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Medium-bodied with an appealing amber hue, this is the First Ale of the Republic. Its organic pale, Munich, and crystal malts create a gentle sweet character that is difficult to resist. From organic Hallertauer hops come a zesty flavor and aroma that beautifully balance Organic Amber’s malt profile. The result: Truly delicious ale that salutes organic farmers and all the goodness they bring to our tables.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
blackmetal (115) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 7, 2012
Rather grainy and sadly has a hint of a cheap beer taste. Easy drinking though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4368) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 31, 2012
355ml bottle pours amber in color with a finger of white head that settles quite quickly leaving some sporadic lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel and grass with some hints of chocolate and citrus. Taste is caramel and light chocolate malty sweetness with a grassy and citric hop bitterness. Light to medium on body with some decent carbonation. A pretty good amber brew that is easy to drink and satisfies the palate nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stangger (583) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Bottle at chow 284. Cloudy deep orange brown. Caramel, sweet malt, brown sugar aroma. Extremely sweet brown sugar, caramel, a mild bite of hoppiness. This is a weird one. , it’s watery, but the sugar makes it palatable. Some almond nuttiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4053) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Aroma is earthy and mildly sweet malts, mild nuttiness and a hint of hops. The flavor is sweetish malts, an undertone of citrus and and a mildly hoppy and bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Aroma is a very faint sweet, floral smell with a tiny bit of citrus. Poured a clear amber with a small white head. Taste is an interesting mix of malty sweetness and I’m getting a slight raisin taste as well which is followed by a bit of hops bitterness. Feels light bodied and kind of watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pumpmaster (1144) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2012
12 ounce bottle at beer tasting in Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for Craft Beer Week. Good!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
Originally reviewed: 5/21/11. Cool bottle sent down to me from my brother. Never had anything from these guys, so, excited to give ’em a try. 22oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a dark rusty ruby color with a small white head capping it off. Light lace left behind. The nose is not hoppy in any way, which is odd, given the style. Lots of toffee and malt in the aroma. Light fruitiness on the finish. The mouth is moderately full. Ample carbonation. Creamy finish. The flavors are a little tame as well. This is definitely erring on the side of malts, rather than hops. Sweet caramel, toffee, breads. Very faint bitterness. I wish there were a bit more punch to this, but I’m not surprised given its organic background. My experience with most ’organics’ is that they are usually mellow, and lacking in zip. Still, not a bad beer to have on a warm afternoon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrFecesious (1091) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 21, 2012
Originally reviewed Feb. 18, 2007: poured in a tripel chalice. probly not a good choice. anyhoo, head was very little, and didn't last. left a sparse skim in glass. aroma shows hints of roasted malts and a sweet floral fragrance. taste reflects the malt smells. light hops present. goes down easy and mouthfeel is decent. probly won't get this beer again to just drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aquilo (556) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 18, 2012
Bronze color with a small head. Aroma is wood, wet leaves, and eucalyptus. Flavor is pleasantly bitter, with some cedar in the finish. Palate is smooth and creamy, but a bit oily as well. Overall, this beer reminds me of a walk in the woods. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (1758) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 1, 2012
Really like this one overall. Except for the Winterfish, this is the best one yet. Pours out a bright amber with hues of orange along the glass. A thin cap of liught beige head and massive bands of lacing all over the glass. The nose has a sweet caramel and grain prominent malt and a light floral hop. A bit of a skunky note, but oddly appetizing aroma. The taste is sweet and lightly malted with nice cereal grain notes and light citrus hopped notes. Not too astringent or bitter, but nicely balanced. Overall, a fantastic session amber

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