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RATINGS: 473   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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.

Grovlam's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grovlam (4167) - Copenhagen, - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle. Average light beige head that mostly lasted. Dark amber color. Aroma light caramel, dusty grain, light citrus, hint of liquorish, nutty and quite fruity. Medium bodied with an average carbonation and light dry texture. Light to moderated sweet and some counter bitterness. Light lingering caramel/nutty and citrus finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TorbenJensen (792) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (5090) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
N3lson1 (533) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Clarkdvm (292) - Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Draft at brewery. Looked, smelled and tasted like an Amber. Resembled killians. Average tasty beverage

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bartzluke (390) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 29, 2015
12 oz pour from refrigerated bottle into shaker pint. Pours a light brown, clear, with a fizzy, quickly-dissipating head. Not super attractive. Nose is a little bit of sweet bready notes and a little fruity citrus. Medium body, on the lighter side. Pleasantly smooth. Dry as well. Taste is bready malts up front followed by some earthy hoppiness. A hint of spice and citrus. Not too sweet. Iíd like a little more of the hops flavors to come out, though maybe I just got an older bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sigmund (5796) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2015
355 ml bottle, from Fakta, Denmark. B B date 30.05.2014. Gusher bottle de luxe, only a little of the hazy deep reddish brown beer ends up in the glass. Large to moderate off-white head. Fairly nice malty aroma, lightly roasted and nutty notes. Malty, nutty and slightly roasty flavour too, a slight fruity acidity. Okay, and probably better fresh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (1123) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Aroma of malt and fruit, pours a reddish amber color with a short lastin foamy off white head with some lacing. Sweet malt taste, minimal carbonation with a watery feel and sweet malt finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drjohnrock (549) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Twelve ounce bottle from Fort Collins sampler 12 pack purchased at The Party Source. Dark amber/copper color, nice firm malty aroma with fruit notes, tastes like it smells only a bit better. Very good brew for style. Tasted on July 5, 2014.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DCLawyer (1866) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle tasting. Bright red with small offwhite head. Sweet malt over lite hops and spice. Plain.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (2985) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2014 12 oz. bottle poured to a Czech-pils glass, displaying a clear & bright, coppery amber color, with a decent layer of tan head foam that was quick to reduce to a bubbly film, but left a lot of clingy, waves & foamy patches of lacing on the glass. The aroma was initially, light grain, soft malt, sweetness, and esters as dried fruit, with a hint of artificial cherry. Again, as with my experience with the Major Tom, the nose turned a bit, showed more ripened fruit, and revealed a hint of cardboard, after rehashing halfway through the session. Light to medium bodied, with presentable carbonation, the taste didnít seem to be affected as much by the off notes, as it presented esters, plus a moderate, earthy hop bitterness that possessed some lingering nature, a little sweetness, and a bit of malty creaminess to the mouthfeel. No dating on the bottle, but purchased recently. Saved somewhat by the fair flavor presentation.

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