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RATINGS: 812   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   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


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Pours brown with a lasting tanish head. Aroma is strongly sweet with lots of caramel and bread. Taste is sweet but a bit lack luster in comparison. A bit of a bitter finish but not overpowering. Overall a good amber but nothing out of the ordinary


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ttheilen (516) - USA - MAY 26, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Popoff91 (61) - Oregon, USA - MAY 2, 2016
12-ounce bottles. A bit darker than most ambers. Amber ales tend to be a little boring, and this one doesn’t have any standout qualities, but not bad at all.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
danfontaine (40) - - MAR 24, 2016
Ar- subtle hop aroma here, getting some cantaloupe, hints of oranges, low malt aroma, Ap- clear, deep Amber, almost brown. Short head doesn't hang around long. Fl- malt sweetness throughout with a hint of pie crust, well balanced hops give some citrus pine and resinous notes finishes mildly bitter. Mf- med to full bodied, nicely carbonated, dry toward the end Ov- good beer just unimpressed I guess. Would like more distinct malt flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JonnyMadison (87) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Was a full bodied Amber, a little hoppier than I expected with a bitter finish. Looked lovely though!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (8069) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle at home from trader Joe’s. Mid amber copper coloured pour with a thin greyish head. Aroma is caramel, apple, burnt toffee, light mineral, toasted bead. Malty nose. Flavour is cloying sweet toffee malts, toffee apple, mineral, nutty, hay. Palate is sweet, medium light, mineral, moderate carbonation. Too sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chad9976 (1607) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2015
There are certain styles that I am rarely impressed by. There are also a few breweries who seldom impress me as well. I guess Full Sail Amber Ale was doomed from the start with me since it’s a style I rarely enjoy by a brewery I rarely enjoy. And it’s not that this is a terrible beer by any means, just that it’s not nearly the good one it should be.

I poured a 12oz bottle into a tumbler. It had an enjoy by date of 1/19/16 and cost $1.66 ($0.14 per ounce).

Appearance: Definitely a beautiful deep amber/magenta red hue. Body is mostly clear with plenty of visible carbonation. Pours to a thumb-width, white foamy head which retains well but doesn’t lace the glass.

Smell: Amber malts for sure, though they are mild. A bit of a floral scent, but equally mild. Seems to smell a little buttery, too.

Taste: If you go over a list of amber ale characteristics, this beer would seem to live up to every check point on the list. Yes, there’s light malty sweetness and a bit of floral or piney hop flavor and bitterness – but again, it’s quite mild. This bottle probably has some age on it, but it’s still well within its freshness window. Additionally, there does seem to be a faint buttery flavor or maybe even yellow lollipop. It’s not bad, in fact, both are in line with the base palette so as not to be distracting (or even discernable by less nuanced palates). There’s even some nutty flavor as well, which is nice. Still, this beer could use a little more of pretty much everything.

Drinkability: I always get frustrated when a beer doesn’t live up to its potential. At 6% ABV, Full Sail Amber Ale should be a fairly big-bodied and complex brew; yet it drinks like something lighter and more simplistic. The mouthfeel is a bit thin, wet, and flat. The hops do linger, but leave a dry, pasty sensation. This would be fine with a meal that’s not too intensely flavored.

RATING: 5/10

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerblogger100 (50) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Amber clear pour from 12 oz bottle. Pretty lean. Some mild malts. Some hops, mostly earthy hops. Pretty carbonated. Oh hum brew.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (1405) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 6, 2015
Aroma is roasty malts , caramel and light earthy malt. Taste is rich malts with light basic hops. Finishes pretty flat. Appearance is a clear amber with a

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evolutionary (448) - Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle from jerrys wedding. Weak and not that impressive. Sugar and smooth but somewhat weak.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burg326 (5208) - Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Poured an amber color with aromas of todfee, malt, light earth and pine. Flavors match the aromas big malt backbone with caramel and toffee with subtle pine. Decent amber ale but wouldn’t actively seek it out.


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