppy (apricot), with a note of vegetables (yellow squash, etc.). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation. A syrupy, raw, vegetal, clumsy affair. Sad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5544) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2014
I never expect anything special from this style (Amber Ale), but I have an open mind (read "loose"), so I’ll give it my fairest shot. It pours a dark amber/brown body with a modest tan head. The aroma is sweet and caramelly with a touch of floral notes. The flavor is more of a dirty caramel/toffee taste, a touch of pome fruit, and a solid earthy bitterness. It won’t be a "go to" beer for me, but it’s an okay drink.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Sampled on 8/13/2010. This amber ale pours a medium to dark reddish brown color from a 12oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel, fruity and sweet. A medium bodied red/amber ale. The malts are caramel and sweet. The hops are citrusy and herbal. Decent carbonation. A touch sweet at the finish. Decent ‘red’ ale. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (5100) - Utah, USA - AUG 14, 2013
12oz bottle at Barneys Beanery
Clear dark amber with a small beige head and light lacing. Aroma and flavors full of caramel Mild and sweet

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strykzone (5066) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2011
A dark brown, almost black pour with a late forming light tan thick head. The aroma is a bit swampy and funky, even a bit smoky. It also has some pleasant malt. Flavor is grassy and funky. There is some light fruit and in general this beer is sour. Actually, it is the closest to a sour style as any Amber Ale I have had. Certainly not what I expected but it was fun.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (4053) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Aroma is yeast, caramel malts and a hint of earthiness. The flavor is caramel malts, mild sweetness and a smooth finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thegreenrooster (3301) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Pour is a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is some caramel malt but also a weird vinegar sourness. Flavor is better with some chocolate malts and a bit of cherry let on the tounge.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2014
bottle. amber red with small head. the aroma is terrible -- cooked vegetables with a bit of rot. caramel malt with slightly below average flavor. not nearly as bad as the aroma suggests.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (3024) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 5, 2014
UPDATED: APR 13, 2014 Decent amer ale, on tap at the los angeles beer festival, caramel, delightful, medium amber pour, small white head, sweet caramel smell, caramel finish indeed.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frank (3016) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2014
When I see something sort of gimmicky that is pretty clearly contract brewed, my hope is always simply that the beer is not outright terrible. In this case, my humble dream came true and I am that much better of a person due to the leap of faith I took when buying this. Truly, this beer is OK. It is actually really nice looking, w/ a creamy head that sits upon clear, red brown liquid. This is a malt-forward brew to be sure, more simply sweet than having a real depth to the malt character but pleasant nonetheless. I get a bit of toffee and raisin mostly. It is a bit thin on the palate despite the sweetness and is maybe just a touch watery. There is a slight and unfortunate metallic note that you just barely notice and it finishes light and quick, almost to the point of being watery. This is definitely not going to turn any heads even for stalwart fans of lighter craft styles but is at least generally inoffensive. I doubt I will buy this again but if someone left it in my fridge, I’d probably finish off the six pack eventually.


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