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Grand Teton Bone Warmer Amber Ale

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Bone Warmer Amber Ale, brewed in the "strong ale" tradition, is a beer of great character, with exceptional malt flavor and warming alcohol content. Historically, brewers often drew three different runs from the same barley mash. The first, used for strong ale of "best beer", had the most alcohol. The second was used for less strong "table beer", and the third, a lighter and cheaper "small beer". Our Bone Warmer is brewed the same way, using only the first runnings from an extraordinarily thick, strong mash of Idaho 2-Row Metcalfe and Harrington barley malt, along with dark German munich and caramel malts. We subtly spiced it with "noble" character American Perle and Mt. Hood hops, fermented it at cool temperatures and cold-conditioned it for smoothness and drinkabitlity. The resulting ale is the color of roasting chestnuts, voluptuously malty, only slightly sweet, with a hint of toffee and a warming dry finish. It's an ideal accompaniment to rich meaty stews, wild game, roasted fowl or root vegetables, and aged cheddars.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbgrayson (522) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Pours a dark amber, with a nice tan head. Light aroma of malts. Taste of toasted caramel, with íbone warmingí alcohol. Smooth, tasty, and very drinkable, but with a kick. Thumbs up on this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (1692) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAY 23, 2014
750 ml bottle; 2013 vintage. Aroma is caramelly, toasty; offnote of wet dog. Pours slightly hazy mahogany with a quickly diminishing off-white head. Taste is nice, roasty and toasty; itís sweet with notes of licorice and dark fruit that make it lightly sour. Finishes dry, has a metallic offnote. A bit boozy. Body seems thinner than it should be, oily mouthfeel. Nice enough for what it is. The offnotes arenít all that distracting and overall itís decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (1948) - Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2014
Dark amber/cider color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted caramel malt, hops, & fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel/toffee, hops, and dark fruit; Nothing too complex - but decent overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thebullshornbar (72) - Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Poured out of the bottle, a deep reddish amber hue with a fleeting head. On the nose, the beer gave of notes of, caramel, toffee, and light pine, with slight undertones of cooked dark fruit, particularly plum or raisin. Caramel sweetness initiates the palate, followed by maltier notes with again hints of fruit. Finishes dry with honey lingering on the palate. This ale has a velvety mouthfeel with light carbonation. Alcohol is present, but not overpowering. The combination of caramel/ fruitier flavors in the beginning paired with drier honey-like tones at the finish of the palate, keep begging the drinker to take another sip. A beautifully made Imperial Amber ale.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Draft. Aroma of caramel, and earthy, dusty, and sweet notes as well. Big chewy body that comes across sweet. Sweet and sticky malts donít do much for my palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (834) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle from the RBC. Pours clear amber with minimal head. Aroma is malt-forward, with lots of cherry, caramel, dark fruits, and toffee. Taste is mostly sweet, with minimal bitterness in the finish. Medium body, sticky texture. Overall: this isnít a beer Iíd expect to get me all excited (and I guess it didnít), but it was certainly tasty and I can definitely think of situations where it would be exactly the right beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6365) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle from Capitol Beer& Tap Room. Pours dark brown with a foamy tan head and a fruit and chocolate aroma. There is a sweet chocolate, toffee and dark molasses flavor that has a slightly sour carbonated finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2089) - Lakeside, California, USA - DEC 24, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear chestnut brown color with a foamy beige head that slowly recedes to a fine film. The aroma was mild with fruits, caramel and toffee. The taste also featured toffee, caramel and a weak fruity presence. There is a touch of lightly spicy hops throughout. The palate was full and sticky with medium carbonation. Finished long and dry. overall: A very malt forward brew with not very much hop presence, tasted kinda bland to me. The alcohol was well hidden. Very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2587) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2013
750 ml. bottle. Bottled on 8/12/13. Pours a fizzy, well retained, light beige head, with some lacing, over an initially clear, dark amber (SRM 17) body....nose is toffee/caramel, brown sugar, very light dark fruits including plum, raisin, hints of cinnamon, cocoa, vanilla, minimal hops....taste is moderately sweet toffee/caramel, dried fruits including fig, plum leading to a almost dry, lightly bitter finish.....mouth feel medium, sticky, light alcohol warmth, carbonation and acidity low. This is a moderately sweet, malt dominated beer with only light hop presence. It really is in the style of an Old Ale or a heavy winter warmer. If they had described as such, rather than the undiscriptive Imperial Amber the overall ratings would be much higher. BJCP 8/3/15/5/7

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brentv (314) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2013
On tap at The Anchor in Wichita, KS. Reddish chestnut color with off-white head. Taste has a definite spiciness, fruity, caramel, and moderately sweet.


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