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RATINGS: 643   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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A deep amber colored American ale, featuring a rich malty body. Cascade and Willamette hops add a complex hop flavor and aroma. This ale is exceptionally balanced between malty sweetness and delicate hop bitterness.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (2567) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2014
12 oz. bottle, shared with multiple others at brew club. Pours a minimal off white head, over a clear amber (SRM 12) body.....nose is mild cereal, light toffee/caramel, minimal hp notes....taste is strong cereal, minimal toffee/caramel, finishing with light hop bitterness.....mouth feel light of medium, carbonation medium. This is a very light beer which needs an increase in the malt bill. BJCP 6/3/10/4/6

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bronzan (122) - Windsor, California, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Draft in Augusta. Not much aroma. A bit too malty. Not a lot of flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5249) - Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Draft at Barley’s in Asheville. Pours a hazy reddish amber color with a medium sized dense off white head. The aroma has caramel malts, toasted bread, floral and light herbal hops, fruits, and cereal. The flavor of caramel malts, toast, floral and herbal hops, fruits, and bread. Medium bodied, mild bitterness with a dry finish. Decent amber ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndyW68 (1022) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 16, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2014 Amber pour with white head. Aroma musty malty. Taste follws nose with a little bitter.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
olr1984 (1036) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Sampled at gabf. from my notes. hazy amber pour with a white head. caramel and slight fruit taste

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oginme (42) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Bar bottle: pours rich amber color with good head. Slightly malty aroma. taste is slightly sweet caramel flavor finishing with a resin, piney finish with a lingering finish Billed as an American Amber, it lacked the hop aromas and clean finish that would place it higher in my assessment.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zoucrew102 (459) - - OCT 14, 2013
Bottle, thanks sevenhokie! Aroma is hoppy at first, but then I picked up the caramel malt. Pours a deep amber color with a good head and lacing. Caramel malt flavor up front with a bit of hops on the smooth finish. Good amber. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3401) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Bottle: Clear copper with a short, tan head. Caramel malt, bread aroma. Fruity, light.....malt flavor. Slightly hoppy. Pretty nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
woodychevy (326) - - OCT 1, 2013
UPDATED: APR 10, 2014 Not typically a style of beer I gravitate towards, but this is a particularly good amber. Plus, tastes like asheville. Pours a truly beautiful deep amber color ( I am on my first, so that is not the beer talking) with good head retention. a good amount of breadiness to it- malty sweetness and a hint of hops at first. the willamette floral notes are throwing me off a bit. the hops definitely come out more as it warms to room temp or maybe a slight burnt flavour- first few sips were the best. overall a great amber ale- by far the best offering I have tasted from Highland brewing. Having a pint at the tasting room right now. Had to lower score a bit Appearance only a 3. Nice color for an amber but No head retention. Aroma is just ok. Malt and some non-distinct Hard to pinpoint smells. Tasting more bitter than I remember. Surprising For only 30 ibu’s. Feel like I need some food with it to temper a bit. Feel like an amber should be more easy going. Slightly better with 1/2 the pint gone As it warms up. Just ok.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep amber to red. Nose is clean maltiness, toasted malts, burnt candied caramels, and just a touch of floral hops. Flavor is rich toasted malts, caramels, grilled caramelized sugars, and a hint of roastiness. finishes medium dry. Seems well attenuated but has a distinct burnt caramel character. Other than that, not a whole lot going on. Ok beer, nothing to write home about.


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