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RATINGS: 686   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8661) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2012
My Bottom Line :
Suave caramelized cereals develop pleasant toasted and fruity nuances before a balancing resinous, leafy hop bitterness seals this competent Amber Ale .

Further Personal Perceptions :
-.A ring of foam circles the deep russet.
-The aroma also has burnt toffee subtleties which are quite pleasant.
-Carbonation is soft and residual sugars plump, making for a wealthy mouthfeel, especially for the style.
-Hops contribute subtle citrusy fruitiness, but mostly shine in the finish.
-Even though I am not a fan of the style, I have to say the malt structure and flavor in this one are compelling.


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (8142) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle. Mostly clear amber pour with a moderate head. Mildly hoppy amber with a bit of nut. Not too bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (7972) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 29, 2010
Draught at Flying Saucer in Columbia SC. Very Fruity, Slightly Sweet, Malty and Very Smooth. Like a Nice Irish Red Ale. Lots of Fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7905) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a large, fluffy, light brown heead and a hazy amber body. Good retention and lacing. Aroma is malty and a bit peety...Very sweet with some dark fruits. Taste is malty, sweet with some dark fruits and cereal. Its also a bit husky with a bit of alcohol uncovered in the finish. Somewhat warming for a 5.8% beer, water like mouthfeel with tingly little bubbles.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7809) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2010
Draft at Flying Saucer in Nashville. Pours a cloudy reddish-amber color with a half-inch thick off-white head, creamy in texture, that leaves really nice circles all the way down the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, toast, floral hops, mixed fruits, and cereal. Flavor of caramel malts, toast, floral hops, cherries, apples, nuts, and bread. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry, malty mouthfeel and finish. Very nice amber ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7565) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2009
Pours copper with gold edges and weak tan head. The aroma has sweet malts and earthiness to go along with citrus and dark fruity esters. The taste has a pleasing balance of malty goodness, citrus hops, spicy hops, earthiness and dark fruity esters. A thin layer of molasses surfaces into the finish. The flavor isn’t seamless but tasty leaving lingering hop bitterness into the after taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2006
Bottle, at Kookfest, September 2006 (and previously at the brewery but my notes were insufficient). I was going to say this wasn’t very Scottish in character but see that its on the site as an Amber Ale, which is probably nearer the mark. Copper colour. Lots of caramel malt character in evidence but also a quite strong, resiny hop presence. I didn’t feel the two elements married perfectly. Not bad, but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (7423) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2008
Bottle thanks to tronraner. Pours a bright and clear amber color with a medium tan head. A sweet nose of rich caramel, some toasted malt and sugars. The flavor is also dominated by loads of caramel malts, some balance is achieved by a decent hop profile. A soft and fizzy mouthfeel. A light bitterness in the finish. Fairly earthy and nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (7290) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours copper amber, light toffee and pine nose, taste is sweet, bitter, fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (7210) - 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.

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