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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!


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Samples provided for review. Malty smell when open, with a little Scotch malt in the bargain. Light brown body puts out a nice fluffy head. Crystal and caramel malts can easily be picked up. ops have a bit of grassiness at the IBU delivery system, but there’s also some pine resin in the edge. I catch a little peat from the malts, some dried fig and just a note of milk chocolate. Finishes with a lingering bit of bitterness.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDalkoholic (2179) - Linda Vista, California, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle from Fresh & Easy: Aroma is faint with caramel malts with a chance of hops. Appeared a dark brownish amber color while a thin patch of foam will flatten out. The flavor is bland with only a minor taste of sweet malt but with a dull bitterness from the hops. Taste like a macro amber recipe.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomciccateri (1021) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle at LAX (Engine Company 28). Pours a densedark amber with little head. Subtle malty aromas. Medium body with solid hop bitterness and supporting maltiness. Well carbonated. Ipfront hop bitterness and flavor. Slightly dry malty finish. Fair.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (8348) - Hasborn, GERMANY - OCT 14, 2014
Rötlichbraunes Bier mit ordentlicher beiger Schaumkrone. Geruch nach reifen Früchten, Karamell, Gewürzen. Geschmack röstmalzig süß, fruchtig, leicht hopfig, würzig.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (7376) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2014
12 oz bottle. 142402114. From alesbymail.co.uk.
Dark clear reddish brown colour with a small light tan head. Sweet caramel malt, mild darkish hops, sugary sweetness and a hint of bitterness in the aroma. The flavour is sweet malt, mild bitterness, woody dryness and some mild hops. Very typical American Amber Ale.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
George999 (133) - Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Darker than I expected, a bit more roasted flavor, good malt balance, I feel like it needs a little hops.

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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
26th August 2014
Clear deep amber - brown beer, tidy pale tan head. Palate is a little crisp. Good malts with light touches of soy and marmite. A bare whisper of something fruity. Light finish. Passable.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
crossovert (7899) - Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2014
355ml bottle. Dark brown/red ale. Pretty flat mouthfeel, slightly ashy and bitter, caramel malts. Nothing to behold.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Ok. Decent flavor but nothing to write home about. Easy drinking but really uneventful.

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.


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