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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
We like to call this a Northwest Amber Lager, but it is often categorized as a Vienna style lager. The beer originally started out resembling a Steam BeerĚ style beer, but weíve slowly been dropping the fermentation temperature to the point where itís really just a lager beer, and too smooth, to fit that category. The color looks like a Vienna style lager, but the amount and type of hops, and the grain bill are quite different. We use Magnum and Cascade hops in this beer, and they blend well with the American (51%), German (43%) and British (6%) malts we use. The beer features strong hop character, along with smooth malt, caramel, and toffee flavors and aromas, with a refreshing bite in the finish. This beer goes really well with pulled pork and brisket. (1.012 BG, 5.0%, 36 IBU, 9.0 SRM)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Bottle @ home. Clear, rich, amber colored beer with a finger of white foam. Plenty of toffee and toasty aroma. Good bready malt, slight fruits, and floral hops. Sort of leafy. Definitely on the sweet side. Dominated by toffee, toasted bread, and floral hops. A mild bitterness. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (12951) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 11, 2009
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours clear copper with a large frothy white head. Aromas of citrus and stone fruits. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is caramel with lots of citrus and light stone fruit. Malt harshness is not subdued. It leaves an impression of underlying paper. Gets fruitier with time. Goes mildly astringent. Itís a pretty tasty beer after some struggling. Bitter, but not excessivelly so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2009
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of grain, grass, and caramel. Flavor of grain, nuts, toffee, and caramel. A tasty California Common.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2011
An amber ale with a thick lacing off white head. In aroma, a grassy and lightly floral hops with caramel malt. In mouth, a smooth clean biscuitty malt with light c-hops, floral, light grapefruits. Bottle at OBF Fringe Fest Belmont Station, July 30 2011.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (10562) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2012 22 oz. bottle, pours a clear amber with a small off-white head. Nose is fully of dry woody caramel malts, some dry pilsner-like hops and bready tones. Flavour follows almost exactly the same, with dry, slightly woody, caramel malts, bready malts and a wonderful dry hoppy bite on the finish. Exceedingly drinkable and pretty much the pinnacle of this style. Solid stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Bottle with MJ. Thanks bro! Pours a clear dark amber appearance with an off white head. Aromas of cracker, caramel, toasted malt, light bread, just a bit spicy, herbal, grassy hoppy aroma. Just a bit chewy, caramel, grassy, a bit bready flavor. Kind of reminded me of a dry EPA with just a bit of spiciness of the hops. Really didnít enjoy this one as much as many of the other offerings from Heater Allen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 16, 2013
651mL thanks to brainlair. Pours a full haze, deep amber with weaker white head. Okay formation. Nose is caramel, lemon soap. Taste is very interesting- malt forward, some coconut, soap, tea. Malt forward with lemon peel bitterness. Light tartness. Some thick rye bread, pumpkin bread, cinnamon, even German gingerbread holiday snacks (lebkuchen). Very bitter for style. Easy to drink, very bitter with some tea leaf character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9166) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2009
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 24/09/2009 Hoppy and malt aromas. Golden coloured hoppy and a little dry. Smooth on the palate with a lasting malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (8867) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear orange amber with a gray head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma musty grain and a touch of sweetness and a nice grassiness. Flavor has a nice grassy note with some caramel and a bit of underlying earthiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (8795) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2013 hello my new love. youíre stunning, youíre gorgeous and youíre everything i want in my life right now. memories of your rich toffee doughy sweet vienna malt make me cry when youíre gone. i can smell your perfumed peach fuzz and banana esters all over my clothes and pillow-case. itís intoxicating and confusing and stunning... iím out of my element here... all of this layered atop a perfectly toasty / seedy / baked cracker-y firm malt body, itís a bit much to handle. your hops are restrained beauty: earthy, musty, lightly spiced and herbal. youíre not too big and not too small - somewhere between fit and petite... thatís kinda my thing, you know? youíre firm and soft at the same time, and dear lord is your carbonation tight. i love how your sweetness isnít overbearing and your bitterness is kept in check. this is a long-distance relationship, i know, but iím in it for real.

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