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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5845) - 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 (1355) - 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
XaenDovet (1282) - 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 (628) - 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 (2428) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBeer45 (1436) - Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Bottle, this ale had a clear red pour with some burnt orange color and a few particles in the glass, and made an off-white one finger head that receded, effervescence was a little less than medium with a center stream and a few bubbles here and there, this beer left some spots and fingers on the sides of the glass, no sediment in the bottle, the aromas were light toasted malt and bread, caramel with some honey sweetness and very light hops, this beer had flavors of toasted malt, faint nut and caramel, there was a faint hop bitterness after the finish, the mouth feel was light with soft carbonation, an ok drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (2298) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2012
A very balanced ale. Some mildly sweet malt (caramel, nut, toast) with a bit of a hoppy finish that is not extensively bitter. Quite drinkable and a good session ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
cheap (5370) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2011
from a bottle. nice light brown hazy look about it. smell is floral hints and malt. strong initial personality. yes, quite strong. rather difficult for a lager lover. malty alky finish says this must be at least 6 percent.

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