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RATINGS: 655   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.


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ss315 (14) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - AUG 16, 2004
An excellent offering from HBC. While a little light on the aroma, the appearance and flavor of this ale make this a favorite. This beer increases in complexity as it warms offering a nice balance of malty sweetness and hops bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
skaughty (645) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2004
Beautiful chestnut color. The aroma is a mix of cedar and caramel. I found the balance off, with the malts being a little sour. Add this to the bitterness of the hops and you have something a little "puckering". One sip seems watery, the next dense...hmmm.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2004
I picked this up at a little pub in the Smokey Mountains, not expecting to find anything good...This is a very nice amber ale! Dark copper color with a thick, creamy head. Malty with caramel, wood, citrus/fruit, and hopped nicely, too.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewdogg (62) - USA - JUL 30, 2004
Probably my fourth favorite of the Highland brews, but very good nonetheless. You will not find a better amber brewed in the region, but there are many that are better in the western sates.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 26, 2004
12 oz bottle. Clear burnished copper, medium off-white lasting head. Hoppy aroma is a mixture of the citric and pungent. Sweet, caramel-malty beginning, nice full body, quite creamy and smooth; beguilingly hoppy, crisp finish, lightly woody and whiskeyish. I quite like it, thanks Beandip!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2004
Pale copper. Nice sliky head, good lacing. Aroma is hops. Good malty body for an amber. Taste is creamy and sweet up front. Hops come in later with some nice balance with the roasted malt. Finish/aftertaste is a little off, but not a bad beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
worldleadr (56) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2004
Pretty, dark reddish color. Appetizing aroma, some fruity and floral notes, overall good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2004
This brew pours a drak amber color with a small slightly tan head. Aroma is that of malt, caremel, and a bit fruity. The hops were present, but not over powering. Over all is a good brew to enjoy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2004
Bottle pours a clear dark copper, small off-white batter like head, decent lacing, with light carbonation.   Aroma is fairly grassy/grainy with a slight butter tinge.   Up front I get a large grainy flavor with minor hop notes.   Somewhat creamy mouthfeel, lingering maltiness on the finish with ever so slight hop notes.   Not bad, but not as smooth as other Ambers.   Thanks goes out to ross8425 for the trade!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2004
Copper color with thin but lasting head. Aroma of malt and molasses. Taste is a thick caramel balanced out with light hop bitterness. Quite drinkable.


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