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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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For those who love amber ales, here’s a limited edition amber lager is so crazy good you might convert to lagerism.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Camons (5785) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 13, 2011
Bottle @ Hotelroom, Denver. Pours dark amber with a nice big creamy offwhite head. Aroma of bread, toffee, hay, grassy hops. Taste is bready and caramel malts, light grassy and floral hops. Thin to medium body, lively coarbonation. Well made amber, but nothing special. 130411

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5650) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Thanks to Cavie for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a yellow-orange color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the grain and grass, with not too much else going on. The flavor is similar. The toffee and grain notes really stand out, with some grass from the hops thrown in. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2011
Somewhat mild aroma - toasty, caramel, light sweetness, light hop character. Amber pour, nice clarity, soft lace, good head retention. Flavor is lightly toasty and nutty with hints of caramel sweetness, grass, and light bitterness. Clean finish.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
thirdeye11 (5536) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2011
(12oz bottle thanks to Cavie) clear amber with a lasting fine tan head. Nose of caramel, corn, adjunct and chlorine. Taste of umami, salty, watery, raw grain and an oily body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Bottle: Pours a nice orange copper color with a nice respectable head. The nose is fluffy and toasty with some crisp clean malts, ample biscuit and a light sweet underlying caramel note. Chewy mouthfeel with a nice moderate body and a clean crisp maltiness and lingering hop note in the finish. Very well put together and a balanced tail. Refreshing and big bodied all in one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5446) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Hood River, Or - on tap at the brewpub after the excellent tour. Dark amber pour, off-white head, thick lacing. Worty aroma with some fruity accents. Flavor has a hint of caramel, some bubble gum, some nutty notes. Thick enough mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5278) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Sampled on 6/22/201. This Vienna pours a medium copper amber color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel malt, toast, touch of fruit and some hops. A medium bodied Vienna. The malts are caramel and semi sweet. The hops are floral and grapefruity. Decent carbonation. A little drier than most Viennas, with a nice crisp finish. A surprisingly refreshing beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean, crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly sweet with a hint of bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5218) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2011
Bottle. Copper pour with a short, fizzy beige head. Caramel, spicy hops, dried fruit and dark bread in the nose. Taste is caramel, sweet malt, dark bread, grains, and light grassy notes. Bit of tea as well. Body is medium with a moderate carbonation. Finishes with more sweet malt, toasted dark bread, caramel, soft grass, and light spicy hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep amber woody copper with a thin lasting off white head- slight lace. Aroma is nutty, toffee, slight vege with green grassy hops, slight mint, then more slightly burnt or toasted malts, and some bread. Flavor is toast, biscuit, slight burnt hint, grass, mineral, slight metallic off hoppy twang and a mild bitterness. Gets a bit better as it warms up. Ok.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kramer (4892) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber body under a small fizzy white head that faded to a thin ring pretty quickly. The nose is sweet vienna malt with a bit of light fruitiness and minimal to no hops. The flavor is fairly sweet with that little bit of fruitiness emerging on the back end that’s a bit of a problem in a Vienna Lager. Minimal to no hops to balance out the sweetness from the malt. Not quite as clean as I’d like. Light to medium bodied with a bit of cling to the finish and minimal soft carbonation. Meh, this is one I could pass on were I faced with the choice of having it again.


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