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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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A medium bodied lager with a touch of caramel malt flavor, noble hop aroma and a clean crisp finish.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2013
Bottle:   Deep amber, moderate foamy sandy head, spotty lacing.   Pale caramel malt aroma, slightly mealy but not too much.   As it warms it appears to be a little toasted.   Smooth sweet and rich malty start, could be a little much if had in quantity, but its nice.   Very minor nuttiness and biscuit in the finish.   Not a hoppy Amber, and does seem like a Lager despite it being listed as an Amber Ale.   Better than I was expecting at least.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes fairly quick, which is better than the start which seems to be a little sticky.   Not bad!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Sampled at the brewery. Clear amber, frothy beige head. Aroma of caramel malts and fruit. Taste is mildly sweet with very faint citrus. Medium light body, smooth carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 16, 2010
Draft at the brewery. A simple, surprisingly dry (yay!) but unexciting Amber beer. Tasty, malty, well-made, but not in any way particularly a standout. Note I didn’t say Amber Ale, as this is clearly marked an Amber Lager, despite how it’s classified on the site here.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (6162) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2008
Clear amber, average off-white head, no lace. Aroma of caramel, and low earthy hops. Same on the palate, a little thin. Decent enough, but there are better beers coming out of Montana.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5109) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2007
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at the Great Northern Brewpub in Whitefish, Montana. Pours a dark caramel amber brew with a thin off-white head that quickly dissolves to a fine film and white ring. Aroma of roasted dark caramel malt, roasted nuts, a touch of toffee and soem flowery hops. Taste is medium bodied, very light carbonation with flavors of dark hard fruits, sweet barley malt and some candy cherries. Finish is smooth, slightly sweet with a candy sugar aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5489) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2007
Draft pint to finish off oru tasting at the GN taproom. Dark amber, almost light brown. Lightly carameled aroma. Nice fully flavored brew, almost tea-like, moderately bittered. Robust for an "amber", bordering on a brown ale. Good, though. (#2866, 5/12/2007)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (3225) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2005
Pours a medium amber color. Aromas of caramel, a hint of nut, and some light fruit. Flavor is a sweet roasted taste, I think it could use some more hops. Finishes a bit sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2004
Pretty amber colour. Wonderful malty aroma with plenty of toffee, a little hops, and maybe even some fruits? Flavour has an interesting combination of sweet malts and acidic hops (Cascade). IMHO not perfectly balanced. The carbonation is fairly low. Overall, a decent beer (with a great aroma) but nothing more.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
willblake (2632) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2004
Scribbled review from 8/15/03. Clearance beer. Cloudy, greenish amber. Thin head. Smells like corn syrup and fruitcake. Tastes like fruitcake, bready, malty, candied fruits. Interesting and sort of appealing, but hard to get past texture...Cloying and too sweet for me and unsettlingly tart. Maybe this batch is bad, maybe I don't like the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2003
Big caramelly lager; slightly slippery body, some corniness in the aroma. Some sweet brown sugar, malt is indeed sticky. Not the hoppiest Vienna around; much more European without hybrid intent, I think. Super drinkable, perfect with Pizza! Thanks SW.


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