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Hales Amber Ale

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Formerly brewed at Hales Ales
Style: Amber Ale
Seattle, Washington USA

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   ABV: -
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Is deep amber in color, full and round, striking a pleasing balance between various hop influences and a big malt body. Great with food, or refreshing on it's own.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GiddyBoy (117) - USA - MAR 15, 2012
Very good beer. Nice smooth taste and finish. Decent head too. Nutty flavor was enjoyable and clean.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Amber Ale--1998 12 oz. Bottle. 5.20% ABV. (3.0 / 5.0) Ist Released March 1998. Nice caramel malt start. Pretty amber color. Starts strong, but peters out at end. Sampled 9/11/1998. Amber Ale--2003 12 oz. 5.20% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Clear rich bright amber red color. Mild lace head. Light bottle conditioned sediment. Sweet malty mild floral fruit hop front. Crisp toasted sweet doughy biscuit caramel fruit body. Earthy citrus clean malty mild hop end. Sampled 11/3/2003.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BroSpud (1695) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Bottle. Multiple tastings (Previous tastings from memory). Drank these occasionaly when I lived in Seattle. Godd but nothing spectacular.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sully44 (1) - USA - MAR 26, 2007 does not count
It smells good but has a bitter taste that makes you want to set it aside quickly.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheLeadDog (101) - Kent, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2006
I really like this beer. Great hop and malt flavors and a nice head give this a higher score in my book. Nice deep color and pleasent aroma. Taste is rich and long lasting. Lace is good all the way to the bottom of glass

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IndianaRed (2471) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 12, 2005
Bottle Pours a deep mahogany that is hazy and with a snall light tan head that dissipates quickly. Mellow toasted grain aromas that is malty and only faintly of hops. Flavors are similay somewhat sweet malts with a little toasted slant and still quite easy on bittering hops. Fairly soft carbonation and a woody chalky trailer.

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2003
Yes, this one is amber in color with an off white head that soon disappears. Caramel and malt aroma. The commercial description claims "a big malt body". It's anything but big. Yes malt flavors with a slight crispy/fizzy feel lurking in the background. However also found it to be quite watery and weak bodied. Drinkable but not very exciting.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2003
Probably the crispest amber I've ever had. Don't get me wrong, this is noticeably malty and definitely packs the trademark amber-ness but the "various hop influences" are very noticeable. I'm not bitching either, I thought this was a very nice aspect to the beer, which overall is very bready and caramelly, except for the hops keeping it in check. Not my favorite Hales beer, or my favorite amber, but tasty and satisfactory nonetheless.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2003
malty/slightly nutty aroma, medium amber hue with a nonexistent head, round maltiness with slight roasted notes and an unpleasant bitter finish

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2003
draft.nice amber color with very thin head and lace, unexpected full aroma, clean taste and hoppy finish. didn't stand out other than appearance


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