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Hawks Sweet Amber Ale

Formerly brewed at Hawks Brewing
Style: Barley Wine
Roseburg, Oregon USA
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.9%
No commercial description

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2008
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of spruce, caramel, toasted bread, light floral, and a hint of burnt plastic. Flavor of sweet caramel malt, mild hops, and herbal characteristics with light bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 08/16/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

muddy brown, whispy beige head, nice lace, rich earthy malt aroma with a bit of sweetness, creamy body, nice sweet malt flavor, light bitterness, some fruity character trying to come through,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernest (7323) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2006
12oz bottle made from a bomber (heaps of thanks to TAR). Head is fully diminishing. Body is hazy dark amber. Aroma is moderately to heavily malty (cookie, caramel), lightly to moderately hoppy (apricot, flowers), with notes of peach, plum, cantaloupe, whisky/alcohol. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. Quite delightful...maybe a little too sweet, but a really inviting fruity & malty nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7227) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, mds & tupalev -- courtesy of the Michigan crew. Pours a hazy amber with some sediment and an average size lasting white head. Very fruity malty aroma with some hops and alcohol. Sweet and fruity malty flavour with herbal hops and alcohol and a nice bitter finish -- very tasty! Medium bodied. In my notes I wrote "YEAH!" so it’s safe to say I really liked this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2007
Bottle shared on 8/16/06 by TheBeerCellar2: Pours a clear copper brown with a thin-lacing wispy off-white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt and a touch of piny hops. Body starts with a sweet viscous caramel maltiness, a hint of raisins and brown sugar and a nicely-balanced, bittersweet, mildly warming finish. A good barleywine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6625) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2007
Bottle: Straightforward brown, somewhat dark, moderate to large foamy light beige head, very nice lacing.   Caramel nose, soft citrus hop notes, with a little Avon perfume added in.   Biscuity start, somewhat bright, a little alcohol, with a soft caramel and hop presense.   Not as thick as I would have liked, actually its fairly thin on the backside.   Continues with the citrus rind aspect through the finish.   Decent, but for a 9.9% Barley Wine its fairly light.   Bump up the malts a bit and give it a bit more hop bite, and then we’ve got something.   However, for a nearly 10% beer its fairly clean and smooth.   Thanks goes out to Bill for yet another Portland gem.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6375) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2006
Bottle (650ml). Shared with blankboy, mds and tupalev, blankboy’s bottle via one or more fellow RB’ers met in Michigan July ’06. Poured slightly hazy orange with a small off-white head. Fairly mild aroma of leafy/herbal hops and solid citrusy/juicy malt, alcohol. Taste - ahh, there’s the stuff - woody orange juice malt, alcohol, solid green herbal hops - long, bitter, alcohol/hop finish. Average body, good level of carbonation, for once a nice malty-bitter aftertaste - very nice indeed!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (5988) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Thanks to footbalm for this vintage BW. Pours out a dark amber topped with a nice head. Aroma was of light hops that have given up. Some sweetness mostly caramel along with some rich malts. Taste a little dusty along with the sweet caramel. The hops are about gone. I would say a little past it prime but It is alway fun to try something from a company who is out of business.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5788) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 30, 2008
btl by Ross. Hazy brown woth gooy white head and lace. Dried fruit with light hops on the nose. Medium caramel malt with light/med bitter. A bit fizzy medium bodied beer. Pretty solid all round bw

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2006
KP’s Fest. THanks to Jay I think. Pours a bright deep amber with a thin lasting light beige head. Aroma is sweet thick sharp caramel malts, light citrusy hops and some fruity esters mixing with some alcohol heat. Caramel and toffee sweetness with a good amount of hops, fruity- light apple, raisin etc. Very nice on the palate and has a long smooth sweet finish. Good BW.

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