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RATINGS: 574   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Contract brewed for Shmaltz Brewing Company. Our First Creation

Crisp, smooth and perfectly balanced between a west coast style pale and amber ale, with a supple malt sweetness and a pronounced hop flourish.

Malts: 2-row, Caramel 40L, Dark Crystal, Munich, Wheat
Hops: Warrior, Northern Brewer, Willamette

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christpuncher (2272) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Not a bad ale. Very hoppy and easy to drink. First one I have had from the brewery. Not too bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jeremyh70 (926) - Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Pale copper with small head and ok lacing. Lemon herbal smell with malt sweetness. Some semi sweet malt up front lemon then herbs finish with some bitterness and an astringency I don't like. Enticing but ultimately fails for me because of astringency and lemon pledge taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kambei70 (837) - - JAN 13, 2013
Pours pale amber with poor and lacing. Smell is floral an herbal. Taste is balance between malt and hop with some astringency on the end. Not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7253) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2012
Bottle from WIne Source, Baltimore. Amber with a big, frothy, off-white head. Peaches and tangerines aroma, with a touch of floral hops. Solid, sweetish malt flavours, with more fruit and a dryish finish. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drdisque (685) - Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2012
From a bottle. Fairly strong malty hoppy balance. Pretty harsh though. Could use some sweetness to balance it out. More than I was expecting but probably wouldn’t get again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mike739 (2) - - NOV 7, 2012 does not count
A solid beer. I don't know if I could drink a six pack, per se, but definitely an enjoyable single pour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1812) - Missouri, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Bottle - average size thick head, medium copper color, fruity (apple?) hop aroma and flavor, balanced well with sweet malt

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quasicrystal (7) - - OCT 17, 2012 does not count
First rating. Clear copper colour. Fluffy head with nice thickness and many bubble sizes. Creamy in the centre, bubbly against the glass. I'm a bit stuffed up but the aroma seems to be bright and clean with malt and baguette-like bready notes. There's a mineral water thing there too. Taste is light for the colour and a little thin up front, with a crisp hit of quenching bitterness. Malt comes through but stops before becoming sweet. Hops are there but overall the finish is medium-short. Easy to guzzle, but there's enough going on at the end of the gulp to stand out. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Malty_MacHops (641) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Decent. The nose is citrus and floral hops with a touch of bread. The beer is golden, a little light for an amber ale, with a white cap. Bitter with floral and citrus notes. Crisp finish. More like a pale ale or blonde than an amber ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (6064) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Hazy dark copper with a thin foamy head. Smells like a faintly grassy pile of amber and crystal malts. Taste is pretty crystal malty and a little toffee with that typical somewhat-overdone amber flavor, but with a nice delighhtful dry-hopped flavor of some grassy tones. It’s all kinda light, even the dry hopping flavor. But it all kinda works out as a nice, easy going, no frills brew. Tasted really "session" even though it’s 6%

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