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RATINGS: 577   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 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 (688) - 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 (7313) - 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%

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Efisher63 (1) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2012 does not count
Just ok. Nothing fabulous. Still drinkable. Listed as a hop session beer, yet not hoppy, but low alcohol ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bconch (359) - - AUG 25, 2012
Copper pour with thin head. Nose of caramel and toffee. Taste is hoppy and fades quickly. Carbonated palate with a thin finish. Decent flavors for a low abv beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
slimspady (219) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 13, 2012
Light, brown, clear pour with 2 finger head in the SA pint glass. Sweet, malt in the nose. A little nutty, syrupy sweet. Med body but the flavor sticks around. Almost coats the inside of the mouth with sweetness. First impression was ok, but it gets better the further you get. Birthday beer #2. 071712

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (6010) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle. Copper pour with a short, foamy tan head. Aroma is rather malty with lots of caramel, earthy hops and tea leaves. Taste is chewy malt, caramel, toffee notes, floral notes, earthy hops and soft, spicy hops. Body is medium and slightly chewy with a moderate, creamy carbonation. Ends with more earthy and spicy hops, toffee, tea leaves, caramel and malt notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1490) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Pours a clear orange yellow. Taste is well balanced with hops and a good malty backbone. Finish is crisp. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dfearnley (1807) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2012
355mL to flute Smells like straw, caramel malts, and a bit of sourness. Clear amber with a nice 1cm long lasting tan head. A bit of hay in the taste, bitterness and slight sourness at the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2012
Pours a rather murky deep gold with a thin bit persistent head and some lacing. Aroma is sweet - almost too sweet - caramel malt. Very malty body, slight staleness, lightly sour but pleasantly bitter hops in the finish. Reminds me a bit of an ESB. Light carbonation, chewy body. Almost... But not quite quaffable.

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