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RATINGS: 480   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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A striking ruby hue and spicy floral nose punctuate the pleasant sweetness of this brew. Crystal malt coalesces with the earthy flavor of Willamette hops. A hauntingly beautiful combination.


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1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
hopsessed (37) - Kansas, USA - AUG 17, 2011
One sip, drain. My first thought: Maybe this one is WAY old, because it def tastes oxidized (cardboard). Then I realized that this one had JUST recieved new branding and that was impossible. Tastes like sugary cardboard. I really hope this was an off bottle. That was just about terrible.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4173) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 17, 2016
Tasting flight at the brewery. Bright Amber red with a light aroma that is peppery and malty - it kind of reminds me of Fat Tire though not as nice. Rough earthy bitter green hops in the flavor, not digging it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Medium copper with small white head. Faint aroma of hops. Flavor is well balanced between malt and hops

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GTAEgeek (1790) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2016
Sample from a can. Clear, light brown color, with a bit of beige, bubbly head. The nose is strong, simple maltiness (maybe some whole grain bread, brown sugar, and a bit of overripe apples), with some notes of peat and honeysuckle. Sweet and malty, with a little bitterness for balance. Light to medium body, flat, a little creamy, and clean. This is a simple and yet delicious malty beer. Easy drinking, malt forward yet balanced, with a clean finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dal9000 (449) - Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Pours dark brown red with a minimal head. Immediate almost sweet malty slightly banana bread. Thin mouth feel. Taste fades fast ---Rated via Beer Buddy

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kevinator (1820) - The Colony, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2015
Aromas and Flavors of spicy hops with a mild earthy sweet ending. Both were somewhat muted though. Golden amber color with a light/medium weight. Good carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ajtrupp (328) - Broomfield, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2015
An interesting banana sweetness prevents this from being a bland beer. Not bad, just not very big.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hockey9930 (239) - - SEP 20, 2015
Dark ruby red. Malty aroma with caramel and toffee. Also a malty flavor at first but more noticable hops later. Kinda bland and not as hoppy as other red ales.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TorbenJensen (1435) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
Very nice dark beer with a glow that resembles red wine. Foam is rich, but quickly falls into a continuous layer of about 3-4 mm. It smells of toasted malt and sweet ripe fruit. The taste is spicy something indefinite, but it also carries on a good mellow flavor of roasted malt which to a certain limit tangential it burned. Ripe fruit like plum and peach mixes lively with a great rich flavor of hazelnut and large amounts of caramel malt. The hops I can read as Willamette and it is precisely known as its slightly spicy taste, so I think itís the aroma of hops which are encountered in the beginning. As amber ale is probably a little too pushy, but since it is an American I might easily expect a little excessive type correctness. It is quite tasty and lovely amber ale which I like.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (5612) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2015
12oz bottle. Filtered copper-burgundy body. Thin, creamy, off-white/beige head. Pretty solid on the malt side, but the hops give it a kind of an odd earthy feel. A pinch bigger than medium bodied, pretty easy going. An OK example of the style.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
N3lson1 (867) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Drank from a nonic pint glass, poured from a twelve ounce bottle purchased as part of a craft brew pack of eight. Pours a beautiful mahogany, brown color with a bit of beige head. Has a slight roasty aroma with something musty. Has a decent initial flavor that just drops into an off putting complexity, reminds me more of a couple of vienna lagers Iíve drank in my day. Expected more from this amber by FCB.


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