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RATINGS: 572   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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2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Doctormirk (100) - USA - APR 26, 2007
1 of 3 random 12 ounce beers I picked up at the Chico World Market. Turns out to be better than I was expecting having been stored under harsh lighting and with no refrigeration. I think this is a good example of a "Just above average" type beer. Nothing stands out too much, it’s got some hops, some malts a little paper and not much else. I guess what actually stands out is that it doesn’t stand out.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
far more bitter than malty. a good, complex beer for the style, but it comes off just a bit harsh. like i said, more bittering hops, and maybe not enough citrusy high floral aroma hops. pretty good still."

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MunBro (404) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
Definitely more of an amber than a hoppy pale ale. Awful pour, tons of head with no lacing. Lots of malt flavours. Meh.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nakedwhendrunk (2199) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a decent amber/red color with a slight transparency to it. The head was about a finger’s worth of white foaminess that dissipated within less than a minute. The smell had some crisp caramel malts coming through in a slightly dry sort of way. The taste was fairly sweet through the malts. On the palate, this one sat fairly light and had a fairly good sessionability about it. Overall, this was a decent Amber ale as its nothing to go bonkers about.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1427) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Pours an amber color with off-white head. Caramel malts and some roast on the nose; follows onto the palate. Pretty average amber ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JesseMartineau (87) - 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 (310) - 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 (3633) - 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 (4561) - 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 (1861) - 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 (2361) - 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.


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