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RATINGS: 568   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (1655) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 31, 2012
12 oz bottle pours amber with a white head. Aroma of malt and citrus hops. Taste is the malt and floral and citrus hops ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JesseMartineau (52) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 14, 2014
341ml bottle. Pours copper with finger of off white head. Aromas are hoppy, floral, citrus, some dried apricot, a little toffee. Taste is of tropical fruits, toffee, grapefruit. Medium carbonation starts slightly sweet and finishes with a nice lingering bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhp40219 (254) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 30, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark orange with amber hues and a large off white head that leaves quite a bit of stixky lacing. Nice mix of malt and hop in the aroma. Picking up caramel, wheat, dough, and earthy hops in the nose. Taste is also an excellent balance of hops and malts. Getting caramel, light citrus, floral, wheat, white bread, and pine. Very crisp and refreshing. Long slightly bitter finish of caramel malts and light citrus. Medium bodied, surprisingly somewhat thick texture, lively carbonation. Very, very nice beer. Not really a "session" beer as it is over 5%, but it’s certainly a beer I could drink several of in a sitting. Very easy drinker.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3603) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 23, 2014
Drinkable, but not bad. Amber in colour and in some features. Somewhat thin and nice malty tastes.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
skortila (4347) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
Bottled. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma has some caramel, light citric. Clear, brown coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is light bitter, has some caramel, some cookie, some citrus.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
boozedude (1615) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 20, 2014
bottle into glass, pours red, small head, aroma of caramel and spicy hiopps, taste is caramel oppy malts , biter finish, pretty good stuffs

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbruner (1982) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Pours a clear golden yellow on tap with thin white head. Aroma is nice citrus and a hint of biscuit, taste follows but more balanced. Weak flavor and thin, Meh.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmussman (1688) - California, USA - OCT 23, 2013
A really nice malted brew. Really smooth and enjoyable. Something you can share and also enjoy a few alone with great ease.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nero55 (476) - Leeds, Alabama, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle. Hazy amber with small off white head. Aroma of honey and caramel. Medium body with some hop bitterness and caramel notes with a sweet malt finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (4262) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
Sample at GABF 2013. Pours clear golden with a medium off white head. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus, malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
generallee08 (64) - New York, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Appearance: The body has a beautiful deep amber color with good clarity. Its head builds up to a nice white 2 inch collar of foam. This head slowly fades but keeps a small covering to the end and on the way down the glass it leaves some spotty slick lace. Smell: It has a light aroma with a mild bready and caramel sweetness. Hop notes are very faint and distant. Taste/Palate: On the tongue I get a bready and caramel character with a touch of fruity sweetness and some raw grain towards the finish. A slight floral and earthy hop presence gives it a snappy balanced finish. With its medium body and balanced carbonation it is an easy drinker. Notes: Overall its nice average Amber Ale with great drinkability.


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