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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Hoppier than its English cousins this American amber ale will have you saying “Jolly good show” when the maltiness rolls across the palate and locks fingers with the spicy hop finish. Hopped to the top end of the style, Flat12’s amber ale maintains its composed American character throughout. ABV: 5.8% IBU: 42.7


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5127) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Bottle to taster. Looks solid; a transparent amberish orange with thin off-white lacing. Smells malty first and hoppy second with a pretty sweet backbone. Tastes like it smells, only not as sweet. Average on the palate. Okay, but forgettable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tnkw01 (1016) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle. Dark amber color. Great massive head that slowly went away. Taste was very malty and very hoppy at the same time. Powerful flavor. Aroma was hoppy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (4781) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2013
12 ounce bottle. A HUGE beige foam jumped up from the Spiegelau and oh so slowly subsided. A fruity aroma with malts and spice. First sip brings nice bitterness and tart citrus. Caramel malts. Fruit is there but is under the hops and the malts. Rye spice comes at the finish. This is a nice beer and one that I would expect the ABV to be a little higher.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3114) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Clear deep amber body that hold a generous off-white head. Clean caramel aroma. Sweet on the front with some bitterness to balance. No real hop flavor. Yawn, another amber ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (2939) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 10, 2013
12 oz. bottle courtesy of queenholly. Another over carbonated bottle that had to be poured real slow… Aroma is pleasant citrus hops and caramel. Flavor is caramel and notes of toffee with Earthy piney hops. Bitterness lasts for a medium duration. If they get the carbonation right this will be very nice indeed!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (3584) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 2, 2013
On tap. Clear amber with a small covering of creamy bubbles. Aroma of earthy toffee and leaf. Front taste is toffee with some dark toast and orange. Toasted pecan and earthy, leafy hop show up in the middle and finish strong to strike a nice balance. Light-medium body is smoothly carbonated and lightly chewy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (3450) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a moderate off-white head on it. Nose has some hay and toasting elements to it with just a hint of hops at the end. Taste is a decently malty throughout, with some hop bitterness coming through at the end. OK.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (4851) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Deep amber pour with off white head. Aroma is caramel malt and floral hops. Flavor is sweet caramel malt and a light to medium bitter floral/perfumy bitter finish. Medium bodied and fizzy. A doughy like finish followed by a pretty nice bitter finish. As this beer goes on the doughy thing comes forward.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1263) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a mostly clear reddish/amber color with about an inch frothy tan head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. The brew smells like toasted and bready malt, caramel, nuts, and some herbal/spicy hops. Taste is mostly like the aroma, but with the addition of some citrusy hops and dark bread flavors. There’s also a good amount of hoppy bitterness in this brew. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it’s smooth and has low/moderate carbonation. Also easy to drink. It’s one of the better amber ales I’ve had recently. I wouldn’t mind trying this one again in the future. $2.49 a single.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
thedm (4920) - Fort Wayne, USA - APR 21, 2013
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a softly carbonated transparent red brown colored body. The mild aroma was bready and dough. The bubbly mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering aftertaste. The bubbly flavor contained notes of bread dough. Not one that I would likely drink again why to bubbly/carbonated for my taste.


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