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RATINGS: 799   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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The best selling Amber in the Northwest. It’s a great tasting malty sweet beer that has rich amber hue, a full body, and a spicy floral hop finish. This American style amber ale is brewed with: 2-row Pale, Crystal and Chocolate malts and is hopped with Mt. Hood and Cascade hops


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatSatanUSA (107) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2003
Good amount of hops with fruity (orange) and spicy notes. Reminded me of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (8496) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2003
Clear dark red appearance with a medium tan head. Hearty, malty aroma, very smooth on the nose. Very even but excited first taste. The carbonation is of the right level, and the flavors are much more hoppy than the aroma. I can't seem to find much of anything missing from this one.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
strick8 (2) - USA - MAY 27, 2003 does not count
On tap. I must say this is the best Amber Ale I have ever had. Its has a very dark color with an chocolate malt taste. This was very drinkable making you want to have another one soon.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6597) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2013 Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear dark amber. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain, caramel, cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers, apricot), with light notes of grape jelly, tomato juice, and black tea. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation. Some nice things in the nose are marred a bit by some weird/off notes, and it’s kinda syrupy sweet in the mouth. Overall just ok.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reid (2051) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 11, 2003
very nice and unusually dark coloured "amber" beer..this almost looks like a brown ale. Lovelly rich chocolate malt taste with some wondeful hopping. A most excellent session brew indeed.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2003
I really hate to pidgeonhole a beer, but this is about the most average amber ale as there could possibly be..a pure pure session ale. The aroma is fruity with cherries, and frivolous with caramel and chocolate malts. It pours a deep magenta color with absolutely no head...well ok..it was a thin film that lasted a few seconds. The taste is definitely malty and chocolately. Some sweet chocolate and caramel malts here with a tiny hint of fruity, dry ending. Overall it has a fairly active carbonation level for an amber ale but is still very pleasant. Nice fruits and chocolate melds, but just nothing stands out aside from the fact that i could drink a 6 pack of these for fun and enjoy it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4861) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2003
On tap. Dark red with a brown head. A little sour in the aroma with some herbal scents. Flavor of fruit; reminded me of an IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2003
(bottle) I'm rating this 2.9 though I think I could call this a definition of a 3.0 beer. It's better than average, nice to drink, but... its just that. It's above average, fine to drink. Nothing special.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjw2000 (72) - USA - MAR 28, 2003
UPDATED: APR 22, 2003 Smooth and sweet amber ale with medium-heavy body. Also drinkable in fair quantity.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2003
Nice amber ale, very malty and sweet, cloying. Thick and rich, nice bitter hops but not too strong. A little on the heavy side for an amber ale, but a wonderful brew nonetheless.


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